There he was the picture of efficiency and simplicity. I am talking about the surfer/fisherman that I saw paddle out into the waves on the beach at Waikiki.
The fact the he was a surfer was obvious because he was paddling a surfboard. The fact that he was going fishing was equally obvious. He had adapted his surfboard so that it easily held a tackle box and a fishing pole. Both were attached so that he could have his hands free to paddle without anything falling overboard. It was not an elaborate set up but it made perfect sense. I would imagine that this surfer/fisherman had been using his customized surf board/fishing board for a while and that he had truly perfected his equipment. By paddling out to the wave line (or beyond) he did not have to compete with others who were fishing from the shore.
It was such a good reminder to me that it is OK to keep things simple. The solution to any problem should solve that problem, without become too fussy or complicated or expensive. I am going to keep that in mind.
I did not wait to see the surfer/fisherman come back in; I hope he caught some great waves and some tasty fish!