Supposedly the human body thrives on stress. In fact those who live without stress are more prone to depression. Stress of course can come in many forms and often from the mundane…TPS reports, stock market crashes, a mysterious chancre on your most precious parts…these things can cause stress, loss of sleep, drinking etc…?
We’ve all heard of the “laid” back surfer…and, the truth is, it’s really easy to be laid back about the mundane when it’s compared to the average situation encountered while surfing. For the surfer, TPS reports are provided by surfline or magic seaweed and they involve detailed interpretation of swell models, forecasts, wind, tide, directions, low pressure, high pressure, swell decay, swell period and probably some other variables I’ve left out.
The typical surfer isn’t worried about stock market crashes…the only crash a surfer worries about is a fat lip to the head. Too many broken boards can hurt the pocket book, but surfers are usually happy to drain the coffers to refill the quivers.
Surfers are pretty healthy living for the most part although with all the travel involved the occasional chancre on the private parts is not unheard of. Surfers do suffer from ‘surf-tardation’- the propensity to lose all sense and sensibility when faced with incoming swell. Overall though we leave the heart disease to the desk jockies.
Down here…we’re about as stressed out as we can get and we’ve photos (and video to come) to prove it. We understand you might not be feeling well. So check the Nasdaq, get some penicillin from the clinic and double check those TPS reports…but don’t stress…let us do it for you;-)