I know I know I’m a bit late to wrap up this glorious weekend but technically my weekend is still happening as I’m up in Port Macquarie for a little surfing holiday. I’ve never been up to this part of the coast. Central coast/Newcastle is usually as far as I went driving or flying straight to Bryon which means I usually missed out on this part of the coast. Anyway, always excited about discovering new surf spots, we drove up here Friday. And I have to say I like what I see. Not only were we really, really lucky with the weather, we had an awesome run of swell too accompanied by light winds. We were running around in shorts all weekend. Only the coolish water temperature and the wetsuits did remind us that it’s actually winter. There are heaps of points or semi points up here. We’ve had fun surfs at Bonny Hills, North Haven and the highlight so far … Crescent Head even if it was blowing onshore there.
Ahhhh you gotta love a good surfing holiday. We had many good surfs and it also made me realise that one of the many things I love about surfing is that it’s full of surprises. No surf is like the other and always expect the unexpected. I call them great surfing moments…here are some of them from this surfing holiday:
- The moment you realise the big grey fish you encounter while you are surfing next to a river mouth at dusk is actually a dolphin. It does not need much further explaining I guess, but you can imagine how relieved I was to see a dolphin shooting out of the water instead of a shark.
- The moment you realise you have a dry wetsuit in a car when you were about to change into a wet one. We were just about to get ready for surf number two the other day and I was just turning my cold, cold, yucky, wet wettie inside out again and spotted my old wettie on the backseat. I was the happiest person ever.
- The moment you realise that the onshore winds are actually a blessing in disguise. Ok, admittedly, we were quite bummed when we rocked up at Crescent head the other day. When we were about to hit the water the wind turned and made a bit of a mess of the surface. The busy line-up of mal riders dissolved as quickly as the wind appeared. It did not look very inviting and I almost gave it a miss. But then I thought, I may as well jump in now that I’m here and boy I was glad that I did. Even though the wind was blowing onshore and the surf was only a couple of feet, I had awesome surf. I had the famous Crescent Head right aaaaall to myself and surfed myself stupid. One right after the other. And the right is sooo long that not only my arms are tired from the long paddle but my legs are too from riding lots of looooong rights.
I hear there was some swell and summery temperatures back in the hood as well. Hope you scored some fun waves. And by the looks of it we are blessed with smallish for winter but consistent swell for the rest of the week too. Yay. Back tomorrow.
Have a great week gidgets and friends of gidgets.