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!