Mick Rose, Kent Ladkin, Ron Quinn, Keiran Quinn, Matt Prince, Bruce MacIntyre, Peter Bailey, Gerard Krelle
Barrenjoey's first trip of the 2006 season. We could feel the off season drydock shavings oozing out of our pours. Small swell, but it did not matter. The sea was clear. The weather was superb, and the Gerringong boys didn't whinge once. Well, Kieran began to after the Captain ordered him back into the surf a Maccas. "I don't care if you have only surfed 7 hours today. Ya 14 and getting any wave ya like. Get back out there!" Who was he to argue? There was the odd 4fter, but the boy was sore the next day. Gerard and Bails couldn't get enough rights and scored a few lonely gems by surfing against the norm. And just quietly, they weren't that small for this time of the year. Good on ya boys. Mick, Bruce, and Matt surfed themselves out by day 5, and again by day 11. A Wahoo and a GT were the big fish catches for the trip. Keiran again proving his salt by hauling in the 15 kg GT. Ronnie's eyes turned into salty red craters by the end of the road. Kent showed us all that true style never dies on his longboard surfing waves that most longboarders would baulk at, and sure he is over 50!