Funny times on the South Coast, whilst I had to work, the SCUMM were at Play.
A few words from Terry Towelling
pic by Justin Spittle
Justin wanted to paddle out at 5.30am … like in the morning … So I picked up The Tofunator at 4.00 am … in the morning. Johnny was ready and waiting with Splash the Wonder Hound when I pulled up in his driveway. After John gave Splash a quick goodbye smooch we were off to Erics. All was well until my Sat Nav thingy decided to update just before Nowra - oops; I only had a vague idea where Eric lived and John was still dreaming about the smooch with Splash. Brainwave: “I know! We will just drive around North Nowra till we find him! I remember something about a church!” Luckily, we found him running naked down the street in just a pair of Crocs. We bundled him into the car and headed off. The trip was quick and hilarious with Eric giving us a guided tour of his medical procedures … We were frightened … At 5.30am, almost on the dot, we arrived at Gilligans and bolted to the lookout. YES YES YES! Perfect and hardly a soul in the water, just our mate Justin on his mat. Oh yes, there was also a SUP … hmmmmmm, he wont last long. When Paul turned up we changed in record time and bolted down the track. We had a couple of 4gf’s, a Krypt and a belly board. What could go wrong?We did the long paddle out over the shark pit until at last we made it to the breaking waves. WOW. It was perfect: long, long perfect peeling lefts that went for ever. Perfect for SCUMM like us. We were getting the waves of our lives. I am pretty new at this Mat caper but managed to score a couple of nice ones. Justin, Paul, Eric and Johnny were amazing: massive turns and speed runs galore were the order of the day. It was amazing, classic surf, beautiful clear water and even some dolphins. Once Justin took down the SUP you couldn’t ask for more. To top it all off, I managed to jag the most perfect mat wave of my entire life. I stayed high, kept a good line and didn't get caught in the white water. I was SUPER SUPER STOKED. You couldn't have wiped the grin off my face if you’d tried. After we could surf no more, we retired to Pilgrims and had an epic breaky, where we relived each and every wave in minute detail. Perhaps there was a bit of exaggeration, I don’t know, but no one cared a bit. Coz we are SCUMM.
pic by Justin Spittle
Pic’s by Eric da Bolt
Terry above and below with Paul, John and Justin
4am !?!?!? But I just got pissed and SOOO stoned with a German lady shaper !!! Next thing I knew Terry Toweling was outside my bedroom window, then we were off the get lost on the way to pick up Eric the Crocs wearing peddo'. Job eventually done we materialized at Gilligan's, or that's what it felt like to me.............exept for the constant ramblings from the back seat. Just Spit was in the water already, then Oily emerged from the Ladies toilets (not sure why) and it was on. Wave after wave was finessed into submission by a 4GF mat, a Krypt mat or my Brown Dogg Bellyboard that I really wanted to try out at Gilligan's. SOOOOOOO good out there ! And then when we couldn't flip anymore, it was time to chow-down at Pilgrims. By the time we'd finished it looked like we were trying to steal food, we had that much of it on our faces. Windows down and heads out the windows on the drive home 'cause Eric was doing a pretty good impression of a faulty gas-works. As we drove along the country roads, birds fell dead out of the trees. I celebrated by scoring free stickers for the lads. After all........I AM Johnny Tofu. And bye the way, MATS are where it's at Baby, and THAT'S the Cherry Truth.
John riding his belly glider, pic’s by Justin Spittle
I think John tried to shave your legs for you Paul Newman, Johnny got banished to the sin bin after riding over Pauls legs!
Johnny eating his namesake…the Tofu Burger
Village Idiots, Milton
‘sorry mate, didn’t see yaMat Man VS SUP ?
camera got knocked at end so unable to see his face but was gold. His quote "yer ya did". Yep’!!
more Tofu Burgers
Paul Newmanpic by Justin Spittle
Paul put together some great vision from his Go Pro camera, many thanks!
Lets Slide @ Gilligans from Bulkheads Stuff on Vimeo.
Eric da Bolt
Pictured below with Justin
Zoom Zoom Eric!
thru erics eyes from adam williams on Vimeo.
‘somebody leaves a half drank cuppa on the adjoining table?’
No Worries, Eric is here to clean the table!
Many thanks to the SCUMM Crew for supplying some words and pictures to make this report possible!
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and what happened the following Day