First stop barrel city! The Mentawis, off Sumatra in Indonesia.
I might not have been the best surfer on our trip (yes i was the worst), but i still managed to pull into a few tasty barrels. Let's just pretend that i made it out of all of them.
We had a great crew on the boat and some real characters including a guy called Dino who freaked us all out by surfing in a Borat style 'mankini'. Check out the photo in my 'photos' section but watch out, the glare off his white ass might shatter your computer screen.
Things got a bit freaky one day with us all dressing up as glam rockers to film our surf video clip. Lots of blaring music, bare asses, wigs, chains, tats and bottles of whisky. hmmmm, brother davo the super editor is compiling the video later and ill post it when its up for those who are game to watch.
I had dreams of finishing the trip with rock hard abs and the body of a god. No such luck. The amazing 5 meals we ate a day gave me lots of extra padding on my love handles instead. All good though as it was great padding for the numerous times i slammed my body onto the reef.
Managed to get through 11 days without seriously injuring myself but had a bit of a tiff with the reef on the last day. The reef won leaving me with a few reef bites and a serious Voltarin habit. Here's to hoping my back is only brusied without any serious damage as it's pretty hard to carry a big backpack and a surfboard with a F'd up back. Yes Hema, i am a hypochondriac.
In Kuala Lumpur now hanging out for my flight to Sth africa in a few days, bit of a hole if you ask me but i havent really given it a chance yet. Im looking forward to some good chilli crab and laksa's though. Heading off to get a cheapo massage now. I forgot, how do you say 'happy ending' in malaysian?