Im coming clean in the cyber world and finally admitting myself into reality.I have a serious back injury. Roll out the red carpet these injuries are worthy of a standing ovation! Now Ive heard the terminology "plagued with injuries throughout her career" thrown around and never really took much notice. Over coming major knee surgery was a gruelling process but nothing i repeat nothing in comparison to the last 3months of my life.
Hind sight is always a wonderful thing. I had been trying to convince myself i would be surfing in a few days the days turned to weeks the weeks turned to months and now the months are being sugar coated into years. Im not one to time frame injuries but i like to have a ball park figure. I wont relay that ball park figure its down right depressing.
But back to the back pain. Well if anyone out there knows what im talking about you know what im talking about. Its funny how other back suffers can relate its like this weird little back club world.
So my last surf would of been around the 28th of July to put things into perspective I dont think about surfing, I dont want to go surfing.Why? Back pain like i said it deserves a Logie its that fucking good.
But anyway Im starting light hearted break the ice type deal its good to know ice can be used for something else other then relieving pain.
West Oz is great it takes you back to a surreal like untouched world.Its raw the waves are powerful the earth is red, bull bars are a necessity the locals deserve respect. This wine region rocks your world. Welcome to a trip made in heaven. Organic produce, wineries, breweries, chocolate factories,dirt roads, bush walks, whales, dolphins,real pubs, bands, cows, gardens, outside showers, no Macdonalds KFC or pizza hut, did i mention waves and wineries? Every year in march we make the journey to the western side of Australia take a 5hour flight and allow for a 5hour drive and you will hit location. A slight mission in domestic terms but some things are worth the hassle this particular WQS event being one of them. You know to be honest the waves for the womens contest were very far from ideal,( But hey if you get knocked early you can search and be sure to score) we scored some swell early in the week but the finals were held in tiny conditions congrats to chelsea for taking the win over miss sally fitz.
Spending a month on the Gold Coast of Australia seems to be something tantalizing to most international travellers/ surfers Im catching myself as i type thats right peeps keep heading to snapper rocks its all time nothing even gets close to that wave.
First event of the season place is buzzing weather is stunning the super bank re appeared miraculously the week before the event.All this and I have to be honest in saying Im still in favour of leaving the scene behind and heading down to the hills of byron.
The event was as always smooth the coronas were cold the crowds were aplenty the waves turned on even the threat of a tsunami was on the cards one day. All in all having an ASP WCT event so close to home is fantastic. Having my family and friends around is priceless. Steph opened the year with a home grown Win she was on fire all week.