Last Saturday Walrus took me to Lancelin. He goes away most weekends chasing SUP and windsurf sessions up and down the Western Australian coast. I have listened to many stories about how good or bad these sessions go, and so I was pretty happy to get a chance to tag along.
Wardog came so I could get out there too, but I have learned well my limitations so I was also prepared for some rest time on the beach with my book. We pulled in at Back Beach about 9, seconds later V and her hubbie B pulled in behind us, friends from Perth, so they unpacked their gear and we found our spot in the sand.
The surf was constant and quick. There were surfers on short boards everywhere. No SUP. The waves were short and broke early, so not the best conditions. I judged it was too much for me, but I got some good pics of the others on the surf, although it took a while to get them.
By lunch, the pub was calling. Watching the Passage as the food came the guys spotted a solo SUP guy out in the middle of the Passage, surfing the waves on the reef 100m from shore. Since the surf at Back Beach hadn’t been that good it didn’t take much talking to organise how to get out there. The trek was worth it to see the guys on the big waves. V didn’t like the open deep water but I stayed to watch for a bit. Walrus only came in when B did, and I am sure he would’ve been out for much longer otherwise. By the time we were at the cars again it was late afternoon and time for home.
The day was exhausting, but the pictures were good. I was very tired getting home, but so, so glad that I went. Next time I hope I go on the waves with everyone else.