A single session like this feels authentic.
The big one-year savings account of A-clips strung together can be good too, but it goes wrong so easy. Sometimes it feels synthetic and uneven, like bad fakies.
This is natural. Watching Mitch here, you know for sure that about a week ago he paddled out in sunny French beachbreak. He tore around and made some things. He fell a bit. His wetsuit was green. At the end he stomped his board. That all really happened and this is how it looked — kind of like your last session. That's real.