When I was a Floridian, beach days included sun and temps over 70. Today i am heading to surf, fish and explore wonderful tide pools at the marine gardens near Otter Rock on the Oregon coast. We are wearing fleece, rain gear, wool hats (52 degrees and wet) over bathing suits which will only see the light of day when we quickly get into wetsuits!
After a morning on shore, surf’s up at Pacific City, kinda glassy so off we go!!!!
It was a great surf day with fast, heavy waves that built and broke and re-built to fun rights. Then came the drama! So when I was taking my last wave I turned to look back at the overhead swell as it began to feather and a SEAL that was taller and way fatter than I was totally torpedoed itself out of the water between me and the wave.
So why would a seal do that? At the moment, I just had a moment of being totally startled then I thought, “Was a SHARK was chasing it?” OMG I paddled for the wave and rode it all the way to shore. The end! I was done surfing for the day – shore break hammered, happy and tired.