What a blast it was on the weekend!
Packing up the car late on Friday afternoon, we heading on our mission up to Seal rocks to join the party for the first World Surf camp! First thing we thought of when we arrived is that we couldn't believe we had never been here before! Having surfed many times just further up the road, we had never made that 'detour' to check out the area.
After weeks of rain the event found its way into a perfect window of sunshine for the weekend, with some fun swell hanging around as a result! After we arrived on the Friday night, set up our tents and met our neighbours for the next few days, it was a call to gather round the warm crackling campfire for a bite to eat, joke around, and listen to the soothing strum a guitar. Excited for an early surf, we turned in early and fell asleep dreaming of perfect waves.
Saturday was where all the action was! our early session was a battle against lumpy junky morning sickness, but the team pushed on! After our morning surf, relaxing yoga session and an nice brekky with coffee, everyone slowly wandered down to the beach to setup for the day. We joined the crew in the Coastalwatch/World surf tents making our racks available available to use. There were good vibes and BOARDS everywhere! in all colours, shapes and sizes with the two top fin system companies to match. A few of the crew even had a quick session with some hand planes. The surf cleaned up at around 3-4pm in the afternoon and everyone headed for the shore breakers to snap up the barrels on offer!
Hate to admit it, but we snuck out for a pizza that night (not really camping we know!) but made the most of our location. The shapers talk was entertaining and we spent that night around the campfire again. Sunday was unfortunately very blown out with not much surf on offer. Reluctantly we slowly made our way home hugging the coast for signs of surf and possibly sneaking out for another quick session. Everyone was totally stoked for the waves on Saturday and the weekend as a whole. We need to do this more often! Who says business and pleasure don't mix?
Looking forward to next years!