As usual I was forcing connections between the two perspectives. What triggered the idea for the poem and the observation that the voices were so different when the reader considered surfing as a metaphor for relationships was the coincidence of the line "I wish things could be different" appearing in both pieces of text!
I will close today with this:
"All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost."
--J. R. R. Tolkien