Well, been a while since posting here but I've returned.
I have been surfing on and off for the past few months at Doheny beach, which is a pretty notorious beach for beginners. I've gotten the hang of catching and riding it out (most of the time).
But today I went to San Onofre and checked out Trail 6 which is quite secluded (I was the only person out there). And hHad total difficulty padding out due to being barraged by wave after breaking wave. The waves were a tad bigger than what I was used to and were far more powerful.
Needless to say, I managed to catch only 1 wave and exited. I felt a bit scared as I was the only person there and didn't want to have an accident.
Well, frustration has set in. The waves looked great from the shore, but were hard for me to manage once I was in the water.
I guess I'm looking for some moral support and advice. Shall I continue to barrel through harder conditions as a bit of 'conditioning' or shall I just remain at the mellower beaches and continue practicing my technique.
I think I know the answer, but I'd like to see other board members' input on this...