It is now the Wednesday the 24th the first day of the Malfunction which is the 2nd Pro event for the year. The Pro qualifying round, Round 1 and the quarters are on. I managed to surf my way through all heats and to make the semi final on the following Sunday. The Malfunction also has a reto division inwhich each surfer has to ride a board from the pre thruster days. I managed to surf my way to the final on my good friend Harleys Bertleman twin fin that he was also competing on. In the final there was Jarred Neil, Harley Ingelby, Matty Aldridge and myself. As H was in the final too I had to just go and pick a board from the pile a hope that it went ok. I finished up 3rd, Jarred 4th, H 2nd and matty 1st. A fun final not many waves though.
Sunday the 28th my Birthday and the morning of the final well the semi for me anyway. I was up a gainst Josh Constable, Jarred Neil and Jackson close heavy but good. The heats were 30mins due to the quality of the waves and the first set if you could call it that didn't come untill the 16th minute mark and there were only 2 of them that both Jackson and Josh got. I played the waiting game again and finished the heat with only 2 waves riden. I surfed them well but on this day I guess not good enough finishing me up with a equal 7th I was stoked.
So I have been away from reality for two weeks hanging with good friends, surfing, eating, partying and competing but I guess there comes a time when you have to get back into the swing of thing and get back to Uni, work and I guess reality. But what a fun couple of weeks.