Got a hankering to hang diez? According to this piece in the Post, the surfing is sweet in Panama, where you can ride the waves within a short distance from the legendary canal. Body boarder and surfer wannabee John Briley heads down south to take surfing lessons, figuring that years of riding on hiis belly and wind-surfing will give him the balance and skills to easily master the basics of hanging ten.
At 38, the writer wonders whether his best surfing years are behind him. They are. But some perseverence and practice, he gets up and leaves Panama with a new found appreciation for what wave riders do.