After 3 months of no surf I pulled up to solid 8-10ft Tres Plamas, Rincon,PR. It became evident very quickly just how much surf specific training had ensured I was prepared to make the most of the day. I managed to catch plenty of waves and survived some beatings and hold downs without too much stress. All those hours in the pool, keeping the pop-up movement strong, and the body supple and fast payed of 10 fold. Be prepared. You never know when you might be greeted by sick waves!!