New South Wales
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23 Oct 2012
So today was my first full day back at Spot X. Every body still follows the same old up at 6am for breakfast, then going surfing routine.
The big swell which was predicted started to show its self this arvo. It was flat as a pancake all morning, but by the mid afternoon it was 2ft. The only problem was the wind - it was crazy strong. As there was zero chance of going for a surf, I just cruised around the camp and chilled like everyone else. Plus it wasn't very warm due to the wind so we hid on GHQ balcony a lot. I also used to facilities, and charged all dead electronics.
I sat chatting to Kev for a while, and within 2 minutes he had offered me my old Grom job back, even if it was only for the 4/5 days I would be here. I thanked him but turned it down, as I just wanted to bum around with people and surf! Also I was able to sneak meals as long as i hid amongst the crown a bit, and I had been given a couple of offers so I could bed hop too. Bargain!
Not long after I was then asked about my plans by Rob, the head of the surf school and Surf Instructors. He then offered me a Instructors job, if I was going to stay the summer. For a second I considered it, but with all my flights booked it wasn't realistic. Not to mention how quickly things change here and how many promises are broken.
(Photo - 'The Deck' out back of GHQ, where many evenings are spent drinking beer and generally chilling)