A Note on Christmas Eve



Earlier in the year, things really began to morph for me and I kept holding off on posting. Then it went from one month to two to four to six…You get the picture. Now it is only days until 2019!

So let me talk surfing for this installment.

I have a lot to work on. I know this because I have been surfing a bunch lately which means the world to me. Some days I feel great and other times I am not feeling like the old me. So only one thing can change this…Work and more work!

I have changed shapers. I now am riding boards shaped by Shea Lopez who was in the WSL for years. I feel that Shea and I are both firm believers in self-improvement so our working relationship should make for great boards in the future!

I also entered a surf contest and surfed the Masters Pro division. I came in 3rd in my first heat. Within the first ten minutes, I felt underprepared which is not how you want to feel in the middle of a competition. So once again…More work.

So I have some work but I have been actively working on a program to improve myself. Thankfully my years of coaching and competing have given me an insight into self-diagnosis and creating work plans.

Well, expect another post in a day or so. I have a lot more to speak about!!

Merry Christmas!!!




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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