I'm writing this a day late after a wild night so will probably have forgotten things -
The 'Festival' began on Saturday, but unfortunately the weather was pretty horrible. Although it was warm, it was very overcast and drizzling.
As the festival hadnt really started a whole bunch of us went off and surfed at Mulawarra about 9:30am. The wind was quite strong crossshore, so we surfed right down in the opposite end of the bay to usual, at the wedgey right hand peak. It was about 4ft and a little lumpy, but the waves were really fun. Despite the break being busy with locals I had a lot of fun.
We got back in time for lunch and chill out on academy balcony talking about what we expected the festival to be like..
Straight after lunch I had a Sports Massage which was really, really good! It turns out nearly my whole back had begun to seize up from paddling etc while surfing; especially the area between my shoulders which I had been struggling with.
I also had a common surfers problem - my chest muscles had pulled my shoulders in towards each other, so by the time he had sorted them out, both had moved more than an inch backwards! I will definately have a Sports Massage again at some point, my body felt so much looser and more comfortable after, despite the pain of having it fixed at the time.
By 2pm the party/festival still hadn't really started, so we as academy decided to start it. We stole the huge speakers and put them on academy balcony and started playing music across the camp.
We also started drinking properly, begginging with 'punch' - a bottle of vodka, 2 bottles of sparkling wine, 4 litres of goon, a bottle of Sprite and 2 big cans of tinned fruit.. It goes without saying that by about 3pm everyone was getting pretty merry, just in time for the planned 'party games'.
As well as Slip'n'Slide and others there was 'jelly wrestling' - a paddling pool off of jelly in which people wrestle to get a sock off their opponents foot.. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos (might be able to steal someone else's) but everyone had a really good time doing crazy stuff all afternoon.
We also had the genius idea of fitting out Oscars GoPro onto a hat, so we have a video of the whole afternoon/evening!
We were all really drunk by about 7pm when everyone's Pizzas we ordered arrived. It was a great idea to get pizzas as the dinner cue was huuuge.
The party went on into the night and everyone had a really good time going nuts at academy house, and then joined everyone else in the main dance area. Eventually, at what we guess was about 1am, everyone had to bail and go to bed. Some hadn't even made it past 10pm!