Well then there's this... Windy conditions seas about 10' High tide in a shallow area that doesn't hold a solid swell. Went out at first light and saw a bunch of old heads bobbing around and some younger guys with shorter boards on the inside having a blast. I always hear about bringing the right board but I look at the conditions and surf the board I bring and mostly I make a good decision. Caught some fun ones but honestly I'd guess it was chest high and crumbly until you caught the reform and then it was a helluva ride but that paddle out will test you on a longboard. After 2 ish hours I packed it up and headed home. Should have stayed longer as the girlfriend has me out shopping for crap either I don't want or I don't need.