Well last night definitely lived up to expectations as a party night! About 5 of the academey passed their instructors licence yesterday too so there was plenty to celebrate. Daveo's main aim appeared to be - get me battered. Basically involving poor excuses for me to down my drink. Then we played flip cup, which was a really good laugh as about 15 of us played, until the boss came over to make us all shut up.
In the camp site there was also 2 guys living / travelling in a bus...with amazing surround sound so turned that into the 'party bus'... then Rens somehow rounded up a group of about 20 Norweign girls. The boss then shut that down too. Most people dispersed and the academy lot went and chilled on the beach.
Turns out I went to bed at 2am and got up at 6am for our surf lesson. Yet again without a touch of a hang over, ideal! The surf was average at Arrawarra for about 2 hours, then pumped for an hour which was absolutely Awsome and I really enjoyed, then for the last half an hour it was not quite as good. In the 3.5 hour session it ranged from 3-5ft and clean.
Had lunch and sunbathed this afternoon then went for a bit of a body surf/swim which was fun. Elbows are killing me again now though if I try to bare weight on them.
Struck gold this afternoon too! I Havnt been all that happy with my board, especially in small waves since I got it, and felt like I wasn't progressing very well. But as it was so cheap and then I didn't need to use an academy boards I made do.
I knew what I really wanted and had been looking on the Internet for 2nd hand boards and a few magazines at new ones, but they were all REALLY expensive.
Then by complete coincidence one of Morgans friends was selling a board here at the camp...and it was almost exactly what I wanted. I took it out for 20 minutes to paddle around and catch a few waves which went even better than I expect. It's $300 in amazing condition, and has $100 worth of fins on it too, so I'm buying it.
Hopefully I will be able to sell mine for about $80ish so will get some money back too. So excited to get the new board tomorrow and surf this weekend!