Steve Kay, Nicol Wylie, Mick Ray, James Beckwith, Brak Sheehy, Adam Leslie, Jason Kuriata, Adam Sharp
Mick caught the last large wave of the charter from way up the reef. He had already had a few from up there; tubes and searing backhand off-the-tops. Now, he turned mid faced to avoid the other surfer and wore the brunt of the thick lip that compressed his ankle into his board. Swollen, probably broken. The swell dropped after that. The boys had been surfing hard and welcomed the rest.
Adam's tube time would see him grinning for a long time. Steve had just come in from a tow session and was stoked on that, his own tubes and the amount of fish they were nailing. Sharpy was content and fascinated with the dynamics of the plate tectonics. "the most volatile hotspot for potential earthquakes on the planet is right here. We are standing on it." Kerry Sieh told us whilst measuring the tidal difference at Rags Island. That particular island had risen about 45cm. As yet, the swell and wind have not been right for anyone to test Rags Right. Down South, the reefs had risen up to a meter and a half. We are noting, after 3 trips of surfing the area, there has been change in the way some of the waves are breaking, Better? Worse? Book a trip. Come find out for yourself. It is a whole new adventure up here now!
Nichol tried dam hard to get his 6 hours of surf in each day. Unfortunately, the swell really died on the last few days. So he literally wrapped himself in fish. Brak was a maestro on the ski; ripping myself and others into a few beauties. James played with whatever waves he could while Jason bounced and ripped all apart.
As the tide turned, and we all knew when, we set sail after a relaxing, fun trip.