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2018 05 20 - Aspendale and the birth of the woo

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Metup with Taz, Pete, Stu, Richard and James down at Aspendale - another great little gathering at 730am.  Wind was rock solid at around 20, which prompted Taz to try and set new records with the Woo.  I had a go at a lot of rotationals.  Still got pain in my arm, but just worked out an exercise to free it up so I was able to get some relief.  Great to be on the water as ever.

Taz set some new records with his woo - highest jump for that spot.  Got a little air myself.


2018 05 05 - 7 guys naked in a carpark at 630am

Well dodgy !
It's quite a sight, turning up to a supermarket carpark at 630 and seeing a bunch of guys in their jocks.  Lucky it is for a good cause - a howling north westerly wind after a bit of a still patch.
Seaford was the location, with the wind absolutely cranking - perfect for the 10m.  A very skinny beach caused a bit of chaos when Sean asked a bystander to launch him and almost took out the guys wife (and some fences and wood uprights). 
All without casualty though.
My arm was still hurting but it was a cranking session, lots of big jumps, nice swell and fun fun fun.  Great to be on the water with a big bunch of guys in one of our favourite spots.

2018 04 15 hurricane at Seaford

Blowing big time.  We got down to the beach ridiculously early in the morning, with a forecast of between 25 and 30.  It was blowing at least 30 and on the water it was hitting about 35.  Quite tricky to launch as there was very little beach, so Taz and I did assisted launches with kites in one hand.  The challenge at Seaford is the combination of not much sand and wired fences - which are a little daunting. 
On the water it was big air time - and surfing time.  It was blowing pretty much straight onshore, so I was able to go between the pier and Frankston with no great difficulty.  Got pushed off one wave and my lines wrapped around two fins on my board - which i had to untangle immediately - it would have been a nightmare if I wasn't able to free it.  Big air, waves, and a bit of old spice - a few fronts blew through which bought heavy, sleeting rain with them.  All a stack of fun - just wish this tendonitis would go away though !

2018 03 30 - Inverloch, tour and surf

Cracking session at Inveloch to kickoff the long weekend with Nicky, Simon and Elodie.  Hit the beach and went straight up the inlet and out to the surf.  The surf was amazing - I was pulling into barrels, riding monsters into shore.  Got absolutely crunched once.  I was hoping to have it all on the gopro, but I must have stuffed up the recording button and only recorded 2 seconds of footage on the beach.  Dissapointing !

Notable mention for the awesome tandem kayak session I had with Simon on the Sunday of Easter.  We took the double kayak out on the big waves and surfed monsters for absolutely ages.  It was so much fun, we were both hooting like little girls.


2018 03 11 - Sandy Point to Wilsons prom to inlet

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Hell yeah, time for the big one.

We got up real early in Tarthra and drove down to Sandy point, where we met up with James, Pete and Dobbo for the next chapter.  Having done the Sandy point to inlet trip we were keen to back it up and do it again, but this time have a go at the prom also.

The wind was absolutely perfect, cranking strong and consistent.  The waves weren't as big as they have been previously, but still heaps of fun to carve.  So, we carved, jumped and sped down the length of the beach - laughing all the way.  Did some big jumps and had some laughs as Tarren raced a sailing buggy, dobbo did some nice jumps, Pete did a massive tour, James wooped it up and Stu carved infinite waves.  I oscillated between carving waves, jumping and trying some new stuff - albeit with only one arm as tendonitis had kicked in big time in my right arm.

We headed a fair way down the prom before turning around and running through the inlet.  Magical scenes as we hit the flat water with ever…

2018 03 10 - Tarthra Wow

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After lunch we headed back down to the beach and had a chat to a guy that had just done a downwinder to our spot.  He said the wind was a lot stronger up the beach - and the waves were a lot bigger too.  A downwinder seemed a good idea - but we had a better one - tack up and kite back.

We headed out and soon worked out that the wind was a lot stronger near the cliffs, out the back and up the beach.  After some hard tacking action, we got up into the strong wind zone and it was magical.  Huge waves, great wind and magical water meant that we were in for the session of our lives.  It was amazing, heading out, getting a monster wave and surfing it back in.  Unfortunately my gopro ran out before I could get heaps of footage - but I did capture one monster, and the continual jumping we had to do to get out.  Truly a highlight.

2018 03 10 - Tarthra Schwing

Arriving in Tathra was a "schwing" moment - as articulated by Stu Styles.  Magical beach - just as I remembered it from 28 years ago - clear water, strong wind, whitecaps - just let me at it.  We got down on the beach and did some runs and the wind wasn't quite as strong as it looked - it took a bit of work to keep going.
Still, the water was magical and the waves were something else.  We went for a couple of hours, and took a break, grabbing lunch across the road from the beach.