Neil Croft, Darren Holt, James Maguire, Mike Hartwig, Mark Kimura, Rene Strehler, Quinten Symth, Derek Voorspostel, Ronnie Wong.
First charter for 2009 went off with a bang as a mixture of surfers from very different backgrounds came together.
There were first-timers and hardened Indo veterans. There were the Bondi Boyz V The Manly Maniac (Ronnie) and the LA influence (Mark & Mike) to keep the vibe mellow.
After towing in 2008 Jim showed a new found style which saw him charging anything and everything including some serious "Thunders". Darren (The King of Medan) puffed away two packets a day and managed to get some tube time as well to make his comeback complete after a 10 year lay-off.
Once again the Mentawai Islands produced solid waves every day. Not bad for early March!
By Neil Croft