New South Wales
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05 Apr 2012
Stayed up and had a few beers night but still got to bed by 11pm as we all knew the swell was meant to hit today.
We weren't disappointed - I was woken up at 6:30am to the sound of waves landing on the beach. Our lesson was at 7am so I ran to breakfast and then got the wetsuit on.
We paddled out and the sets were considerably 4ft with some outside coming through at 5ft+. I didn't really have best of sessions, just couldn't pick the right waves out. Linton was videoing from the beach and got some sick footage of my best wave where I pretty much got barrelled so hoping to take some still photos from that after dinner.
Charlie and I got out at 9am and jumped straight on a lesson as assistant coaches as there were so many people. The conditions were nuts - rips pulling people all over the place and learners attempting to surf close out shore breaks. Had fun though and it's all experience - 2 more hours of work experience signed off.
After lunch everybody was knakered from the mornings suf so just chilled out and watched the Ripcurl Pro Bells Beach.
I went back out for a session before theory for an hour, and had some sick waves! In half the time I had twice the session from the morning which was Awsome.
Was thinking about going back in after theory but glad I didn't - Bob my room mate had another unconfirmed shark sighting right near the beach..
Just waiting for dinner now. E-Man leaves tomorrow (and Thursday's are party nights) so the goon will be in full flow I expect.
The swell is meant to hang around for a little while, so fingers crossed!