I don’t really even want to think what life would be like without surfing, although it would go on. I grew up living quasi-inland in MD, on the Chesapeake Bay, but not the shore area. I’ve always been around water and doing water activities all my life, lifeguarding, swimming, kayaking, wake boarding, etc., etc. Dad did SAR in the Navy and always loved it, so he raised me to share the same kind of passion for water. If I couldn’t surf I’d definitely be doing something in the ocean or on the water. Does boogying or handboarding count? For me personally it would never equate to actual sarfing, but a version of sarfing nonetheless. If that’s ruled out, I’d have to do something else to get that rush. I can’t think of anything that would be quite as accessible or fun, but maybe skydiving? Never done it, but I feel like that might give that rush. It’s just not nearly as accessible. I do love snowboarding, but not as much as sarfing. Regardless of it all, there was life before surfing and there will be life after. So I try to think optimistically and just enjoy the ride, embrace the opportunity to shred, appreciate good company and try to not take it all for granted. It’s easy to forget the small things in life that make it so great, even just a fresh breath of air - not everyone gets that.