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Monday, April 03, 2006

Is it a bird, is it a plane…. No it's Surf Board Bag Man!

Surprisingly we're up early on Sunday morn for a west coast surf, but no surprise that we had little to do with it… the highly technical and complicated concept of daylight saving catches us out. I think Robertson Davies spoke for us all in 1947 when he wrote "At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves". How dare those blue-fingered puritans!

The burger posse minus Zombie (enroute to sing-sing, or something like that) meet in Torquay where Dub gets his repaired board back and reveals his alter identity as SBBM, defender of abused surfboards everywhere. Turns out that along with the swell there is a terrible onshore so we end up at Urquharts trying to hide from the wind. It's super low tide so the reef gives some welcome protection to get out the back as the huge rip makes any frontal attempt at the break near impossible. Conditions aren't great but we all manage to catch a few before getting lunch at the Airey's Inlet pub. The don't serve burgers (wtf?) but the steak sandwich is similarish in concept and pretty damn tasty!

Bring on the winter swell and more west coast trips!



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