Surfing on the Gold Coast often brings a strange set of emotions. On the one hand, surfing removes anxiety, clears the mind, and brings you back to nature. On the other hand, the crowded waves, lack of car parks, and drop-ins could make you want to give up and sell your board.
But, every so often, there is peace amongst the crowd. Solitude in a busy city where spray tans and fat lips reign supreme. For those few seconds you ride the wave, your brain switches off and total bliss in utopia is found. You remember why this 6ft piece of foam brought so much joy in the first place. It's not you against nature anymore, symbiosis with the ocean.