21 “F*ck Sake” Moments That Are Frustratingly Specific To Surfing

The dance from the front door to the shower... without getting sand everywhere

1) Constantly falling over the third surfboard in your bedroom because you’ve run out of storage space

2) When you get to the beach and remember you’ve left your wetsuit at home…

3) And your leash…

4) The surf-related fury that comes with it getting far too dark far too early in winter

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5) Having to explain to your friends that you genuinely can’t afford to go for a pint because you’ve spent all your money on new wetsuit/board/fin

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6) Getting from your front door to the shower without turning your entire flat into a sand bath


7) And therefore your house/bed/shower is never entirely free from grains of sand

8) When you are trying to get your surfboard in the house without denting it

9) Going for a walk on the beach with family… but not being able to actually go surfing

10) When it’s forecast to be a perfect four-foot offshore day and you get to the beach to find it’s like this….

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11) Or this….


12) Waking up for a dawnie and realising you are out of wax…. and the shop doesn’t open until 9am

13) Your GoPro footage never looking as gnarly/long as you hoped it would be


14) When you think you’re going to be the first one in the water…. and you find 17 other people are already there

15) When the car park nearest the beach is full and you have to park at the top of a f*cking steep hill…

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16) When you snooze your alarm and miss the good tide…

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17) Walking along the beach and your leash trips you up….

18) When you get in your wetsuit, drive twenty minutes to the beach only to find the forecast was lying

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19) Having to explain to people what part of swimming in the cold North Atlantic in the rain you actually enjoy

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20) When you lend your mate your board and it comes back looking like this…


21) Walking to work on a perfectly sunny, wind-free morning knowing it’s just not going to happen

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