I guess what that is for me is the potential of the ride... the anticipation of something great about to happen. I like spring better than summer. Same idea.
I guess I separate that feeling from the feeling of satisfaction after a particular ride or event of a ride. Slipping out of a pinching pocket... getting the body english just right to not have a drop of water nick you on the exit after a deep tube is about the most satisfying sensation in surfing for me. A good solid fins out top turn into an air drop is really satisfying, too.
Sitting in the water and seeing a nice set approaching
Not that I would ever cut you off, not referring to me here
all of the above! mine changes each session. my mentality is your best wave is yet to come. havent surfed today but yesterday a bottom turn was the best part of my wave of the day. backside. one of those long sweeping turns, pivot, front hand in water and transitioned just about all my speed to the lip. i really enjoyed it.
great thread by the way. im in an awesome mood this morning reading all of these and how stoked and friendly everyone is.
Barrells and big boosts off the lip.
Love looking down the line from a perfect bowled up a-frame.
That and seeing the curtain of water and the lip hitting the flats a few feet in front your toe side rail during a layback tube ride. Too bad that's usually right before my hamstring cramps up into a ride ending knot.