From Hawaii to Seattle

We spent the Holidays toasting in temps in the upper 80's, getting light surf at Waikiki and fun body surfing at Hapuna on the Big Island. I tried to smooth out my farmer's tan, trying different levels of sun block, heavier on the white areas, thinner on the darker areas. Didn't quite work out, but close.

I paddled today with my friend Steve (of Hemel Board Co.) on Puget Sound. Air temp was 44 degrees, water probably in the lower 50's. Last week, I thought re- climatizing to the NW would be an issue. I fell in twice today, and didn't feel a thing, not from numbness, but rather from wearing a good wetsuit. We paddled a few miles on super flat glassy water, not another soul out. Great day, and am stoked to be back home!