Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

My First Endo

Yesterday brought me my first ever 'Endo' or 'Pearl' in surfing lingo. While I have seen this done before, I never thought I would have theopportunity to do something so crazy. Well, I have to admit, it wasnot my intention, but as I was paddling in and the surfer said "goodluck" I should have know something was up.

As the bow began to dive and the stern began to go vertical, I had oneof those great slow motion moments. You know the kind, time seems tostand still. I thought, wow, so this is what it feels like to do anendo. Then, the moment was gone and I tucked and prepared for thesubsequent chaos that was about to unfold. Needless to say, I wasnot disapointed as I flipped and slammed into the ocean surface.

Life is tough in the surf zone. Rolling is challenging and paddlingis difficult. I made three attempts at my roll but each time I waspounded by surf. Eventually forced to exit, it was a challenging fewmoments as I made the last 20 yards into the beach. I got to thebeach, retrieved my last Dromedary bag and began to hoot and holler.I had all my limbs, nothing appeared to be broken, and I had justdone something that I thought I would never do.

Life is good on the trail!!

-- One Mans - Follow Along