Yesterday in the midst of a decent session I had a breakthrough moment. The next sand bar was getting close...my emotions were somewhere between I can't believe I am still on this wave and holy schmoly she is steepening up quickly. I figured moving around some might be a good idea in order to position for the fast section coming and the next thing that happens I am freaking out...my back foot is slipping some, the wave section is faster and damn clean and all I'm doing is slipping off the board faster than you can say bummed. As I'm getting tossed around in the washing machine, waiting for a breath of air, in this brief moment of spiritual calm something happens. I breakthrough the surface and I am convinced a pair of UGG boots or some badass new Air Jordan XII's are THE answer. Killer traction and a bold sense of style to boot!!