Dean Hoeck, Brett Hardy, Chad Slater, Joseph Bryant, Michael Syth, Brett Cruickshank,
Ben Kearney, Lee Sillince, Jye Byrnes, Ben Hainsworth.
Thanks for a great trip. Despite going through a few pairs of undies, it was great to surf HT's with you. It's hard not to have a great time, surfing, fishing and drinking beers with ya best mates, but Hilsey, Pim, Salamat, Choma, Eric and Udi all did a great job and made our experience even better. I think they were all on their best behavior when you were on board so we scored ;) We hope that they enjoyed their trip as well.
We took a 1000 photos of you so once we get them all together we will email them through. Finally, we had such a good time that we want to do it all again in 2012. So if you can pencil us in for August 2012, for the same dates (or thereabouts) then that would be great.
From all the boys, thanks again and we look forward to catching up again soon.
Yeah, I reckon we all echo Ben's comments mate. Sickest, funnest trip, that ya always day dream about at work... Thanks a million!
It was unreal to score HT's at that size & uncrowded... and getting pushed (or towed!) into a coupla waves that we might have otherwise hesitated on (those few surfs at HT's were definitely the highlight of my trip!)
Hillsy (& Salamat) were non-stop in their efforts to ensure that we scored fun, uncrowded waves and even as the swell dropped we were still all able to find uncrowded, rippable waves each day... unexpected, fun little random barrells down at the Indies Trader Right one lunchtime springs to mind, as does fun tow-ins at Louis... & a couple shallow runners at Hideaways... & so on!!!
The food was grrat & plentiful, & the rest of the crew more than ensured that we lived like kings for those couple of minutes a day when we weren't surfing, fishing, drinking or sleeping!
Also just wanted to mention that we were also really stoked with the positive / easy going approach with use of everything from the maximum use of the Binda Laut for fishing & maximising surfing options & time in the water, to the jetski, to fishing gear, diving gear etc... as previous charters (& even other boats we encountered) have not been anywhere near as accommodating for total use of all equipment... stoked as!
Thanks again John, sure ya will squeeze a few more barrels outta the season & we all look forward to doing it all again in 2 years (with at least 50 cartons taken on board!)...