A last minute decision & a few calls later, I was hooked up with Nicky G. who was keen to tag along; and we headed out late Friday night.
A swift drive later, we crashed out in the van, woke, and headed to our chosen destination, parked up in the primo spot all day.
For our first surf session I headed over to a left I had seen, which had quite a bit of current, but no crowd - that was the trade-off! Got a couple of nice lefts with 50 metre rides at waist to shoulder high & clean. But was getting knackered with all the paddling, so came in & joined the small group in the corner where Nick was.
I had a few more waves, this time rights too. But some geeza dropped in on a shoulder high right I was on, down the line. But it was a section I reckoned I could of made, so in the end I opted for the lefts here too (less crowded - not too many goofy footers out there - luckily!).
Got a couple of bombs, although with the head high sets, my fish was starting to feel a bit too fat, and I unfit on the old duck-diving scale trying to get her under.
Back to the van for sandwiches, and then in again for the second session. made another tactical decision and sat as close to the rock's as possible and scored loads of lefts (and the odd right) with just a couple of other guys. The tide, pushed in and the bank stopped, came in for tea and biscuits in the van.
Met Didier & Gwenni from Belgium who parked up beside us, some Belgium beers later, we watched the last set's roll in at high tide on a bank below. What a fun day, nice waves in the sun, and with a killer sunset to polish it off.....
Sunday still had waves in the 1-2ft plus range, but Nick & I had things to do, so just chilled, before heading to Newquay in the arvo to pick up boards and catch-up with friends.
Fistral was smaller as expected, so we just watched & then headed home, driving in gnarly driving rain and loads of surface spray for the last hour or so.
Anyway, a fun weekend, now back to the grind stone and get some work done........!?!
04.06.11 La Bestia Hunting......