Why dawn patrol is just amazing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
A couple of days ago I had a morning sesh at my local spot. It was 9.30 am yet and the crowds were already paddling towards the line-up. It's always good to get out there whatever the conditions, but that day I had a break down and went home stressed out because of the over-crowded spot (I should have read How to surf in a crowded lineup).
Anyways, Andrea convinced me that dawn patrol before work was the solution. I had already had some early morning sessions, but never before going to work. Even though I'm not a morning person, I decided I'd give it a shot and yesterday we woke up at 5.50 am and got ready for it.

I will not try to convince you (maybe just a little bit), but here are my thoughts on why dawn patrol is just so amazing.

THE SPOT IS LESS CROWDED
Ça va sans dire my friends. When the other surfers are still in their bed dreaming of the session of the day before, you'll be paddling towards a (semi) desert line-up. It will be all silence and peace and the waves will be all yours and of the other few early birds out there. You'll catch a ton of waves and you'll be surfing more even if you're short of time.

THE WINDS ARE STILL
It's now well known that early in the morning the wind calms down before picking up during the day. I think it is due to the thermal seabreezes. Andrea tried to explain me how they work once, but I didn't get every thing he told me. So, lets just take it for what it is and enjoy the glassiness of the morning waves.

EVERYTHING IS JUST MAGICAL
There was a moment yesterday in which I wished I had my camera with me. The lazy sun was slowly raising and the surface of the water was reflecting the pink clouds of the dawn. There was a softness in everything, in the landscapes, the faces, the movements... It was beautifully magical.

YOU'LL HAVE SOME ME-TIME
Being almost alone in the line-up, everything so quiet, you'll be experiencing some deserved me-time. Your thoughts will flow easily and other people's voices won't disturb you. I start singing sometimes! It's a great time to just relax and be yourself with no judgments.

IT RECHARGES YOUR BATTERIES
Doing something you love is always the best way to start your day. Especially if you have to go to work afterwards, you need some fuel to make it until the evening. For us surf-junkies, a good (but even an ok) morning session is what we need to recharge our batteries and start with a smile.

YOU'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
Seriously, isn't it too cool when you step into your office, your hair still wet, and your colleagues ask you if you went out surfing? And then you tell them you scored some amazing right peelers with nobody on the peak and then you did a radical bottom turn........

YOU'LL FEEL OH SO GOOD
I am not an early bird, but really, you'll feel just so good and refreshed after your morning session, especially when in a hot summer day. You are smiling, the endorphin in your body and cannot wait to start your day after a well-deserved second breakfast. What else?



Now that I convinced you (have I?), what are you waiting for? Go to bed earlier tonight and set the alarm clock on. It will be worth it!

2 comments on "Why dawn patrol is just amazing"
  1. I'm in for tomorow if you want, babe :)

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  2. You just motivated me to do this so I will be trying this out tomorrow now. I hardly find time to do such stuff because I offer people research papers written for you but I will make some free time tomorrow.

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