Upper body fitness is a problem, and its probably why i never got into it growing up (lived near the beach). I am a demon body surfer though, so I sort of know the timing. But if this shoulder doesnt heel i will be paddling in circles instead of catching waves!
I wish they had an indoor ski slope/board slope here. Or even better - one of those summer boarding places with ramps and foam pits.
I actually want to start one of those as a business. I could crush it in my area. Just got to work out how much capital it would take. I imagine getting some group like Woodward to come in and build something would be pricey.
And surfing with any kind of shoulder injury is no bueno.