WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2015
SCUMM FUN DAY MAT MEET
Well we are finally starting to get some reasonable waves amongst the holiday chaos down here on the South Coast. Paul and Phil are still on holiday leave from work, Eric is retired and I have no contract work at the moment so the chances of us having 4 or more mat riders in the water together are pretty high
Old Blokes Rule
Last Wednesday morning was a cracker , after the previous day onshore and wet weather, this morning presented us with a crystal clear sky , offshore winds, killer sunrise and a nice little NE swell running . With just one other guy out on his SUP , I said to the boys they might as well go out while the tide is high and we can look for something bigger later as the tide drops. So Eric and Paul paddle out first with Phil not too far behind them and I opted out to take a few pics and video.
Sharks and SUP’sIts amazing what you can see when standing up on a board….’Plenty of little sharks swimming around underneath fella’s ‘…I wasn’t worried too concerned since I was standing on the beach with a camera in hand!
Who cares abut sharks when there is fun waves on offer?
It wasn’t long before a few other surfers turned up, and even though it was small and very fat with the high tide, they continued to march out into the line-up, so a little sharing was required at times to maximise the fun level , as seen above and below
If only the tide was a tad lower and the waves a wee bigger….Phil did get one cracker though before it pinched him at the shoreline.
With the crowd steadily increasing as the morning warmed up, it was time for a quick coffee and another surf with way less people
Hey Paul, Is that a wave out there?
Yep , and not a soul around….
It did not take long to make a decision here , and with Eric offering to jump behind the camera , I was changed quick smart and running down the track towards the beach , with my eyes locked on the ocean and not where I was walking …little did I know what was waiting at the bottom of the track
Snake’sThat's a Death Adder!
Paul and Phil were not far behind me on the track, I walked around the rock at the bottom and they took the higher path which had them nearly walking on top of the sleeping Death Adder. Thinking it was dead they took their time taking some pic’s, till it moved and then the lads realised it was just sunbaking.
I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEEDQuick edit from Paul Newman below
Tickthatoneoff from Bulkheads Stuff on Vimeo.
The wave was a nice left hand peak to start with, giving you the speed on the take off to cutback back right and thru the flat water to the inside section , before closing out directly on the inside rocky shoreline.
Nice Peak to take off on
Cutback to the right
Push thru the flat water
Onto the inside
and towards the rocky end section
Phil Harper running the gauntlet , frame grab via my helmet cam
bombora slideshow from adam williams on Vimeo.
frame grab’s below via Paul Newman
GO PRO FOOTAGE
With all 3 of us wearing a helmet camera setup, its great to compare the footage later, with each of us having their own individual taste in music and editing. My camera fogged early in on the session , but I still got some nice footage below.
bombora from adam williams on Vimeo.
BLACK ADDER BOMBIE
Taking the back track to Cuddy and Coffee
After a great mornings surf it was finally time for food and coffee , but Phil does have a sweet tooth though
Lick it Frenchy!
After some food and coffee it was back around to where we started in the morning, and was not surprised to see over a dozen surfers squabbling over some clean but small waves, and to think that we had just left our Bombora wave empty and twice the size…we are truly blessed SCUMM