Saint Patrick Patron Saint of paddle boards LOL.🍀
Every couple of years I like to buy a new paddle board. I love experimenting with new boards. Each board surfs and or flat water paddles differently. These differences bring new challenges to my skills and abilities. I am very immature when I’m close financially to buying a board, I beg my wife for money or steal money from our family cookie jar. I have even been known to ask for an advance on my birthday and Christmas gifts. I want to give a special thanks to Stu Foley at @airandspeed
in Montauk. He allows me to try the boards I like. When I get hooked on one he lets me use the board as I pay it off. He’s like my neighborhood drug dealer he gets me hooked and then I owe hIm. .
I was way behind in saving for a board and was experiencing new board withdrawal. A friend of mine @gpepitone
called me. Guy is a Dock Master in Montauk. He said to me, “Hey Papa Sal I have a present for you.” The word present is like catnip to a cat or a bone to a dog. Guy said, “I have an 11 foot paddle board for you. A girl won it at a raffle and thought it was too big for her and told me to keep it.”I said, you wouldn’t kid me. “No, I’ll be to your house as soon as I can.” A half hour later he pulled up with a bright green paddle board with Heineken stenciled on it. I was delirious, I did not know whether to hug him or get it out of the back of the truck in case he changed his mind. I have surfed that board on beautiful knee high summer days and flat water paddled it on spectacular sunset nights on Montauk lake. .
One thing I want to do is to honor Saint Patrick by paddling that beautiful green monster. I can’t wait to see what the conditions are on Saint Paddy’s Day. I hope it will be like the words of the Irish blessing, “May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.” When I received the board I felt like I had the luck of the Irish so I believe it will be a great day for a paddle or a surf. .