After four days of settled weather the 'wind blew tall' for the fellas on the BF Goodrich trip to the desert.
A celebration of beach cricket, fresh lobster, and tow surfing.
While northerly winds were playing havoc with the Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts on Saturday, a lone stretch of sand was turning the energy from TC Victor into something magical.
Tim Bonython, Mick Corbett, and Jarryd Foster have holed themselves up in Nazare taking advantage of the uncrowded conditions.
Josh Kerr did some smart multi-tasking this morning doffing the CT jersey and donning an inflatable vest for his first hit out on the Big Wave Tour.
It seems like almost a year since Manly's offered solid clean surf without close-outs, but it was worth the wait.
After watching and waiting for almost a year to travel to this region, the swell and winds finally aligned, but... over the Christmas/New Year holidays.
2015 was probably the worst year of waves I've seen locally around Manly since I made the move to the East Coast. This however gave me an excuse to hit the highway each weekend to maximise the most out of the marginal swells, the rewards are captured in the following images.
First and second goes into the main event where they'll face off against title contenders in Round 1.
Billy Kemper led the charge through Round 1, Semi Final, and Final emerging a worthy victor. There'll be no question marks hanging over his name.
The best shots from a pumping last day at Sunset, where Mick won the trophy and a record number of qualifiers jumped to the CT.