I had trouble sleeping last night. The anticipation of Lalo's first ride has been eating at me for too long. The wet spell coupled with a gnarly chest cold sealed away any possibility for me to surf. I woke up early and drove up to Santa Barbara to see the Queen. Ryan joined me to check on Lalo, ceremoniously witnessing her maiden voyage. Fair winds and following seas, at least until the tide filled in. It seemed only fitting that we surf there and Lalo didn't disappoint. I feel good! All the hard work and thought really paid off, I was very pleased by Lalo's smooth ride and silky transitions. The fin was doing its thing as well, placed perfectly for the day. Two waves was all it took. Lalo is solid.