At least it wasn't his aging mother or petite sister coming to save the day. His questionable dignity would have plummeted much further.
Speaking to the broken leash...
My leash broke Wed. early into my sesh, luckily it had the little weight thing on it, so I pulled the Velcro, popped the broken section thru, with the weight on one side and surfed the rest of the day, held beautifully.
As for the vaginitis, if he needs help paddling in now, I hope he ain't out there when we get some real waves!
The past couple weekends I saw quite a few "water rescues". Not necessarily all emergencies, but a cpl instances of kids swimming directly against a rip and freaking out. Another one where like literally 5 or 6 kids, I say kids but looked like young teenagers, clinging to a walmart boogie with this confused look on their faces. Not sure my point to all this, had a special friday morning breakfast, but it just amazes me b/c it's not like the rips were that bad, and in terms of surf, not bigger than 4 ft. It is a rippy spot, they pop up quick, I guess i'm also surprised people dont get hurt more often. Obviously, in those circumstances, I had my eye on these folks and would be willing to assist if necessary.
I'm thinking he was scared of the reef and urchins. People talk it up so much down there and caution can be a good thing with a beginner(kid) and the reef.
EMass, yeah, it was here.
It's possible he was spooked of urchins, but when you're close to shore at this spot you can actually walk the last 8-10ft. to shore...
Sea urchins are NOT life threatening. H&ll, they don't even hurt that much.
Personally, I agree most with the (first page) response about further evidence of the weakening of the species, as this behavior has been written about before in surfer mag.