Glen Terry, Jason Reed, Stephen McConnell, Matthew Muscio, Wayne Roff, Guy Cubitt,
David Edis, Paul Kearns, Darren Roff, George Haskas.
The keys to the Kingdom!
He blurted out after being informed we were to spend 10 days on the "Barrenjoey". Everything was falling into place we had transport to "The Barrenjoey", the swell was pumping and yes Hillsy the skipper produced the keys to the kingdom, 10 days of solid swell, no wind, sunshine, warm water and good fishing.
Our first surf was at "Frothers", sun-cream hastily applied we launched into the waves, 5ft, perfect introduction to the islands, that is until my first hold down welcome to "Indo". There were another 2 sessions that day, then beers at the "Lizard Lounge" followed by a tasty meal a few stories and some zzzz. This first day set the platform for the rest of the charter.
There were plenty of firsts on the voyage, from Indo Virgins (meaning first time surfed in Indonesia - for wives and girlfriends), tow-in surfing, lime smeared reef cuts, fresh sashimi, Surgeon's table scrambles and 10 seconds barrels. This would not have been possible with out a well groomed crew, The Barrenjoey's toys (jet ski, Bynda Laut with her 350hp, snorkeling and fishing equipment) and that magical place the Mentawai Islands.
A big thank-you to Hillsy and the crew for their tireless effort in search of multiple surf breaks, uncrowded waves and perfect conditions. We will be back!
Thank you John & Belinda for helping us get started from the beginning to the end.