Aah the joys of the ocean early in the morning when the surf is big. Huge wave faces to rip after a steep drop on takeoff. Big waves breaking onto a sharp reef not that far below the surface. The thrill of it all. A great way to start the day before work.
That is until you don’t actually make it across a wave section and you get crunched! Then you really know it. Up until that point I was having fun early this morning out at Nobby’s Reef in Newcastle.
Now … I am somewhat worse for wear.
Click for the full pictures! A tragedy.
The reef at Nobby’s is unforgiving. So I have lots of cuts and bruises.
Tonight I am going to a black-tie fundraiser for community use of public buildings. The governments here think it is sensible to sell off public buildings that they no longer want to use (like old lock-ups and post offices) to developers. In Newcastle, the old lock-up is trying to stay alive as community space. Hence the black tie dinner to raise funds to keep it going!
But it will be more like a black eye dinner for me given the state of my right cheek-bone!
Now I just have to ring the surf shop to order a new board! ASAP.
Real blog later!