Thursday, September 11, 2008

Shredded Feet

Earlier this week it seemed I couldn't go to the beach without coming back with some new lacerations on my feet. Amid calls to not put my feet down when I get off the board, I was pretty adamant there was little I could do to avoid it. The further north you go on the two waves in Sayulita the closer you get to the shallow entry covered in rocks laced with flesh from my feet.

The safest bet for me is to constantly make sure I'm working the southern shoulder of the wave which serves two purposes -- staying out of the locals way and leaving less blood in the sand when I leave. The dog and iguana population have ensured that the roads here aren't exactly the cleanest surface for open wounds, so I'm glad I seem to have found a way to avoid getting new ones.

4 comments:

joya said...

Oh, let me know if I can bring Nic's surf booties with me? They might help!

nendee said...

Dude. Timeout - how long are you vacationing in Mexico? When did you get hooked on surfing? Move there permanently and we'll join you....

Krish

Eric Newcomer said...

I think I've got the whole laceration thing figured out thankfully, so I don't think the booties are necessary. And really, a grown man wearing things called booties? That's just wrong.

Now I just need to muster up the energy to keep going out twice a day.

Eric Newcomer said...

I don't have the stamina to say I'm hooked on surfing. This is my first go at it and I'm only here for a couple weeks.