Hip Surgery

Bob Dobbalina

Billy Hamilton status
Feb 23, 2016
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Rode a shortboard for the first time on Sunday.
Bumpy, simultaneously wedgy and burgery closeouts had me second guessing myself for the first several waves.

Feet in the wrong spot, blowing takeoffs, flailing down the line.

Then I lined up one that felt familiar, albeit mistimed.

Last wave was on my backhand and it started to click. Thank goodness.
 

llilibel03

Kelly Slater status
Jul 28, 2005
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3,647
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Rode a shortboard for the first time on Sunday.
Bumpy, simultaneously wedgy and burgery closeouts had me second guessing myself for the first several waves.

Feet in the wrong spot, blowing takeoffs, flailing down the line.

Then I lined up one that felt familiar, albeit mistimed.

Last wave was on my backhand and it started to click. Thank goodness.
I remember when I first started after months off, I was jealous of the kooks on wavestorms because the were popping up faster than I could dream of. Now I'm at 80% of what I was before injury. The other day there were little tubes to be had and I found it difficult to squeeze myself down into the tight little crouch necessary to pull in. I got to work on that. That used to be my specialty.

Don't be discouraged. Keep doing your PT. It'll come back.