From the clement waves and lifestyle of Australia’s East Coast to the muggy tropical savannah of coastal West Kimberley
Take a look at the location, the shallow continental shelf and the swell shadow of Port Headland... Really? You really expect me to believe there is surf in Broome, at Cable Beach? And with all those nasties in the water! Forget it mate, i'll stick to fishing!
"Hey mate, theres a cyclone comin ya know!"
"She'll be coming in at cable beach mate!”
“Yeah go check it out mate, gets sooo good here aye!”
(even the storms have bogan names)
Irukandji, box jelly fish, tiger sharks, saltwater crocs, dehydration, stone fish and shame!
'Fuck it, maybe a once in a lifetime experience? I'll only go out for one.. Just to check, just because, I mean.... I don't really want to, but it's there... And I'm here..so why not?!'
Not pretty! Tights left over from NYE (Thanks Juz!) party, a 1mm neoprene rashie: black = HOT (temp not sexy)
So hot you can barely paddle, tights filled with sweat before you get to the waters edge. Waves coming from every angle, duck diving a hundred times, terrified about what might brush past your face or hands, the unclothed areas. Duck-diving half arsed because of it and getting twice as belted because!
Buuuuuut, there was a few goods ones amongst them! Definitely a turn or two to be had and the odd solid drop.
Lots of crew on it, pretty friendly atmosphere and heaps of dudes in boardies that clearly weren't concerned about the aforementioned 'dangers'
Lots of handshakes, met new people... good fun, great vibe.
All of a sudden, Broome is a surf town! Every 4WD has an old board in it, less boats, bikes and more boards! Work emails revolve around high tides and east wind predictions not low tide, Barramundi hunting missions. The surf froth is back. Whose texting who from the pre work check? Whose keen for a lunchtime sesh? Who is going to dodge that meeting for a surf cos the tide is right!
Mmm, no. Not that relaxing or predictable but a bloody good experience. Will definitely keep my eye out for the next one!