Reporting from – Newcastle / Gold Coast / Newcastle / Sydney / Newcastle : 12th March 2006
Howdy friends, well I tell ya’s I’ve been covering a few miles up and down the East Coast of Australia since I got my last despatch off to ya’s. To start with I was pretty excited about getting up to the Gold Coast, collecting my new surfboards and hopefully slipping into a few sand bottomed right handers. The day I left for the Goldy the radio was calling the surf to be too big and dangerous up there. So I was getting real excited, because I also had some anxiety from the fact that there were good waves happening in Newcastle. So I was powering off, up the old route North, but on a much better road. I can also kinda understand why the Gold Coast is so crowded now, I’m sure this new super highway has a lot to do with it. (Not only the great weather and waves) You see when your driving the super highway North, assuming that it’s pumping on the Goldy. You don’t want to turn off at any of the exits along the way, your cruising with the cruise control set. Your making such good time ya just gotta keep going. Well anyone who has been in one of Kirra’s famous “black out barrels” or experienced some of the many perfect point set ups will understand. The one disadvantage of this new highway is that you don’t get to see the ocean too often, another reason that keeps ya driving forward.
Anyway when I got there the surf had dropped from double over head the previous day down to a miserable 1 foot. The only type of wave was breaking at D-bar and that’s where the Quicksilver contest had been moved to. What could I do other than to go and drink some coffee with Dave Veral the man at Diverse surfboards, collect my new quiver and hightail it back down that highway to Newcastle. Where there’s gotta be more chance to get some surfing in.
I’ve been over here in Oz a bit longer than I expected but it has been good. I’ve finally managed to borrow enough cash to buy my next 12 month open ticket back to Bali, so things are gunna be getting back to normal again next week. I hope ya’s are finding your way around the new design baliwaves.com. This is where we get to start adding lots of new features that’ll keep ya connected with Bali. Alright then sit tight where eva ya are and make sure you’ve got your 2006 Indo surfing itenerary organised. Feel free to email us if ya have got any queries, likewise for info on cheap, clean and 100% surfer friendly accommodation to home base in Bali. Best Regards.