Stephen Blakey, Serena Blakey, Annaye Blakey, Caleb Blakey, Liam Blakey, Joel Blakey
A FAMILY TRIP ON THE BARRENJOEY·
For a trip in the off season we had an awesome time!
We were the first family with kids to go on the boat and the little guys, two 7 year olds (Joel and Liam), an 8 year old (Caleb), and cousin Fynn Mcgroder (3yrs old) had as much fun as anyone! The groms wanted to surf just as much as anyone, so they got to surf at a new surf spot for beginner groms called 'Fin chops', which was soft and perfect for them, and even scored a couple of well claimed head dips, and all bragged that the surf out 'Fin Chops' was the best surf they had ever had! Caleb also got to surf out Lances rights with the local nudie indo kids, to surf with the locals the 8yr old started to become interested in how the locals lived compared to how he lived!
We did some snorkelling in crystal clear ocean, tried wakeboarding behind the jet ski, jumping off the top deck of the boat, and swam all day everyday. Not one of them stopped smiling the whole time until it was 'goodbye!'
The grommets also wanted to catch a Spanish mackerel . They achieved that goal, with catching all up about 8 Spanish mackerels! And scored a couple of surprise Dogtooth tunas for sushi which made the trip extra special for them!
The Barrenjoey experience for a 14 year old girl surfer (me) was as good as it gets! Captain John made sure I got Perfect waves, a couple of barrels, and on going waves that feel like your riding them forever! I got the opportunity to surf Lances Rights, Maccas, Bells, Burger World, and I had awesome surf at every single one of them! And scored a couple of mentawai tattoos (scars) along the way! As it was the off-season we only had to share the waves with one other boat at 'Maccas' and only for one day! And the best thing of all captain john stayed up all night just to make sure we got a last surf in before we had to go home, and that day I probably got the best barrel I'd ever experienced and it will be my screensaver for life!
We had an awesome chef 'Furi' (one of the indo crew), couldn't complain once even if I tried! And Udy made sure the boys caught heaps of fish! Barrenjoey crew were all so happy, cheerful and helpful they were all just absolute legends!
There's more on the barrenjoey than just surfing, which makes it an awesome experience for everyone including girls and groms!
Thanks heaps Captain John, Aunty Bin and Fynn for making sure we had the best time of our lives!