Passengers: Damien Snell, Raymond Grube, Dylan Menzies, Garry Parsons, Peter Swynenburg, Brett Bergagin, James Walden, Nathan Johnston, Kane Anderson, Ryan Christian
They came with their own flag. Talked their own language, ‘What da wa?’. Proud of their ancestery. Norfolk Island. They surfed hard. First a quick history lesson ...
Did you know that some of Norfolk Islands’ descendants come from Pitcairn Island? This is where the mutineers from the infamous Bounty settled with the Tahitian women they stole. In an effort to stop the French claiming Norfolk Island, the Queen relocated the Pitcairn Islands to Norfolk. Some of the boys are direct descendants of the mutineers!
The Captain had his crew of Fynn and Duke keeping them in line the whole trip.
The south winds bore down upon us for 8 out of the 10 days. We had to seek the offshore spots. x, y and z became the staple of the trip.. Nutty and Pete were the only keen towers. Nutty taking it on up the back of spot x. The big fella never realized how easy it was to catch 10 waves in half an hour while the rest of the pack waited, and sometimes not, for their turn.. Nutty, also scored the ‘wipeout of the trip’ according to his mates. Mind you, Pete came a close second in my eyes with his effort at spot D.. Damien and Bergs charged spot W with a couple of deep throating barrels under their belts and a face plant that left this place’s reputation intact.. Pooha scored a couple of beauties that included a stomach tattoo that side-lined him. Ray charged whatever was laid down in front of him, cut himself and glued himself and kept going. Impressing were Pete, George and Damien and James. The fish went off the bite with the wind and the moon. Kane ripped everything including his back and knee.
The trip went to the last hoorah, just around the next point.