After 30 years of surfing I have learnt a healthy respect for the ocean.
Today Mark and I went fishing and when we left it was still and glassy, almost perfect conditions. We sat out on the third reef for almost an hour and then in an instant a northerly wind started to blow.
It stirred up the sea and within 20 seconds had strengthened to around 20 knots and the whole place was transformed into a wild ocean. We came in fairly quickly only to discover there was no wind on the land… Weird hey?!
One minute tranquil… the next wild.
Respect the ocean…