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.
Friday, May 14, 2010
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.