Writing a day late again - I got up around 8:30am after managing another 'lay in' which was great as I had been pretty tired following the weekend. I had considered getting up at 5am to watch the Man U V Man City, but having not got to sleep until late the night before I just couldn't handle the early start. Doesn't seem like I missed out on much though, a 1-0 City victory I wouldn't want to have witnessed anyway!
After much debate and deliberation before our lesson at 9:30am we decided we would surf Mulawarra, as Arrawarra was tiny.
Having walked over the hill at dead low tide it seemed like a bad decision as the surf was awful. Everyone stood moaning on the beach for a while, which I got bored of and went in for a surf.
Within 15 mins all of a sudden the surf just switched on and everyone then paddled out.
Most of the sets were a nice 3ft, with the occasional 5ft bomb coming through and wiping everyone out.
I had a lot of fun, but unfortunately I wasn't surfing that well.
After lunc we just chilled out laying around on the grass etc, then had to say goodbyes to the next lot of leavers - Rob and Jasper who had only done the 1 month academy were leaving. It's still sad to see academy leave, you don't really get used to it.
At 3:30pm we had theory about weather maps and pressure charts etc which was pretty interesting. I'm not sure its a skill I will have to use every often with MagicSeaweed at my fingertips but good to learn all the same.
I als managed to download and install the VLC player on my NetBook, to then discover the processer is simply too slow to watch Movies. It's really annoying but oh well, nothing I can do about it.
After dinner and getting showered etc most people just crashed out and watched TV in the movie room for a while.
Then at about 8pm after the bottle shop run everyone started drinking all of a sudden, due to it being Kims last night (another person on 1 month academy).
It's was good fun just chilling out and chatting. By next week a lot of the academy will either have left, or started working here, so things will be very different around camp..
By about 11:30pm everyone was a bit drink and super tired, so bailed and went to bed.
(Photo - just a silly attempt at an arty photo)