So I've been surfing for 5 years now and go out every swell no matter the conditions and have caught a good amount solid waves when it's going off. But last friday I was in the water (on my shortboard for the first time in awhile) and didn't have much luck taking off. I don't know if I just couldn't position myself right, if the offshore-ness was making the waves seem much easier to catch than they were, or if it was all mental, nonetheless, it discouraged me. Any idea what could have been the issue? I know it's prob weird answering "how to catch a wave" thread, but I'm def not a ****ty surfer and I couldn't draw a line to save my life. Thanks.