Vince Noir wrote:you got a life jacket swiggins ?
Yeah, 4 came with the boat. Although I do think they are a bit unnecessary if you are wearing a 6mm (lifejacket or not you are dead in 10 mins without a wetty in 6 degree water) and have boards in the boat, they are a legal requirement here, as are flares and a boat licence (easy to get, just an online theory test kind of like the driving one, no practical test).
I will have a radio before heading out, haven't picked one up yet. They go for ~$100 here, not too bad. Theres a few bits and pieces still, I can see how boats get expensive..
Danny, yeah I remember Paul, think you mentioned he had just got a boat when I saw you? They open a lot of doors..
Boating in to remote spots is amazing, I can't wait to be able to plan whatever trips I want and not be trying to tag along with other people all the time. When you come round a corner and see pumping waves from the back with nobody around, nothing but dense forests and snowy mountains on land, its amazing. Such a different experience to pulling up at the go-to spots close to the city where I surf regularly, hassling for 2 foot waves with 20 guys on a peak.. I've surfed loads of spots already that may or may not be named, may or may not have been surfed. Quite a lot of surfers do have boats, so they have probably all been surfed, but you'll never know because its not like you are going to ask people and give away a possible find.. Regardless of whether somebody has been there previously it is amazing to "find" waves just from maps and google earth.