Turning the Page



Going into the last chapter of 2015, I decided to start a new job close t0 the smallest surf spot in Brevard County. The spot is on the wrong side of an inlet and most of the swell gets blocked out. But what does make it in is welcomed by a long, flat bottom and is groomed down to have wonderful form. In the summer, it is much better to travel some place else. But in the colder season, the more stronger swells create some easy going fun.


Now is the time to enjoy my decision.

Sure my employer itself maybe my biggest obstacle to enjoying any beach time along with daylight savings time robbing me of any after work surf time but where there is a will there is always a way.


Just as I have turned the page in my career; I also have to say good-bye to summer. A few weeks ago for the holiday season, my buddy Scott (Mullet killer) arrived here in Florida. We paddled out to Ponce Inlet and quickly returned to shore to remove our cumbersome wetsuits. The water hovered in the low 70s. Now, it is damp, rainy, windy, and cooler.

Winter has arrived.


The photos are courtesy of Jim MacLaren from 16streets.com

I have stated it before… Jim has a way of putting something into a photo that I seem to lack. A feeling I guess.

So these are his recent photos from the report page taken from the beach that straddles the property I work at.

Winter lines are sweeping in. Birds huddle to protect themselves from the crisp winter wind along the empty stretch of beach.




About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!
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