Having survived the holiday
I slowly open the door of my subterranean bunker
and wrinkle my nose at the mixed smells of
salt-peter (potassium nitrate), charcoal, and sulfur
with just a bit of brine on the breeze.
As everyone knows the 5th of July is always a great surf day.
The tourists are sun burnt beyond all recognition and usually vow to never ever return to the shore
or until next weekend
whichever comes first.
are usually still in jail
it takes time for the courts to process all the paperwork for the ones that have sobered up and can be released on their OR (own recognizance)
the ones that aren't in jail
usually have new stitches
or a new tattoo
it's kind of an either or situation
neither of which should be soaked in the local salt water for at least
a few days
new batch of combo swells
has not arrived.
I was planning on a bit of a briny dunk but alas,
the best ride on the south side Sol Cam
was the produce truck backing up
the entire length of the pier
between the tourists.
Pretty awesome when you think about it
I give it a 8.9
on the surf cam wave judging, sliding scale.
So it's eggs for the dawn patrol