Jason, Leslie, Rachael, Dane, Bri and I headed north to the Sunshine Coast for our first Skooks run of the year. We lucked out on weather and were the only paddlers there. Dane and Bri came to hang out and enjoy the area and the rest of us hopped on the wave. If you have ever stayed at the Backeddy Inn, you spend the time in camp watching the islands out in the middle of the channel. We paddled there Sunday morning and were amazed by the bountiful sea life there. A must when you have a free morning or afternoon waiting for the wave. Jason, Leslie and Rachael surfed Friday (a max of 6.0 kts). Bri and I showed up late Friday after avoiding elk on the drive up to surf Saturday's 7.8 kt afternoon flood. A good time was had by all. Big thanks to Bri and Dane for taking photos and video and being overall good sports. We'll be back in a month for round two-can't wait!
|Painted Star (Orthasterias koehleri)|
|Birthday boy filming|
|Leslie bringing the bow back around|
|Freeing the ends!|
|The lovely photographers!|
|Most likely a Sea Lemon (Anisodoris nobilis)|