i went surfing today after school in small, 2-3ft surf. i barely ever get out so when i do i want to make the most of it... i'm a complete novice.
anyway, soon as i got in the water i paddled outback to where all the other surfers were- but my friend (also very novice) stayed in the whitewater. i sat outback for a long time watching the other surfers and watching the waves.. i finally got too cold and caught one in and my friend was shouting for me to come in too. it broke on me and was a rubbish wave but i thought 'i've come away from that session and i've learnt a lot- even if i caught no waves'. but my friend was telling me off for going outback where all the 'good' surfers were and that we needed to stay in the whitewater! i've spent many months in the whitewater and i want to make the transition to green waves now- but she didn't understand. she was saying how she caught lots of (white) waves whereas i caught none- and i was being stupid. but i think ive gained much more experience than she has now about paddling, positioning for the wave, and all of that stuff, right? she just got pummelled by whitewater and messed around.
Am i right or is she right?