I’m suffering from a rather acute bout of the “flat spell frustrations.” I’ve checked the cam and report for the North Bay several times throughout the day; honestly, it’s as flat as a chalkboard and the forecast for the week isn’t looking good. Ah, but what can you do? It’s not like I can pull a Sean Connery move and invent a complicated weather machine (an obscure movie reference, kudos to anyone who gets it). With that said, it’s times like these that I turn to Surfer for solace.
This week, Surfer is running a very timely article on their site titled, “How to Survive a Flat spell.” It offers up a number of very helpful suggestions; my personal favorite has to be the “just get in.” It might seem like a rather redundant thing to suggest (What you miss the ocean? Well, just get in it for crying out loud—it’s not like its going anywhere.), but it’s something that many surfers—including myself—often overlook. I recently tried it out myself, and it’s surprising how even a quick dip can help ease the flat spell jitters. Check out the article, and hopefully you can find a few suggestions to help you survive this unfortunate flat spell.