Trip Start Sep 27, 2006
32Trip End Apr 27, 2007
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The next day I got to try out my surfboard for the first time, I jumped off the rocks where I saw this other guy do it and padlled across straight to the line up, easy enough!
It was a nice 3ft cleanish day on Manu bay, which is the furthest point away from the lodge but also the the one working best at that tide
Indicators is first point which goes into a bit of a beach break then joins on to Whale bay and around the corner you have Manu bay. I would love to see this place when its working well, I bet its amazing!
Anyway after a few waves I was getting the hang of the place and my new board which goes really well! I was a bit worried as its slightly smaller than what im used to, but it goes great, I love it!
Its so easy to pick up a wave here and the paddle out is nothing, just paddle over the shoulder and take your place in the line up. I got loads of waves and was getting tired so I decided to try and get back in. Very tricky the boulders move all over the place and you can't see where your standing you could easily twist an ankle or ding or board, as it happened I just got a few small cuts and grazes to my feet and made it out other wise unscathed.
Later than night it was some girls birthday and we all chiped in for home made piza at $5 each, it was the tastiest piza I ever had and very filling, we got drunk that night to and did the flying fox ride in the dark which was a good laugh.
The last day in Raglan the surf had gone flat (which it very rarely does here)So it was into town for some supplys for the onward journey and a last look around.
While we were there a woman came up and told us there were Orka whales in the bay, 'killer whales in the bay' I said, 'thank god the surfs gone flat!' We all went to take a look but they were pretty far off, but you could still tell were huge creatures!
So that was pretty cool, we coundnt hang round long as we had to get the bus down to Waitomo caves and on to Rotorua that afternoon, so off we went to the next destination. :)