Just came back from an amazing one month trip to Oz, great trip which ended up with a keen focus on training as I’d been selected for Team GB for the World Champs in Mexico this May.
Here’s the highlights of the diary I kept (with photos!!) for your consumption!
- 28 Jan: The first jet lagged surf at Noosa a guy smashed his head and board on the rocks-blood everywhere! Then proceeded to smash my (mates-luckily!)board too, legrope failure.
- 29 Jan: 1st Paddle board, in hot afternoon @ 75% MHR for 40 minutes: used 1 1/2 litre of water and nearly collapsed. Don’t underestimate the effects of jetlag and going from mid-winter UK to tropical summer!
- Feb: Hit the best month of swell Queensland’s had in a year.
Wed 11: Great hour and a half training out along the sound, across the lions park out through the surf to boiling pot, then down winded and reversed-awesome! SUPed up to tea trees awesome wave too! Flat water, Surf, open ocean and downwinding in one sesh-epic!!
Thurs 12: Guy on a 5’4″ normal short board laughing to me about not making some take offs………..over dry rock at 3ft boiling point! Aussie’s are amazing waterfolk….
Fri 13: Got backhand 7ft single fin riding wired:) dolphins, rainbows and big smiles with Mick-great feeling!!! Lucky for some:-)
Swum in 24 degree temp water on Thursday, arrived back home on Friday night after a 14 hour flight and 3 hours of diabolical M25 to Dorset traffic, went on a flood relief course on Saturday morning, ended up in Poole Harbour……. in 7 degree water. Welcome back!!