Is this thing on??
I got a new surfboard the other day. I’m looking forward to trying it out, but sadly there are no waves to speak of. It’s a 6’8 bat-tail quad, with an optional center fin so that it can be converted to a thruster. I’ve never surfed a quad but I’m pretty sure I’m going to dig it. The board was shaped by John Reinhard at Uhuru. After surfing a friend’s (very similar) board, I decided to get one for myself. John is a local shaper in the Newport/Costa Mesa area, and I’d highly recommend working with him.
In other news, I’ve been training for the Ironman 70.3 in California for the last six months or so. Triathlon is a pretty fun sport, but unfortunately being a “Clydesdale” (yes, that’s what they call big dudes in the sport) makes it tough. I’ve been working through injuries, first my Achilles and now my knee. I’m not very close to 100% and the race is in a week, so I’m probably not going to set any speed records on the run. After this race is done I’m going to be preparing for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco. If you’re really interested, you can track my races on Athlinks.