Thoughts on photo of the day? I can't decide.
Ended up going with the photo of the beach and water with the surfers on the line up -- such as it was. Despite having several similar beach photos, I prefer the lighting and composition to the alternative, even though it does tell more of the story about getting my board and my first time taking it out for a spin.
But hey: (used) NEW BOARD!
Holy crap, the water's cold in October! I managed to stay in for a little over an hour with a 3mm/2mm full wetsuit and 5mm booties before the shivering started. I'd probably get gloves if I try it again this year, but I don't think that's going to help me last any longer, just make it slightly less unpleasant.