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May 9, 2007

HOT TO COLD

Filed under: Troy Brooks — wpssuperblog @ 11:22 am

 Brooko’s Blog

I’m back on the road, this time from one extreme to the next. Last week I was over in Scotland; this week, Tahiti.

Benny B getting slabbed at Brims Ness

Benny B getting slabbed at Brims Ness

Thurso, Scotland: 5degree water temp, 5/4/3 wetsuits, booties, hoods, gloves. Coming from Bells Beach I thought we had it tough. I now have a new meaning forthe word COLD. Thurso is a pretty sick place, with a bunch of right slabbing reefs.

13oz rod and reel set-up in the local Thurso tackle store can land you one of these sought-after Sea Trouts.

13oz rod and reel set-up in the local Thurso tackle store can land you one of these sought-after Sea Trouts.

I did crap in the comp. The Hog took me and the comp out, with travel buddy Jarrad Howse coming second. At least the trophy ended up back in OZ. Twenty hours on a steel bird later, and, boom, Tahiti. The water temp alone is 22 degrees hotter. The comp started Day One but now the waiting game begins and it’s not looking good.

A little warmer at Teahupoo.

A little warmer at Teahupoo.

The swell forecast is flat, flat, and flat. So, what will happen? Hopefully a swell. Anyway, ’til then, it’s fishing, cards, touch football and plenty of down time.

Speak soon,

Brooko

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3 Comments »

  1. damn and I thought north spain was cold…did you notice the difference much surfing with all the extra gear and can see any difference in the level of competition? thx h

    Comment by himmy — May 12, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  2. So, you recommend the waves in Scotland? Many good spots over there?

    Comment by leejones — May 15, 2007 @ 12:12 am

  3. Yeah everyone was a bit stiff but still ripping. If you are not shy of the cold there are lots of amazing waves up there

    Comment by brooko — July 14, 2007 @ 3:51 pm


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