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Endless Session, Day 320: One Armed Surfing

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In the helping hands of Jose Barahona. Photo by Renee Evette

In the helping hands of Jose Barahona. Photo by Renee Evette

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, and with a little push to sail me into a small wave, push up lightly with my left hand and get to my feet quickly, and fall or step off as gently as possible.  Getting back on the board in the water is the hardest part.

I have another appointment with Dr. Scale tonight, and I’ll find out tomorrow if I in fact have a labral tear, or even a torn rotator cuff.  All signs are pointing to one of the two, and if serious enough, my surf mission could indeed be over.  But for now, I’ll get my three short waves and wait for the verdict.

 

 

 

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