Endless Session

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Endless Session, Day 328: Chill

Endless Session, Day 328:  Chill

by Morgan Sliff Tom, my stepdad, carried my board down to the water for me.  He pushed me into a wave.  I surfed. And I felt happy in that moment.  And then I crawled back into bed in my beach cave.  One of my dearest friends, the anonymous chalk bandit of Hermosa who I will […]

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Endless Session, Day 327: Surfvival

Endless Session, Day 327:  Surfvival

by Morgan Sliff I can’t sit up for more than an hour without feeling like there’s a 10 pound burning weight on my chest and back.  A pop into physical therapy in lieu of my doctors state-adjacent absence a few days ago on Friday proved to be not the best choice.  Ed Scale’s witch-doctor healing […]

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Endless Session, Day 325: But I’m So Close

Endless Session, Day 325:  But I’m So Close

by Morgan Sliff Dragging my board across the stretch of beach in the wind blown afternoon, I felt like I was wading through thick mud, even though the sand was barely covering my feet.  The deep, piercing pain in my badly sprained shoulder was in that moment making my mission of surfing a year in […]

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Endless Session, Day 323: I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

With the right wing down for the count and plagued by immobile boredom, my entertainment in the form of the infamous Amber Jones, one of my best friends and a walking comedy show, turned into a few silly girls putting on wetsuits and heading down to the water’s edge. We had been in the surf […]

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Endless Session, Day 322: Forced into Stillness

Endless Session, Day 322:  Forced into Stillness

by Morgan Sliff All day it felt like gravity was trying to pull my shoulder out of its socket.  I’m glad that it’s a sprain and not a tear, but man, this kinda sucks.  And trying to do everything left-handed?  Well, let’s just say my house is getting quite messy. The news yesterday was the […]

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Endless Session, Day 321: The Verdict

Endless Session, Day 321:  The Verdict

by Morgan Sliff I was on the road again this morning, but instead of plotting a course to some far off sandy beach with a perfect right pointbreak, the destination was a few miles inland, to the office of Dr. Seth Garmradt, USC orthopedic surgeon. Taking off my sling, I tried my best to move […]

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Endless Session, Day 320: One Armed Surfing

Endless Session, Day 320:  One Armed Surfing

by Morgan Sliff This one armed surfing thing is hard. There’s barely any strength in my left shoulder, which was badly injured in February, so doing a left handed pop up to save my right is a little tough.  Jose Barahona and I seem to have found the best way – start on my knees, […]

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Endless Session, Day 318: Surf Cavalry

Endless Session, Day 318:  Surf Cavalry

by Morgan Sliff The surf cavalry had arrived. The Jose B’s (Bacallao and Barahona) along with Boris Vishnevsky and Mike Leko had volunteered their serf-vices, and with a dislocated shoulder and in a world of one-handed struggles, I was beyond happy to have my comrades alongside me. I swam into the Pacific in my shorty […]