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Mar. 3rd, 2014 | 08:53 pm

So, after mulling it over and over, I have decided that I am going to actually enter into a surfing competition this year.  Nothing really major, just something small and fun.  If anything, it will be nice to be at a break with only me and three other surfers in the water for 30 minutes.  No complaints there.  That being said, I have to really start training and working on perfecting my surfing so I stand a chance.

I guess the whole enter a competition idea came through me watching competitive surfing.  It is so easy to sit in a chair watch pros go at it and complain when I, myself, have not even been in that situation.  So, while watching the pros and daydreaming of surfing where they surf I thought...maybe I should enter in one??

The other revelation to entering would be:  my fear of larger waves (actually my LACK of fear).  I have really become more and more comfortable with overhead waves.  I was just out today and charged some well overhead sets, fearlessly.  I was watching how far out I was going and I got to a point where I knew I rarely paddle past and I paddle past it to catch a wave.  Thing is, when I caught the wave, I didn't feel the normal "OMG, I hope I make it."  I felt at ease.  Not only did I catch the wave, I still rode down the face carving back whenever I felt the wave gave me that opportunity.

All that taken into account equates:  time to enter some fun competitions and see how I do with a little bit of pressure on my back and people watching.

going out to sleep now.  Toodles. 
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★  Ashlee ★

From: umbreons_shadow
Date: Mar. 4th, 2014 07:58 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a great idea to enter in a competition. Even if it is for fun!

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princess_ailina

From: princess_ailina
Date: Mar. 6th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Go for it!

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