I paddled out around 10ish. It started out really nice, I made it into the lineup in like 10 minutes without having to duckdive even once. It was pretty glassy with clean sets rolling in like head high-ish. I thought it was going to be one of those epic days where I was going to score a ton of sick waves. After about 10 minutes floating in the lineup figuring things out, I paddled for a wave, missed it, turned around and there were more behind it. I made it over the first one, and as soon as I got over, I knew I was screwed. Didn't even bother trying to get over the second one. So there I am, watching this 8 foot bomb about to drop on my head and all I could do was wait. I got totally worked, barely got a breath before the second one, and got worked again. I've never been so delighted to see my board still attached to my leash. After hanging out for a few minutes, I regained my composure and started to paddle back out. Again it was not too bad, but as soon as I thought I was home free... literally the same thing happened again. Conditions were really nice, but the admission fee was high for me today. There was a lot of energy in the water today relative to the size.