Goddamnnnnnit, hurt myself again.
Had just gotten back in the water this past week after cracking a rib. I've always had the superstition thing that I need to surf on Jan first. thought OBSF was gonna be good after the tide turned around, but it looked ugly. frantically drove like a dick through insane traffic down to an obvious/well known reef (but wrong tide) with just a bit of sunlight left. paddled out and immediately spun around on a late one everyone had missed, but had to jump off. seemingly no big deal, easy pencil dive, but as soon as I hit the water my rib was hurting again. caught a few waves basically paddling with one arm then went in. doesn't hurt as bad as when I first injured it -- it was completely debilitating for a week then -- but it hurts now. definitely not gonna try to surf for a week or so. god I'm so bummed, it's just going to keep doing this for the rest of the winter I feel like. This was the first winter I've been really on it and in shape in a while, was feeling and surfing so good right before it happened.