I noticed lately that it takes a whole lot longer to get to my feet on my board at the rip old age of 65, soon to be 66 in June 1! I probably love the water and the surfing experience way more than most in the water these days even though I am able to catch a lot less waves for whatever reason. I thought I would share this awesome article that reflects on that very issue and how many surfers are still into their 80's and 90's and surfing or using the SUP boards.
I'm still riding my 9'2" and my 6'-4" but may have to go to a SUP eventually just to stay stoked! We shall see what the warmer weather brings this spring but after surfing at Jupiter, FL and still having issues getting to my feet, the time may have come for a change in equipment.
As far as I'm concerned, anything that gets me in the water, boogie board, fins and a camera, longboard, shortboard, kayak, sup, it's all good. I totally embrace being an older surfer and am happier in the water than I have ever been but I also realize that as time marches on, one needs to adjust your activity to maintain the stoke.
On another note, the show season has just ramped up this year and I have about 25 outdoor shows on my agenda, as well as a lot of museum and gallery exhibitions, which brings the total to around 35-40!!!! Yea, about that retirement thing....but it is just incredibly fun to have so much to do and to be able to make a difference in so many ways. I'm looking forward to sharing with you all that happens along the show circuit this year and of course, will pass along any helpful tips and hints to showing outdoors to all of you.