Road trip gone right!

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FUDGE AND MY SELF MANAGED TO GET AWAY THE OTHER WEEK , AND NOTHING COULDN’T HAVE WENT BETTER. FIRST STOP.. CENTRAL COAST.. THE ENTIRE COAST.. WELL THE SURF WASN’T THAT CRASH HOT TO START WITH, BUT WE FOUND OUR SEA LEGS , AND AFTER A LONG DRIVE AND A SMALL 1 TO 2 FOOT MUSHY COUPLE OF SLIDERS WE WERE HAPPY WITH THE START TO THE TRIP. THE WARM BEERS AND CORN CHIPS MADE FUDGES VAN FEEL LIKE A 5 STAR HOTEL. CENTRAL COAST WAS ONE OF MY HOMES SO WE MADE SOME VISITS TO OLD FRIENDS, FAMILY AND SOME OTHERS. I TOOK FUDGE TO ONE OF MY BEST MATES HOUSES, WHERE WE WERE TO STAY THE NIGHT. AFTER SOME GOOD FRESH HOME KILL LAMB . CRUSTY BREAD , GRAVY, THE BEST OF COMPANY, SONGS , A RED OR 2 AND SOME STORIES, IT WAS TIME TO HIT THE HAY AND GET FUDGE READY FOR THE BIG SMOKE… SYDNEY .. OR RATHER , THE BIG SMOKE READY FOR FUDGE. FIRST TIME IN SYDNEY. WE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE ALLEY AT CRONULLA WHERE THE CONTEST( CRONULLA SOUTHSIDE MALIBU CLUB SPRING CLASSIC) WOULD BE HELD. WE PADDLED STRAIGHT OUT … CLEAN 1-2 FOOTERS. WASNT LOOKIN GOOD FOR THE CONTEST , BUT HEY… TOMORROW WAS A NEW DAY AND “CONTEST REALLY MEANS ( HEY LETS GO ON A ROAD TRIP .. CHILL… CHILL ..CHILLL THEN CRUISE HOME .. A DAY OR 2 LATE. I INTRODUCED FUDGE TO A FEW OF THE LOCALS AND WE REALLY RECIEVED SOME HOSPITALITY THAT WE ARE TRULY GREATFULL FOR. WAYNE EGAN WAS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL AND WE WANT TO SAY THANKS …A COOL GUY CALLED RED MAN GAVE US 2 FINE JACKETS TO HELP US SURVIVE THE ICY CONDITIONS… THANKS RED MAN.. I WEAR THAT JACKET WITH PRIDE.. NO WORD OF A LIE.. I FEEL LIKE A MAN IN IT .

CONTSEST DAY WAS PERFECT WAVES , WEATHER AND GOOD VIBES . FUDGE AND I BOTH MADE THE FINALS IN THE OLD MAL BUT NOT WITHOUT CONSIQUENCE. WE BORROWED MATTY ALDERIGE’S 68 GORDEN WOODS.. THANKS MATTY IF YOU’VE NEVER RIDDEN AN OLD MAL. THEY ARE PRETTY HARD TO RIDE AND WEIGH MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD LIKE TO JUST CARRY AROUND. WE WERE BOTH LIMPING FOR DAYS.. PULLED MUSCLES.. BOARDS IN GROIN AREA, BUM CHEEKS, KNEES, CALF MUSCLES ETC. WE COLLECTED OUR TROPHIES , LIMPED OURSELVES OUT OF THE PRESO AND WANDERING IF IT WAS ALL WORTH IT..
WE HEADED NORTH TO A SPOT I HADNT BEEN IN 12 YEARS.. SLEPT THE NIGHT IN THE VAN AND AWOKE TO .. OH MY GOODNESS .. THIS LINEUP HAS TAKEN AT LEAST HALF OF MY PAIN AWAY .. AN EAST COAST 400 METRE PEELING POINT 8 DUDES OUT INCUDING US, PRETTY HAPPY WITH MY 5 1/2 HOUR SESSION ON MATTY’S OLD MAL AND WATCHING FUDGE GET SOME OF THE LONGEST RIDES ID SEEN FOR A WHILE. TIME TO HEAD HOME OR HOME ISH..
DROVE TO YAMBA PUB.. THE PACIFIC HOTEL ON THE HILL JUST IN TIME TO CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE A FEW NEW ONES ….
THATS THE SHORT STORY…. HERES A COUPLE OF PICS IF THEY TURN OUT. THE CHOICE OF BOARDS FOR THESE WAVE WERE THE DIVERSE DP LOGS, JB CLASSICS, AND EVEN THOUGH I DIDNT RIDE ONE OUT THERE I REACKON A MINI SIMMOMNS WOULD HAVE WORKED A TREAT.
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