Whilst inside a gauntlet a wave came through. There was only one thing to do - paddle like hell! Lucky for me I got up just enough speed to get through.
Rough conditions going out through Port Stephens
steep waves, almost standing
Mark Schroeder takes on the slot. Moments after he goes through it turns to froth but luckily he makes it through without splitting his head open (as happened to Commodore Mike).
We turn towards home to witness a humpback do a full breach right in front of us. A whale then goes in close to Cons Cleft.
We paddle back to Port Stephens at a fast pace - and finish off a fantastic two days. Photos by Matt, Ian & Mark.