Once up again, Moye coached me to apply pressure to the front of the board with my toes on my forward foot as I moved into the wave. As I got comfortable doing that, I noticed my weight naturally shifting forward, and I could feel the board catch in the wave. I worked my way into the sweet stretch of water behind the transom and felt the rope start to slack in my hand. This is it, I thought to myself, and threw the rope toward the swim platform. Within seconds, I found myself sucked back over the top of the wave, and the next thing I knew, I was floating again, waiting for McClure to circle the XStar back to me.