Another early morning at Moffats. They are going to finish the semis today, and all my teammates are in the semis. I take my time getting to the beach, and basically hang around and cheer everyone on. I do take some time for a work-related teleconference, which of course corresponds to a 1-hour break in the competition while we wait for the tide to change, so I don’t get to go free surf. Kate and Rachael make it through to the finals in women’s HP, with Rachael also in the women’s IC final; Jimmy makes it through to the finals in Master’s IP and HC; and Buey is in the Junior’s HP and IC finals (there was no semi for these).
We get done early, so I head up to Noosa to surf there. This was the place that I surfed after a conference in 2007 and was hit in the head by a surfboard and knocked silly, and I was interested in going back. I got there in the late afternoon and hiked my boat out to Tea Tree Bay. I managed to leave the backband for my boat in the car, but no worries, because the waves were fairly small, but there were long nice rides in the evening sun. I hiked back to the car as the sun set, drove home, made myself a big dinner, and crawled into bed.