Wave quality is all relative. If you are fortunate enough to live high on the dunes above Jeffrey’s Bay, then the chances are you’ll have a different perception of good surf to someone who is optimistically eyeing the weather charts in Norway. And an average day at any of the Australian super peaks is likely to be far superior to what is classed as an average day in the Atlantic waters surrounding the coast of England.
But how does this affect our attitude in the water? What does it do to our makeup as a surfer?