Ah-ha! The winds shifted today.. I wandered myself down to the beach after a rough day at work to find that even though it has been sprinkling off and on and dark clouds loom overhead.. the waves looked great! Luckily, I had my suit, fins, and bodyboard sittin in my trunk. So I got out and had a nice little hour session to wind down.
Worked out great too, cause I haven't been back on my bodyboard in probably a good 6-8 months. Ive been trying so hard on the surfboard.
OP; keep trying man.. things DO workout in your favor. hah.