The late afternoon glass off is a surfer's panacea to an ordinary day. Not that we consider any days here to be ordinary. This time of year, as the winds dance, rest, then swing, we can be treated to a cool onshore or becalmed in a steamy stillness. Despite a deluge on the mainland, the rain is still eluding our pocket of the island. Cloud banks build and subside, and the quality of the light changes in intensity and warmth as we spin eastward toward the golden glow of sunset.