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May 28, 2009

Rainy surf day

By last night, I figured there would not be much surfing this week. On Monday through Wednesday, there were hardly any waves at all in Shichirigahama and Kugenuma was really, really small. I did go on Tuesday, but there was not much surfing to be done. And this morning, I checked the conditions at 6:30am and there was still no action.

So, I was a bit surprised later in the morning when I found out that some big swells were coming through. Needless to say, I went to the beach. The conditions were really good, but I was not at my best. Having said that, I did enjoy it even though it's cold and raining today. On the plus side, the ocean really warmed up, so much so that it was better to be in the water than standing on the beach.

Anyway, after I finished surfing (falling over), I took a few pictures of the people still in the water surfing. One good thing about the conditions today is that most everyone out there was serious, and therefore, really talented and fun to watch.

Although it does not do it justice, here are a few surfing pictures:

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And I took this while I was driving the train back to Kamakura afterwards. Don't know why they let me do that, ha ha. Actually, I was sitting in the coveted forward-most seat, a first for me. Sometimes, I love that train!

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Posted by Kirk on May 28, 2009 06:08 PM

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