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Surf’s Up Dude!

G’Day Mates!

Our newest adventure here in the Land Down Under was Mojo Surf Camp. The surf camp was a six hour bus ride to Crescent Head Beach. It was a unique experience because the two day camp allowed us 15 hours of surfing on a beach to ourselves. We arrived to Crescent Head on Friday around midnight after some fun we all went back to our cabin which consisted of 12 bunk beds, 24 people all sleeping in the same room made for a fun game of, who was snoring the loudest? What watch was beeping half the night? Not to mention the sounds of dingoes outside our screen door.

 After our “sound” three hours of sleep we were all up and eating breakfast by 7:30 a.m. and on our way to our first surf lesson, for most of us, ever. We were handed long boards (around 9 feet tall), given a short tutorial, and sent on our way to “catch some waves”. Well, of the 15 hours of surfing I caught 5 waves, maybe? Needless to say my balance was less than mediocre and I won’t be earning my living as a surfer anytime soon. Nonetheless, it was a great experience.

Tomi Nauman Surfing!

Tomi Nauman Surfing!

The surf instructors were, um…interesting. Maybe a little much for the Augie crowd, but nice enough. Overall, we enjoyed getting out of city, trying something new, and enjoying the beautiful beach. A few Augie’s enjoyed the beach a little more than the rest of us by taking their sheets and comforters out there for a good sleep under the stars and to catch the sunrise. I’m not sure it was quite what they were expecting because they were so cold they didn’t make it to the sunrise, missed it by about 20 minutes!

On Sunday we boarded the bus around 1 p.m., everyone still covered in sand and a nice shade of red on our faces. I say it was a successful weekend!

Cheers!

6 Responses to “Surf’s Up Dude!”

  1. Robbin,

    Thanks for including the pic of Tomi surfing in your blog. It does a momma’s heart good to see the daughter!! Been checking the blog frequently to see how you are all doing. You guys have fun and be safe!!!

    Vicky

  2. Robbin!

    I didn’t know you were in Australia! I hope you are having a great time!!!

    Jen

  3. Love the photo! Post more, pls. :)

  4. Hi, Robbin. Trying to help Grandma with her computer, again! Hope things are going well. Love to hear from you. Uncle Charlie send to cooleyii@grics.net Love you!

  5. Hi, Robbin. Trying to help Grandma with her computer, again! Hope things are going well. Love to hear from you. Uncle Charlie send to cooleyii@grics.net Love you!

  6. Surfing is really cool..
    Nice post here!

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