5:45 pm -- Today probably wasn't the best to get back into the water for the first time in 6 months, but my surfer girl was insistent. Arrived to strong cross/onshores and messy windswell. Board did not make it out of bag, broke out the mighty sponge. That worked for threading the chest high set waves (thanks to south swell?) through the mess. Conditions decayed further as sunset approached.