The global finacial crisis has resulted in surfers chasing a dollar away from the beach. Tourism is down. Retail is down. Surfers are turning up in worksites unfamiliar with the lure of the brine. (I'd like a dollar for every time I have been asked about sharks.)
Some are spending hours and hours doing the tedious daily commute to The City where better wages and opportunity await. Others are doing the fly in/fly out routine to mining sites all over the country - leaving family and mates for long term financial gain.
The separation is even harder on days like today, when you know the swell is going off its nut. Today's post is dedicated to the commuter surfer. Travel safe.