Neil Croft, Mike Hartwig, Jim Maguire, Justin Smidmore, Rene Strehler, Hans Kelc, Cameron Goldsbury, Paul Barlow, Luke Luttick
What about riding a wave, say, 300m long. A right for the natural footerssake. Not big, nice. Along the coral and ending on a sand beach, stepping off onto that sand beach, continue walking, pick up a shell as a momento..well that dream came true for Luke. Ask him! Or Renee; never towsurfed, always wanted to, and after 2 days could not get him off the rope fuelling his theories of alternatively powered surfboards. Justin was happ to relax, catch as many waves as he could, and relax. Neil, back for his umpteenth trip, scored his lefts, again, and his fish and his rights.
Whereas Big Jim was stoked to be dragged onto a few, ended up catching more than his fair share and banged some fish. Not bad for a boy from the bush. Hans just fished, surfed, drank and laughed and caused everyone to laugh.
Cammo caught that big Barra in the photo and some of those long rights. Jock stayed out at THOSE rights. Yep Those perfect bloody rights for 2 days. And Mike, bless his striped soul, not only fitted in with the Aussies, scored plenty of waves, but scored all the great photos for the boys. Great first trip.