Lachlan Cramsie goes South and goes big.
Sharing some time with our friends from the bottom of the nation proved a dangerously healthy exercise for Nomad and Inverted team rider Lachlan Cramsie. Off the back of his ABA Tour win the Sunny Coaster sought out something of a bigger bight pushing himself as a top competitor for the ABA 2016/17 Big Wave Award.
We reached out to Cramsie as to delve deeper.
“I hadn’t been to Tassie at all before this, and I definitely hadn’t surfed over there, so yeah, this was my first time out Shipsterns. Liam Tomkins rang me up I think a day before the swell and basically said it was going to be big and it was going to be epic. So we ended up booking flights without any knowledge of the wave let alone a place to stay. We ended up meeting a couple nice Tassie boys and were lucky enough to stay at their house which worked out because I think the temperature got down to 3 degrees that evening.
We got up early and hit that often talked of long cold walk to the bluff, a wave neither of us had even surfed before. Upon arrival we kind of realised it was too big for it, but obviously I paddled out and gave it a crack with pretty much the oldest and most flexible board I had.
The big wave scene has been epic of late, I think the boys over WA are leading it at the moment for sure. Especially their recent paddle efforts at ‘The Right’. Right now I’m waiting to see if the Shark Island challenge will run, but I’ll definitely keep my ears to the ground for the next swell. Hopefully pull together some footage in the meantime.”
Checkout the mans paddle effort that has everyone talking below. Not bad for someone who hasn’t even taken the time out to travel to Tassie beforehand.
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