Mick Fanning, Rob Machado, Kai Otton & Mikala Jones on the kind of trip that makes you very jealous…
“It’s not that often that you get to go on a trip with three amazing surfers to a place that all of us have never been. It’s almost as if we were all taken back to being total groms again… flying in with our faces smashed up against the window looking for any signs of surf… “check this out over here!! wait.. what!! there’s waves on both sides of the island!!” Not to mention that it’s probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
We couldn’t get off the plane fast enough. We couldn’t get in the water fast enough… we were all frothing.
We surfed every day on the trip and dialed in with local crew on where to be and when.
One night we were invited to the shack by the pier for a little hang with the local crew and some sort of radio station take over. I guess once a week, they take over a radio station on the island and spin tunes all night from the shack. I couldn’t believe my eyes when i walked in. It was like going back in time to some 70’s radio station. The joint was small and everyone just crammed in there. Psychedelic posters and drawings all over the walls… black lights… an older more experienced gentleman sitting in the corner surrounded by records laying down some tracks. People jamming on congas’s, bongos, djembe’s, triangle’s… felt like I walked into the a scene from the twilight zone. So we had a couple beers… and hung out for a few hours.
All in all it was an amazing trip. Two regular foots, two goofy foots, a bunch of shredding going down and never a dull moment.”