Avg. wind was 22 kph from southeast (154•). Waves were 0.3m from southeast/east (124•). I naively thought that the two were coming from the same general direction so it should be ok. I was travelling from Scarborough bluffs to Frenchman’s Bay, Pickering (15-16 km northeast). What happened was the faster wind chops were colliding with the slower ground swells at an angle, resulting in a bloody washing machine of chop. I flew the ama a couple of times, but don’t ask me to repeat it because I don’t know how I did it without ending up in the drink lol. I’ve never flew the ama before so darn it, where’s a camera when you need it lol. A second factor was I was getting exhausted trying to link up fast moving wind chop. I’ve never done a 12k run before so I was conserving a little energy. In retrospect I could have chased a few more waves. Confident that with practice I’ll get better at linking up ground swells. The few times I did, I stayed on the ‘series’ for a good 12-15 seconds and my 1k split while I was on top of the waves was way faster than I could ever imagine (below 5:00!). Anyways happy I got a run in safely even if it was slow. Flew the ama, rode a couple exhilarating ground swell series, all in all a good day.