So this may be a GoPro advert but if you can put that aside and concentrate on 'the view' there will be those among you that realise that those moments can be up there with the best you have ever had. There will be those of you that yet to have 'the moment' and to those I speak most.
If you have not quite got there, don't stop trying, it will stay with you for ever. It will change you mentally and physically, you will be like a crack hungry slobbering fool looking for the next chance to get stuck into a 'water hole'.
Some people call it 'stoke' some call it 'addiction', we just call it 'necessary'. May the Christmas spirit be with you all my wave dependent brothers and sisters.