Its not the size its quality for me. I will go out in anything from knee high to OH but if its super sloppy and unorganized I wont waist my time. In my younger days I woulnt think twice about not going out. Now I sit there and see ppl you when it super choppy getting the snot pounded out of them of doing more paddleing to stay in position then surfing well then just dont see like fun to me
I know a few old dudes that only surf 3 or 4 times a year, when its really good (chest-head+ and glassy). Usually see 'em out in sept / oct if ever. I dont have the discipline. Im like a crack head plotting on his next rock. "well, its only a little onshore.." "looks decent..." "its not THAT cold..."
come on dog, hook me up, hoooook me. hahah totally agree
I will paddle out in everything unless it's so big I feel like I'm in danger. If I'm alone it has to be clean, if friends are suiting up and it's crap I usually can't resist I go out. Knee High or Head high I will surf and hate when I hear it was fun and I missed it. Most of my old friends (I'm 45) don't surf more than 4 times a year so I have to hang with mostly younger guys. I had a friend who tried to learn to surf one summer back in the early eighties. While we were at a party one time I overheard him telling some girl that "It's not even worth if it's not at least 10 foot" . I always loved that .