I got asked to do the graphics for this event.
It’s a movie screening night.
When you’re out in the surf, and you’ve just caught an amazingly big wave, and you’re riding it, and some inexperienced surfer loses their board and it smacks you smartly across the back of the head.
Not only do you have to worry about the huge waves, and the possibility that you might be concussed, you also don’t realise that you’re pouring out blood like there’s no tomorrow, and probably attracting every shark within a 20km radius.
I still have the scab, and it just started bleeding again.
Good thing I have a lot of hair right?
So we had another long weekend surf trip, and I again plucked some groms from my school and carted them along for the ride.
Destination: Horrocks – 6 hours north.
Wave Forecast : 4m Swell.
Weather : Darn nice.
The only problem is, we left on Friday and Saturday night I had a hockey match.
So most of saturday for me was spent on the highway, 12 long hours…
The hockey match was tight, and closely matched.
At half time it was still nil-nil.
15 minutes in, they scored the first goal of the match in an unlucky short corner.
A good ten minutes later we managed to equalise, with a great goal.
Two minutes later, with some exceptional running, we went up by a goal.
There was 2 minutes left of the match, and due to a bad call we had a short corner awarded against us.
Unfortunately they managed to convert this to a goal, making the score 2 all with just over minute remaining.
We managed to get into their circle, and with 7 seconds remaining, missed their goals by about a cm.
So depressing, as we should have won.
Back to surfing…
Sunday arvo, myself and two of the other female leaders, Bri and Liss decided to take all the younger girls out, for a sesh with no boys.
This was the first time I’ve actually only gone out with girls.
It’s certainly very different. For one, there’s a lot more screaming (okay, so the groms we had were inexperienced and didn’t like big waves). Liss and I were out the back catching the huge waves, and it was so funny watching the waves hit these girls closer to the shore (and a lot smaller) and seeing 6 boards go flying in the air as they all get wiped out).
I caught this one wave, and was riding it, and all of a sudden I got hit in the back of the head by a surfboard.
Afterwards we found a road side shower, and found some shampoon and conditioner in one of the cars and 8 of us girls all jumped into the shower at once.
To say we stopped traffic was an understatement. ha ha. Even the cops came by to see what was up.
Good times girls, good times.
YESTERDAY was huge, with 10-12 ft waves gracing Prevelly, and Taj even scoring a wave with a 25 ft face. You heard right!
15 boards were broken, and some unluckily competitors broke both of their boards and thus getting early exits out of their heats.
You win some, you lose some.
But what would today, the finals bring??
I spent an amazing day, 3-4 hours south of Perth for the finals of the DRUG AWARE Pro…
Saw some excellent surfing, caught up with some amazing friends who I know from running my surfclub, got to fix the inflatable big WA sign a few times.
Got to help out the regional cs director, aid a grom, and take a fair few photos…
Also get in some serious ground work…
Tried out that Vegan Raw food cafe… the pancakes were so dessert like – a little too sweet for brekkie,
and the BAZINGA left me experiencing side effects from it’s intense mint/lemongrass/chilli and agave ingredients for the entirety of the day.
What a “wow” kind of drink.
Closest final ever at the MRP between Josh Kerr and local hero Taj Burrow.
Taj was leading the entire way, Josh congratulates him, then goes for a big wave cracking two massive difficult aerials and landing them both, scoring a perfect 10, then catching a smaller one and forcing out another great aerial… Stealing victory in the last minute literally with a 17.03 to Taj’s 16.5
Biggest crowd yet ever at the Marg River Pro today at 7000.
Mad shout outs to Ben and the CS team for picking up rubbish, cleaning toilets, setting up stages, getting the pro surfers drinks, being a positive impact and just pure being amazing etc etc.. I love you all.
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If you knew how much crap this guy gives me for bodyboarding and not surfing (well I do sometimes), you’d realise how happy this photo makes me.
Sorry Nathan, Gero did not infact win the Softboard challenge. That title went to Scarborough.