Posts Tagged ‘Geraldton’

I love it..

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?

Not just boys fun

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.
Ow.

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.

Their antics shock me!

Rewind, Repeat

My mate Shane took some video’s whilst we were up in Gero.
I took the liberty of putting some of them together, to share some of the moments of the camp.
Unfortunately I had very little to work with, and that this was filmed on the day with the smallest waves.

Oh well.

Enjoy.

Bits n Bobs from Regionals

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There goes your Credibility man..

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.

Are you serious?


Never again can he give me hassle.
We also caught it on video.

Sorry Nathan, Gero did not infact win the Softboard challenge. That title went to Scarborough.

Absolute Amazingness..

I have my car back.

It took a lot of stressing, a lot of complaints, a lot of following leads and calling a multitude of people and a lot of prayers.

So they wanted me to pay 2200 for a new clutch on a new car.
I managed to get Subaru Aus to foot the bill for the parts, and only had to pay for labour, which was a smart 700.
Much more affordable, especially after I spent 700 bucks on new spectacles last week.

It’s been an extremely expensive week for my bank account.

I took Friday off work so I could catch a bus up to Geraldton to retrieve it, and then found out that Shane was coming down to Perth from there, so not only did I have the day off, but I had m car delivered to me.

So instead I hung with Winston, got my F Class Licence and hung with Corina and got a massage. A good ending to a terrible two week ordeal.

No more borrowing cars to get to work!

Corina and Matt, if you ever read this – thank you so much for your cars.. I would have been fired otherwise.

Screw this, let’s go driving.

Our route

I live at A.

My old car – a 1997 model Ford (Trevor) is broken down with a flat battery a 35 min drive north at B.

My 8 month old car – a 2009 Subaru (Howie), is broken down in Geraldton a 6 hour drive north at C.

This week, we will undertake a mission to attempt to return a newly fixed Howie back home.
When he will be fixed, we do not know – but the hot tip is this afternoon.

Who will undertake this mission. Either Cuban or the amazing Pink/Paramore stalker.
Let the fun begin.