I will be 71 next month. I am feeling my age, my two metal hips, my ripped and repaired ACL (Grade 5). I had this discussion with my friend John Parker today, so this tread is timely. John is 77 and hasn't been surfing as much as he had been in years past. He normally does a trip to El Salvador in January, but he isn't this year. We discussed our feelings on aging and we are in agreement. The alternative to aging is not so attractive. I am still pushing my limits at 71 (although they are different than those I had as a younger man) and bought myself a short board (an 8'6" Fowler NM) and I am learning to ride it. It is fun and challenging. I get up slower than I did as a 25 year old in Hawai'i, and I look back on my 50s fondly. I am still having fun and that's what counts. John, at 77 is as well.