My friend Joel and I just returned from a 4 day trip to Tybee Island, GA. 2 travel days, 2 paddling days. We did private training w/ Ronnie and Marsha, who own Sea Kayak GA, on both days. The weather was AMAZING. 70F, sunny, water comfy in a dry suit. The first day we had a neat little tiderace --almost a standing wave--during outgoing tide that was not too big and so really perfect to practice surfing on without getting rattled (which I do when I hear the wave bearing down on me LOL!). I was able to adjust the boat and concentrate on finesse stuff instead of just trying to stay upright. Also plenty of "real" surfing. I avoid the big stuff. My goal is to be safe when I need to make a surf landing, not to barrel along as fast as I can. Worked on low brace turn into the wave when I broached and got pretty good at that--except for one time when I wasn't fast enough and the wave got the bottom of my boat and dumped me. And DAMMITALL but I blew my roll. I can do 5 different GL rolls now in all kinds of situations, but apparently NOT when the surf is pounding me into the sand. BUT I did re-enter and roll so I got credit for that. After that, Marsha got in the water with me (poor her, getting battered by the surf and having to hold onto my boat!) and I practiced. Even knowing I was going in, I found I got confused with all the activity above me and blew a few to start with. But then I made myself relax and take the time to get set up and get the paddle to the surface, and I was able to roll then, both sides. That made me feel better! Also worked on some rescues in rougher water, and in a quiet cove, worked on my Norsaq roll. I hadn't had a chance to work on that since late Oct. -- I can only use a WW boat in the pool classes and I can't for the life of me roll those flat boats w/out a real paddle. But I did some really great ones the other day, with no extra "swipe" at the end--very clean and precise. That made me happy. Didn't get any pix b/c everyone was too busy DOING stuff! I wish I had made someone get some vid of me surfing, but when you're doing it you don't think about it! We camped out at the RV campground on Tybee where we have camped before. It's lovely and clean, with nice bathrooms and private showers, but man do they take advantage of their "only game in town" status. $70 a night for a tent site b/c there was an Irish parade last weekend! Highway robbery!