Monday night I went out for my usual boogie board adventure. I think I’m officially retiring from regular surfing, it doesn’t jive well with my bad back/hips/knees/ankles that also get in the way of me doing terrestrial sports like running. And I mean really, what’s better than sports where you get to lay down? Swimming, bodysurfing, boogie boarding are all super fun and you don’t even have to stand up :)

Dani came out to the beach as well but couldn’t get in because she had the not fun kind of massage where they beat the hell out of you. Instead she waded in thigh deep and observed me rip up some monster foot tall waves, whooo! I would have liked some bigger waves but it’s still fun to mess around on the little stuff.

I was trying out some new fins and I have mixed feelings so far. The Laguna Surf Fins are really comfy compared to my duckfeet and I like that the strap is adjustable. The power transfer felt a little wonky with the soft foot pockets, I got plenty of propulsion though. The one upside I was anticipating from these fins was not destroying my feet (they are such a mess already) but I didn’t quite make it out unscathed. When I got out I took my fins off I was bleeding pretty well on my left foot. In fairness to the fins I think a rock got in there or something and got pressed through the skin by the pressure of my kicking. Whoops. I think I need to start just wrapping my chafe points in duct tape like I’ve read some people do… that might save my feet some of this trauma… I have holes and scars all over the place right now, it’s not sexy.

2 Responses to “Boogie Monday Solo Surf”

  1. Oli says:

    Have you tried wearing neoprene socks when using fins? I used to have the same issue no matter how well fitted the fins were, wearing socks solved the issue entirely.

  2. Rob D says:

    I used to wear neoprene booties with my duckfeet but I never really liked it… too much compression on my feet I guess… I may have to go back to that though because everything else seems to tear up my feet