Here's how day 17,641 of my life went.
Woke up pretty tired not having slept well.
Did a couple of hours of computer work:
- blog post
- article for Windnews
- reply to emails of people inquiring about accomodation, cars and gear (I do a lot of that)
Went to Hookipa around 11, sailed with not many people out and loved it till ended up on the rocks.
Took photos for 15 minutes.
Went to work and worked my ass off (where's so freaking busy these days) standing for four hours and moving an unbelievable amount of boards and gear around.
Went to Mana after work to get food and saw the usual entertaining mix of humanity.
Went home, had dinner and realized that that bruise of the hip was hurting a lot...
I'll tell about the bruise at the end, here's the photo of the day. I think it's the first time it goes to a sailor I don't know.
Here's the other ones.
Levi let me try his board. Guess what? I didn't sail like him...
I think these are: Alex in the foreground, Glenn in the background, Diony on the left and Mark on the third wave. Just to compensate a little the lack of knowledge of the first photo.
This kid's name is Moritz. He's German and lives in Gran Canaria. I like the way he sails and the fact that he knows and respects the priority rules. He and his dad came to help me getting out of the rocks... thanks a lot. Ah, he's 15.
Levi did some unbelievable sailing today. I saw a turn from the channel that was just soooo sick. What a privilege to sail with such talented guys!
Usually I never get hurt when I go on the rocks. My policy is to completely disregard the gear as soon as I realize that I'm on the rocks.
I believe that in this way (I do have some knowledge of the matter), I minimize the damage to my body and even to the gear.
But this time, I thought I could come out of it and I kept hanging on the gear and fighting the adverse elements in order to pull back out. That's when you risk to get hurt (or cut), because you don't go with the flow...
As a result I have a bruise on the muscle below my hip and a little ding on my board, but overall it's still nothing really.
Hey, I went on the rocks at the end of April. In a couple of months I'd be stoked to end up on the rocks, but unfortunately that won't even be an option (because of the lack of waves)... but with my skills, never say never!!!
PS. Chris of Black Project fins just emailed me that:
Just had the first person email me saying that they saw the fins on your blog and want to order.
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