Then the great debate inside my head began. After two days of mental warfare, I concluded that as much as I didn't want to leave my girlfriend and our luxury setting, I knew there was a job to be done! There is only one wave and very few riders I'd consider travelling such a distance for, and Luna Park and this rider fell straight into these categories.
With the charts looking promising, and the waves on the East Coast looking bad for the next week, I called great mate and shredder Liam Tomkins, who was more than keen for the adventure, which sealed the deal for me!
The first day Liam and I teamed up with Sam Wollston and Tom Kurray and we surfed a local wedge. Whilst it was fun, it was far from worth the journey. We also got footage of Alex Bunting and a couple of others surfing a new bomby that has never been surfed. Whilst the first day provided great footage…the grand prize was yet to be received!
The second day was the day we had came for. Thank god the place was on and the stage was set!
Liam Tomkins and I paddled out first, closely followed by Michael Novy, who each dropped into a couple of monsters to begin proceedings.
Then the pack arrived consisting of Chris James, Matt Young, Chris Wilson, Jason Finlay and Alex Bunting.
It was the first time id seen Michael Novy and Chris James surfing Lunas since their respective injuries, and it was like they never left and were certainly holding nothing back!
It was also the first time I saw Jason Finlay surf the place and he certainly impressed me!
Chris Wilson got whipped into an absolute bomb and took one of the biggest beatings of the day, the guy charges and surfs the place sick! Similar to Matt Young who was getting some bombs!
After six hours in the water, and my legs starting to cramp and give way, Novy and Chris James paddled into one more pearler each and that was enough for me, I was fully satisfied with the footage, any more I wouldn't of made it up the stairs. A big thank you to Sam Woolston from 'Steve's Place' surf store in robe who lent me his 3/2 wetsuit for the session, as I only had my Goldy spring suit wetsuit with me.
It was a great day, the persistence of James, WIlson, Young, Bunting and Novy surfing Lunas and the constant trips they make to this infamous break, has there surfing at the place wired!
WIth all due respect for the talented still photographers that were in the line up consisting of, Luke Shadbolt, Jem Cresswell and Nic Bannehr, we will not be displaying any still frames, instead you can view this session exclusively on our new film 'Never Fade Away' which will be out early next year, and make sure you purchase all the magazines (Movement, Riptide and Le Boogie) in the coming months because trust me, you do not want to miss this session! Until then we have provided a still frame of an empty from this session, let your imaginations run wild!