Getting in the water everyday is harder than it sounds. Crazy deadlines at work and a minor cold didn't make it any easier. Through occasional fog and some beautiful sunsets, I found myself getting in the water (sometimes just my feet) mostly at night. Just the other day someone in my office was saying September just came and went. Not for me, thanks to my little pledge I was able to see and really feel the phases of the moon and got to watch the tidal shifts over days and weeks, rather than just a few hours. The month isn't quite over so I'm hoping we get some waves before October hits.
It has been a busy summer making leather goods and it looks like fall will be the same. September is a calm time and has always been my favorite month for many reasons: summer is over and the stress of feeling like you have to make the most of it has subsided, the holiday bustle has yet to begin, and yes, the best surf of the year happens this month. I made a pledge to get in the water everyday in September, even for just a few minutes if that's all I've got. This picture came from my first body-womping session. Hopefully the waves get a little better than they were on this fine evening.