Sometimes things go just right. Perfect wave, set-up, timing, and execution.
Sometimes you make a mistake and get tossed.
Other times, you are in the perfect position at the right time but just don't feel it (and chicken out).
Other times, you see that perfect opportunity but aren't in position and watch it go by.
Other times you try but it eludes you.
Other times, you have the perfect shot and your camera malfunctions.
This is the way things are and why it is so great when everything comes together for that perfect ride and photo/video to go with it.
And what keeps us heading out there for more.