I also went surfing for the first time this year... I'm still sore, even though I lift weights and do core workouts specifically to prepare myself for it. Just goes to show that gym workouts are no substitute for the real activity. I sometimes wonder if going to gyms make any sense at all. Well, at least I don't stay for long and I do burn some calories there.
The waves weren't huge, but about head-high which is more than enough, and they were fast and powerful. I was tired just paddling out, and got pummeled when my first big wave closed out on me. Got another elevator drop later, and another closeout that I rode to the beach, before calling it quits after about 50 minutes. My lats were already screaming!
I post my race reports on my team's blog, so if you want to read them, just go to the links below.
This is my report on my first race, a mountain-bike race near Monterey:
My second race, Cantua Creek Road Race near Coalinga, was yesterday, and my write-up from that is here:
Next Saturday I'll be in the Snelling Road Race, north of Merced.