Hey All- I'm back in California and, until today, hadn't even thought about surfing. It was shin high for three days and I was getting depressed. But today I saw a nice, clean waist+ pulse lazily rolling down First Point and immediately loaded gear and jumped in the car to head north. Timing is everything. It was kinda grey with very light texture on the waves. Certainly not glassy and perfect, but clean and for the first couple hours, there were only about 10 people at the top of First. Immediately ran into a bunch of old friends--and made a couple new ones--in the water and there was a great vibe. Enough waves to go around. The biggest sets--every half hour or so--were about shoulder high and many of those were shared, in a totally aloha way. Lulls weren't too bad and there were lots of waist-high sliders to keep everyone happy. Zipping down the line mid-ship on the 11'0" made me think about Terry. His passing still bums me out, but the rides that thing gave me today made me smile widely when I thought about him. I've missed Malibu. It's been almost a year and for all its faults, it's a very special break. Now I'm going to swim with my kids and have a rare date night with my wonderful wife. :dude: Life's good. Eric PS: Late potential JB meet up: I'm going to try to go again mid-morning (9-10am) tomorrow. I'll either be on the amber triple stringer TMartin or my other 11'er. Say hey if ya see me.