Always grateful for all the friends I have met through surfing.
Everyone I met has a cool skill or something unique that I can learn from and maybe they excel at something that isn't necessarily directly linked to surfing.
A awesome thing is the Jiu Jitsu monsters I have met through surfing. I always appreciate the tips/ coaching and guidance they shown to a beginner kook like myself especially when I'm not able to dedicate the time like they themselves have, since shaping and everything surfing related takes priority since that's what the customers are counting on that I do, in order to help produce the best boards I possibly can.
A cool surfing / bjj black belt friend of mine hooked me up with a new Gi. Stoked.