There is a place on the beach of Sayulita, Mexico where the surf occasionally has a small eddy between the beach and a sandbar. It's small, about 2 ft across and 3 - 4 ft deep. A single step can get you through to the sandbar (ankle deep) but that one step can be a huge struggle, exhausting - and scary.
I'm wrestling a similar current in the studio.
It's embarrassing to be struggling for a foot hold 5 feet from everyone else catching waves on the sand bar.
Okay - time to grab a boogie board (water wings?) and get busy!