Kevin Hagen’s take on the day:
Wednesday April 18th.
- 1:30am: Listening to audio book… Trying to get the inside scoop on the next Game Of Thrones episode.
- 5:50am: Still digging wet suit out of storage in the garage. Call Dan to tell him I’m going to be late… Secretly hope he cancels so I can go back to bed. Cold ocean vs. warm bed? He doesn’t cancel.
- 6:30am: Load Jay (my dog) into car and head west on 2. Traffic is thin and moving fast!
- 7am: Meet Dan & Bethany at the boathouse. Load 11′ boards onto 12′ car. Drive to Nantasket Beach.
- 8am: Force body into wet suit. It seems to have shrunk a little since the fall.
- 8:20am: Start SUPpin’! Killer waves, warm sunshine and no wind. Hard to believe it’s April. Jay watches from shore and Bethany snaps some photos. Hope some of Dan’s mad surf skills rub off on me. They don’t. Banzai Pipeline will have to wait. Have some serious fun anyway.
- 10:00am: Load 11′ boards back onto 12′ car.
- 10:15am: Coffee stop at Redeye Roasters. Crazy good!
- 11:15am: Back at the boathouse, unload boards, rinse salt off wetsuit.
- 11:30am: End play start work… Sort of.
Bethany Cox’s take on the day:
I woke up to Dan jumping out of the bed to answer his phone, which rarely rings unless it’s me or his mom. Who the heck is calling him?! Turns out it was Kevin calling to say he was going to be late. That’s right… Dan was planning on going surfing this morning. I considered how awesome it felt to snuggle up in the bed with my puppy and about how nice it would be to have the whole queen bed to myself as soon as Dan left. Then I remembered how amazing the ocean is, even just to stand by the shore. Dan had also asked me if I would go with him the night before, since he loves me and wants me around. Did I really want to say no to that? Nah…. I was going. For sure. We piled into the car and headed to the boathouse to meet Kevin. I sat in the car, shamelessly being lazy as the boys loaded the boards. We headed down the road towards Hull. I had never been there before. It slowly unfolded into a car ride that reminded me of why Dan and I moved to New England. Hull is beautiful. I started crafting ideas of how Dan could still commute to the boathouse if we moved to Hull. It wont happen but it was fun to dream. We got to the beach and I got to watch Kevin and Dan have a morning that energized them both. It was so sweet to see them both so happy. It pays off to just do it you know? Get up. Go to the beach. Live your life. I got to take a lot of photographs that made me happy. We were a trio of happiness that morning. I can’t wait until they ask me again.
Dan Cox’s take on the day:
Thankfully, we finally had some nice clean waves to SUP! When I checked the forecast and saw 5 feet at 12 seconds, and a nice warm day, I new I would have to make the drive to the beach before work. I was able to convince Kevin Hagen to come along even with the early start and we were greeted by perfect waist high waves. It was a great way to start the summer off and hopefully we will have many more days just like it!