I just wanted to let you know that Jonathan, Elizabeth and I had a wonderful time on New Year’s Day 2005 Surf Camp , and some of the best sleep I have had in months! I did go out the next morning to see the bigger waves, and they were impressive now that I know what to look for, and the optical illusion that the outer break plays on your mind. I can’t wait to go again. Now that I know how physically demanding it can be, I will be better prepared next time. You do not know how badly I wanted to go back to the outer break and catch another one out there, if I only had the conditioning that would have allowed me to do so. I think that this summer I will be able to go back to SPI, and in better condition. Please keep me posted on the days of your camps in 2005, and of anything else of interest. It is always a great experience for me to see an operation that runs very smoothly, and with so much commitment from its members. It is truly satisfying to see people who really enjoy what they do and have such a passion for it that they delight in teaching other people, no matter how hard that may be at times. If I didn’t say that much at the camp and all I had was a smile on my face most of the time, it was because I was admiring your passion and commitment to the sport, to safety, and most of all to your students. You guys were very patient and pleasant with everyone, and can really motivate people. These qualities aren’t things found in everyone I meet!