Tuesday, October 13, 2009
been pretty lazy.
been looking for work. recession has hit hard so i've got no luck there!
med trial coming up. hope im healthy enough to do it.
med screening tom morning. trip to london.
laptop this evening.
emails being sent.
blog being left alone and very dormant and boring.
so much shit, but nothing of pure substance, unfortunately!
SA is home!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
this was pretty much the highlight of the flight and one of THE most amazing things i have ever seen!
The Pack-Ice we flew over, note we were 37000ft up and the outside air temp. was
-77 dergees C! FUN
Plane Stalking...14 hours results in cabin fever,i get bored easily.
......Prior to my flight, my companions and i decided to galavant around the beautiful city of Sydney while we had the chance, so, dropping our bags off at the backpackers, we started walking, pretty nonchelaunt, down the main street.
We were all a bit peckish so had a feed at the nearest Hungry Jacks, which was delicious as always.
But then something amazing happened, something that in S.A would be an abomination,
we strolleb by a pretty standard Quicksilver store, but Pik noticed something a lil different about this one, you see, this one had 2 girls standing just on the inside of the door, offering *Free* Corona, and us being South Africans, well, we couldnt just turn down an opportunity like that, the ONLY stipulation...Drinks had to be had inside the store. So we agreed very easily and made our way through to the center of the store, where we found billions of free Corona, sushi and champers, Oh and the reason for this "party", A man who was singing in the store to promote a solo album, Perfect!
Pik revealing the treasure we discovered
The In-Store joyousness
Cue 3 hours later, we got kicked out the store cos they were closing. so we took a beer for the road and went on down to the water way looking out over the Sydney Opera House....very very pritty, so we attempted to take pics, and we succeeded, before it started raining and we ran back to the backpackers which was a good 20min walk away....
The music from the Opera House making us smile
All worth it????
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Really sorry about the minimum updating but nothing much has happened except us working our butts off with top top results!which is too sick!
We leaving now to go up and hang out with Jerry and the boys, then its down to Cronulla tomorrow to prepare for the reason we came. Looks like Sunday will be the day but keep checking the site for running time updates.
In the Meantime here's something to keep your wild imaginations going...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Set up camp, got hungry, went to the shops, ran into Thurston, Hubb and PLC. After hearing tales of the waves they scored a little further south at Bawley Point - we decided at first light we would hitch there.
After frothing at Nuggen we walked back to Supers. When we got there Benny P was towing in Eli Beach into heaving pits! They switched positions and Ben Player was surfing 6-8ft bombs by himself. He was shortly joined by Pierre Louis Costes and Glen Thurston. Was really something else and watching that session has changed my mindset about how good waves can actually get.
Pency in yet another mind altering wave!
Went back to Nuggen point and set up our tent as the sun was going down, we made an attempt at making a fire, but it failed horribly! So we retired to our sleeping bags and checked out the days pics.
We got woken up by Luke and Jimmy and were greated with this:
The view from our tent, what more could you ask for??
We surfed, packed up and headed to supers. The skis were out again and the crowds were already lined up on the rocks. Saw a few good ones slip through and I got out there. Got a few sick ones, got a few bad ones, got a few beat downs. Loving life!
Sitting on the rocks watching the skis going in circles, and all the pros arrived. I was amped so off I went. Sat in the line up with PLC, Novy, Alex Bunting, Jose Marquino, Tom Rigby and all the skis. The waves were firing, but to get a good one was stuff off hard! Managed to scoop 2 and decided that was enough for me and headed to the rocks.
Unknown lost in the mist of a cracker!
Bunting is a pure-bred hellman!
Me lining up in a good one!
Novy does unbelievable things!
We left to head back to our temporary home, Supers and Nuggen behind us, but not yet defeated!
All-in-all, seeing and talking to basically the top 20 pros in the world, watching them surf insane waves, seeing how different the bodyboarding community is here, sleeping on rocks, camping in the cold, missioning 7 hours to get home - it was so damm worth it!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The sight that appeared whilst dropping the kids off
Our morning breakfast
my first wave
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaa" - you can hear the angels singing
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
the main Kiama blowhole
me at another blowhole a few bays down
si showing his stuff
Monday, June 15, 2009
The photos below are some of the experiences
Si taking it all in
If only tides and swell was on our side
You know how it is
The chasrts are looking promising this week, hopefully we'll be able to get some waves.
We will keep you all updated
Friday, June 12, 2009
The wave was really wedgey with loads of barrels and plenty of ramps. We all had our fair share of barrels with Jared, as per usual, flying above the rest with the ramps that were plenty.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Ozzie kid hooligans
Saturday, June 6, 2009
We decided to go surf this morning....normal for us....except we had about a 10km walk, cos NO we dont have a car...so cool, lets do this, we'l hike despite our warnings from the locals that people dont get picked up hiking, we thought we'd press on and start walking....20mins of nothing, so we started walking back, but stil hiching, then someone stopped to pick us up, PERFECT! we got to the beach, had a bit of warm water fun, then....THEN....hiked back........AN HOUR OF HIKING, and a motherless far distance still to go later, a kind elderly coupled decided to pick us up....tooo stoked! that walk = not cool!!
On the plus side, we did do some insanely budget shopping at the locals Coles store and scored some delicious deals to whet out taste buds and keep us going on those loooooong walks, cuase that definitly wasnt the last time..especially with this week coming ;)
Pik cutting the early morning butter