i think you should at least give it another week billy and then go for it. if you're as good as your bud says you are then you should have the paddling muscles for mavericks by the end of the week and catch some 5 footers no problem.......c'mon guys, how could you think this was serious?
Today I surfed the shark infested waters at tower road with the one and only Donovan Frankenreiter and I cut him off once and got in his way once. Other then that my skills are progressing rapidly. I have surfed with a pro and now can stand up.