Challenging and erratic weather enjoyed with paddling companions new and old; special overseas guests; a diverse training calendar; a weekend away and some interesting local wildlife.
These are just a few of the many reasons why paddling on the New South Wales coast is a year round endeavour.
What the water loses in degrees it makes up for with variety.
|Matt and Chris about to climb a very steep hill ( wind SE 22-28 swell to 4m)
|Matt and Chris about to hit the crest and lose the windbreak created in the trough.
|Matt taking a picture of me......
|Josh enjoying the lively deep water that runs close to the cliffs at The Gap.
|Ken and the rest of the crew light up on the way out of Sydney Heads
|Megan braves the elements for a cold and swelly Tuesday night.
|Rae and her trusty Nordkapp LV reflect the setting sun
|Megan testing the Nordkapp LV around North Head
|Chris enjoying the sunset during a lull
|Wade watches on as South Head disappears in the mist, only Dunbar Head is visible
|Land exercises and demonstrations allowed for a different perspective and lots of opportunity for questions.
|Mark Sundin with a couple of ski enthusiasts trying out the Epic V10sport and V8 on Sydney Harbour .
|Sharon enjoying the cool waters and scenery around Mystery Bay on the South Coast.
|Monatgue Island, a tantalising view of this great one day paddling destination
|Eastern Fiddler Ray. A resident of the shallow waters of Vaucluse Bay , totally unconcerned as I drift overhead .
|A very Cheeky penguin that I spotted chasing fish around my legs while I was teaching rolling a couple of weeks ago.