Everyone who surfs knows it. Look at last weekend for example. One might think that it was a yucky weekend. Ok, admittedly, it was a bit windy and yes it was pissing down. But if you surf, I dare say, it’s much easier to see the glass half full (even if it’s full of rain water).
We went to the Northern Beaches for a little surf on Sunday. It was raining and it was pretty grey out there. I almost opted for a sleep in myself but my better half, recently re-bitten by the surf bug and keen to try his brand spanking new wetsuit, convinced me to roll out of bed and hit the road on the hunt for some waves.
And how delightful was it to see almost empty roads on a Sunday morning. It looked like most people actually did sleep in. In no time we made it to the other side of the bridge. It was a bit tricky to find a corner protected from the wind but eventually we ended up in Warriewood. The waves were a bit dumpy but the line up was not very crowded as the species of good-weather-surfers seemed to have dropped of the radar as well. It was also super clean as Warriewood is protected from the Southerlies. The water was still warm too. While we were in there it started to bucket down properly. I love it when that happens. I love surfing in the rain. It’s just you out there with the elements. Beautiful.
Almost as beautiful was the pie we got afterwards. Nothing better than filling up empty surf bellies with a pie. My gidget belly is not taking any pie though. It has to be Upper Crust Pies from Collaroy. Seriously, must be the best pie shop in that corner of the world (no, I’m not getting paid to say that, I mean it).
Happy days… no traffic, no crowds, clean waves, a great excuse to pig out on pie. See being a surfer makes you happy all-round even with rain :-)
Just remember that for this week. There are waves all week. However, the weather does look like it’s going to be on the volatile side. Have a great week, gidgets and friends of gidgets