Luke Gifford, Lindsay Mowday, Shannon Mowday, Ryan Waine, Tim Bell, Miles Hogood, Robert Alexander, Patrice Geraghty, James 'Jimmy' Patheyjohns
Bloody Central Coast lads! It was always going to have the swell·and something extra. This year we had a few blow-ins in the form of Texas who stopped at nothing, and I mean nothing. Jimmy who loved the left tubes and Patrice.
After the first day at the Office, everything paled into insignificance·well almost.
But day one had the tubes, absolutely no crowds, the wipe-outs that turned the back deck of the BJ into a MASH Unit, the fear factor. Welcome! There was some ski fun early. Warming up for a swell that became too raw in most places.
By the time the swell started, myself and Ryan were standing on the reef watching the jet ski scrape itself along the coral as the waves pushed it further from our grasp. Our new toy was officially second hand. Lesson learnt. Jet skis are fun and useful, but catastrophe can strike within seconds.
By the middle of the trip, everyone was burnt out, sore and recovering from scrapes and bangs. Meaning, they all were having a go. It was a wild ride. It was the Central Coast boys again!!!