This morning I got up at 8am after a good sleep. I had breakfast and checked the surf, to find it was flat and offshore at Arrawarra, but it was another beautiful day of bright sunshine.
I rounded up Jojje and Linda, and we went off to Mulawarra in the hope of finding some waves. We were pleasantly surprised when we say the bay from the top of the headland on the way there. Having paddled out back we discovered it was about 2ft with the odd 3ft set, and just lovely to be out in the water.
We surfed for about 45 minutes and it was ok, but the waves weren't getting fatter and not breaking that well. However, Linda got out and decided to go and surf a foamie at Arrawarra, and Jojje and I stuck it out. About half an hour later the surf just switched on, and just pumped at 3ft with 4ft sets pushing through, for about 2 hours. In between sets the ocean was just completely flat, perfect for the paddle back out.
I really enjoyed myself and loved getting back on my own board again for the first time in nearly a week. Manage to get some sweet waves I was pretty happy with.
We got back to find we had nearly completely missed lunch. We had surfed for about 3 hours. We got there just in time to make a good lunch and then just say discussing the surf we just had.
At 1:30pm I joined a lesson, as I still have a bunch of hours I need to do. I want out with Rob and Daveo on a groups 5th lesson, so most were already pretty good and riding green waves. 1 girl was having trouble though so I was taxiiing etc, and eventually she had a few really good rides so I was stoked I could help out so much.
While we were on the lesson, 2 locals from the point came and warned us about a shark they had just seen - these guys were riding 8ft plus longboards...and the shark swam right up to them, and was Atleast twice as long as their boards?!!? However it is shark migratory season so there are more around than usual...
After the lesson I just sat and chilled on the Pipleine balcony with Sam, the new chief from Creaso, who is also living in pipeline. He seems like a really nice bloke.
Unfortunately at 6pm I had to work. Contiki were here too so I knew it would be a heavier night.
In the end I worked from 6pm through to 2:30am... Wasn't too impressed, as I just wanted to sleep from 9pm.
Anyway it's now 3am and I am exhausted so it's time for sleep..
(photo - Marlouse surf checking the Woolgooga town beach)