I keep my boots pre-tied with a simple over hand knot on the fourth eyelet down for mornings like this. I woke up a little bit late, slid on my boots and jumped in the car. I'm not sure how I missed my first alarm, but the sun was already beginning to peek above the horizon.
The waters are frigidly cold. I'm essentially wearing my winter jacket. This surfer sends chills down my spine each time he lands in the water. You don't see a lot of surfers where I'm from. It's awesome to admire a talent that I'll probably never have.