Going through some old photos for a quick post and found this ragged shot. 1980, taken from the tin dinghy, the little boat that could.
Mike & Tim McHugh and yours truly did the channel crossing to the Gili Islands and scored the Gili Air right. Mike is on the very first wave of the very first session, with Tim sitting outside. The square head belongs to Nyoman Mawan, a salty-sea dog Lembongan islander with experience of the Bali Straits.
That’s Trawangan in the background before the first Euro back-packer ever set foot on the island and claimed it in the name of The Full Moon Party. We slept there that night on our board bags and then in them when it started pouring.