Got love them.
Do love them but god it's hard getting out of my warm bed at 5:50am when it's 4 degrees outside.
Well worth the effort though ;)
Try getting out of bed at 4:15am Craig, when it's not much warmer up here (7 deg this morning).
has been WELL worth it lately, great waves, smaller crowds, makes you appreciate spring temperature when they come abck.
-2 here froze me nose and me toes but so it goes I suppose. It was flat! bugger!
Yeah can't wait for the winter swells to start cranking over here in WA..been bloody cold lately but not much swell...nothing beats the crisp fresh air of the dawn patrol!!
up before dawn: cold, dark.
fuel up: toast, coffee
creep outta home, don't wake the wife and kids
check it in the predawn gloom. geez, not too bad!
amp. rubber up.
sun's coming up, plenty of waves, few sneaky tubes
time to think
or to not think...
good one in, skip over the rocks
up the track, stop to watch one more set
back through the bush, sun's a bit warmer now.
change, meander home: no hurry
wonder why everyone else slept in?
5 degrees, 20 knot plus wind, driving rain and 1 very protected bay with empty waves each dawn this week .... it doesn't get better than this.
I'll be there tomorrow... And most mornings next week - Gotta make the most of school holidays - Less traffic means I can stay in the water longer and still make it to work on time...