I record date and location, wave height and conditions, and anything specific that might make a session standout. For example one day at long beach this spring, the fog was so thick I couldn't see 10 feet in front of my face and had to sit on the beach for an hour waiting for the sun to burn it off. I enjoy trying to get as many different locations as possible over year. This year I've gotten LI, Jersey, OBX, WB, and Mexico. I count anything where I get at least one wave on a board a surf session. I keep the log on Evernote on my phone and dial it up when I'm bored at work or on the train and mind surf. I've found it's always worth it to surf. Even if it's knee high and onshore you're always learning, improving, getting more comfortable in the water, and getting all the benefits of being in the ocean. The epic sessions only happen a few times a year if not every few years. I think I do it because I had about 4 year when I wasn't surfing regularly and realized how important it is. Thanks for the responses everyone.
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Nov 9, 2013, 04:56 PM #11
Nov 9, 2013, 05:42 PM #12
About 30 times a year.Mark it on the frige after every sesh.
Nov 9, 2013, 06:37 PM #15
last winter, nov-may I surfed about 125-150 times, figure 5-8 times a week for 26 weeks, I had an 11 day hiatus where I twisted my ankle....
Average between 30 and 60 sessions a year. Also log the days, location, conditions, Anything awesome!
Nov 9, 2013, 08:22 PM #18
Nov 9, 2013, 09:13 PM #19Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Berlin MD
Average about 80 to 100 sesh per year. Mostly Assateague or Ocean Cty, MD plus one to two trips per year.
Quite a few of those are n waves under waist high but the exercise is good, and helps keep you sharp for the good days, which this year has been pretty rare. I'd say fewer than 15 solid days in Maryland so far 2013, and that's just defining solid as shoulder high or bigger and clean.
Nov 9, 2013, 09:23 PM #20
Not enough... If I kept a log, it'd only make me depressed...
I try not to miss a swell, but I inevitably do. I'd say I surf about 80% of the rideable days in an average a year. So maybe 100-125 days a year? But that's just a guess... Some weeks there's just no waves. Some weeks I'll surf 4 or 5 days... averages about 2 days per week? I guess I'd put it this way... not enough to not have to go to the gym.