There’s a moment I cherish before I head out on the water. As soon as I pick the board up off the sand and look down to shore, I can immediately feel my stresses and problems melting away from my mind and body. Everything negative is left behind on the beach and a new lighter, relaxed being takes over. You almost want to start running in anticipation, but instead you start to take everything in because you feel at peace. Your breath deepens to take in the sweet salt air and your face relaxes into a smile as the sun warms you from the inside out. You feel the sand crunch between your toes as you look out on the massive ocean and can’t help but feel blessed for the opportunity to embark on another adventure.