I find it impossible to not be transfixed by long board surfing. I love the delicate dance the surfers do up and down the length of the board as they ride a long, steady wave into shore.
While I've always dreamed of being an Olympic swimmer (medals don't matter so much; the experience of the international games is what does), if I could be great at another sport, it would undoubtedly be surfing.
I've only surfed once; off of South Africa's coast. Man it was tough. What a workout....those men and women who wake up every morning to jump on their boards alongside waters cleaner and more excited than the Potomac ;) are brave souls.