Thursday 11 November 2010
11/11/10 | Economies of Surf
Ever feel like everything is conspiring against you having a surf?
I had a 10 o'clock meeting in Wadebridge yesterday, so it seemed rude not to try for a sneaky surf beforehand. I managed to get stuck behind every slow moving vehicle in Cornwall on the way there and when I finally made it to the beach (nearly 45 minutes later than planned) the tide was too high anyway. Not wanting to be defeated I wangled an extended lunchbreak and went back for another look after the meeting - by then I felt I had to get in whatever the conditions seeing as winter mid-week surfs are so precious.
Now I don't think you can put a price on a good surf, but sometimes you just have to wonder if it was really all worth it...
Minutes spent looking at forecast & loading car etc on Tuesday night: 30
Time alarm clock went off: 6.20 AM
Temperature outside: 2.5 degrees, had to scrape ice off windscreen
Miles driven: 94, diesel cost £11.34 (boss usually gives me a lift)
Time spent in car: 2 1/2 hours
Pre-surf photo: 50p
Post-surf chocolate: 70p
Number of extra hours worked to make up for lunch: 1 1/2 hours
Time actually spent in weak crumbly lumpy surf: 50 minutes.