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I needed that! (El Salvador)
« on: March 25, 2024, 06:41:15 PM »
Turns out taking 5 years off, getting 5 years older and having 5 surgeries doesn't inspire confidence in the water. Decided to spend the week in El Salvador to jump start my come back. I was scared sh-tless! But after a few days out, I started getting a bit more comfortable. I had to completely relearn my pop-up (due to new limitations from the surgeries) and it took some time to lock in on my standing balance. But it's coming. Had a great day today!
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2024, 10:37:14 PM »
You are a brave soul indeed lol. El Salvador is full of cobble and massive rocks. So many point breaks lead to shallow depths of rock, it's a intimidating place. I surfed that area 10 years ago and was blown away by all of the spots within short distances of each other. I've heard Playa El Tunco is all growed now. Way to crush it!
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2024, 11:53:49 PM »
Cool to see you back, and back at it !
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2024, 12:47:46 PM »
You are a brave soul indeed lol. El Salvador is full of cobble and massive rocks. So many point breaks lead to shallow depths of rock, it's a intimidating place. I surfed that area 10 years ago and was blown away by all of the spots within short distances of each other. I've heard Playa El Tunco is all growed now. Way to crush it!

Thanks! Ya, lots of rocks in that area for sure.  I was SUPing with two guys from Miami (only 2 SUPers I saw all trip) and one guy broke a leash.  His board got swept into the rocks. They didn't have booties on so I swam in to get his board (I've had enough urchin encounters to have no shame wearing booties in the tropics!). Board was fine thankfully.

And ya, El Tunco is a pretty busy place relative to the rest of that coast.  Visited for 20 minutes and then moved on!
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2024, 12:48:57 PM »
Cool to see you back, and back at it !

Thanks! It's great to be back!
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2024, 01:03:27 PM »
Here's a little clip of some of the waves I managed to get. The rust is real! Motivation to get back at it this spring and summer!

https://youtu.be/Bkrf9S7Q-v8
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2024, 02:51:37 PM »
welcome back, SA --
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Re: I needed that! (El Salvador)
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 03:10:30 AM »
Good to see you back in game SA.  I guess you are really enjoying that feeling of being back on the board and out in the water.

 


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