Being There


I wish I could snap a picture of my employees during their lunch break. Mind you…the youngest in the group is in their mid-twenties and others are in their sixties.

The room is mainly silent. Except for a few moments of chatting. Then there is some occasional laughter. Laughing in regards to a video they have just watched.

Everyone is connected to some place. To the past. To a post. To a video. Yet, they are unconnected to the present going on right in front of them.


On the flipside, a mother stands on the shore watching the world through her camera. A surfer, her daughter, catches a wave and something incredible happens behind her. A Manta Ray has made his way closer to shore than usual. And in a split-second he breaches and it is captured by a person dialed into what is happening around him.


A few people took other photos of this rare occurrence as the Manta Ray swam within a few feet of the shore. Then, turned around and disappeared.


Maybe the video will be uploaded and manipulated with funny music and some over-modulated noises. And later enjoyed in a silent break room. To people who are connecting.

And who took these great photos?? Natasha Long took them of her daughter, Jasmine.

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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