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Trunkin’ It

Posted by Rick | July 23rd, 2007 | Filed under Outdoor Sport, Personal Reflection


Nothing like trunkin’ it.
Just you, your board, a pair of shorts, the ocean.
After spending a whole year wearing rubber from head to toe,
A slimy, smelly, 20-pound petroleum barrier between you and nature,
There’s nothing like the feeling of wax against your belly,
Spray on your ankles,
The sun on your back,
A gust of wind rushing by
When you drop down the face.

Even the most bone-bending wipeouts feel better
When you can feel them completely.

- Somewhere in Nicaragua, July 19, 2007

2 Responses to “Trunkin’ It”

  • July 23, 2007 at 4:30 pm | jeff wirtanen says

    Thank you. What’s great about seeing a nice wave like this and hearing such a fun description of warm water surfing is knowing that I burned through all my vaction time before the end of May this year and I’ll need to hunker down in the cubicle for 5 more months before I get another shot. Unless of course, I sell it all and hit the raod. Thanks again.

  • August 7, 2007 at 4:02 am | Duncan FitzGerald says

    Nice picture. Surfing is great for a number of reasons, one being the closeness to nature. I agree wetties suck.

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