Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

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 Odysseywww.oneoceanproject.com - Follow Along