The surf has been pretty big the last couple days out in Southern California and that means there are a lot more guys playing hooky and surfing. And I have a question.
I’ve noticed this for years and this has always been buggin me. Why do surfers always jog along the road, with their surfboards, when they are going from their car to the ocean?
It is pretty much a given that when a guy, or a girl, is ready to surf, with their wetsuits on, they start their “surf jog” towards where they are surfing. They do it as individuals and when they are in groups.
It seems kind of strange that the surfers are jogging along the coast highway, usually always barefoot.
My only answer is that it is to get warm before they get into the water. But, that doesn’t explain why they do it when the water is warm and they aren’t wearing wetsuits. I haven’t been in the water this trip, but I think it would be cold. You’d think they would be cold when they get out of the water, after surfing, so they would run back to their cars, but they seem to walk this stretch. Maybe it is just part of the surf etiquette?
Anyone out there have an answer?