A post for posting's sake, it's a late Friday afternoon so why not?
The day before yesterday I slipped down for a splash, shoulda, shoulda, shoulda gone out at Winki as despite the crowd I think I'd have done better. After four and a half hours I'd still not managed a wave by myself at Bells. Very pretty, but very inconsistent with the accompanying frustrations.
A lot of guys on longboards doing the, "I've got a big board and I can catch anything I want' thing, and me imitating a cork named Bob wishing I hadn't sold the 9'2".
Still, it was sunny, and warm.
On leaving the water I was having a chat with one of the offending longboarders, a friendly German guy who was on a solo 'round Australia trip. He could surf ok too, having learned on the North Sea and the Baltic.
I had one of those once by the way. Took ages to kill it.
Anyway, the interesting thing with him was his other board..
Stashed in a bag, and with the wrong fin in it...
A beautiful 7'2" Liddle hull. In Australia there are more hen's teeth.
"Where the hell did you get that!!??"
"Dubai. I paid toooo hondred euros. Do you sink I vas ripped arff?"
The pic is the Winki I shoulda, shoulda paddled out to.
PS: I'm blaming the longboards but really I'm just an old plonker.