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Last night huge schools of bait were getting herded up by tailor close in the bay so I was quietly confident at 6.00am today.

For the first time in ages dawn was entirely wind free. The swell was still up but given the lack of wind I had to get out there.

All my gear was stowed in the front hatch and I paddled out. I love surf entries. There's nothing like that big whack when the bow slaps down hard after cutting through a peak. (Missing the peak is an entirely different story).

Once clear, I moved forward up the yak, opened the front hatch and got organised. This is really easy on the Scupper.

There was too much swell out the front of the cape so I headed for the legals (bait reef) which is a series of bommies inside the bay.

I trolled for a while, lost a couple of favorite halco's on the bommies and then drifted a dead herring. No fish caught but it didn't matter because I was quite happy flapping about with the turtles.

After a couple of hours I headed back.

Just outside the surf zone I stowed all my gear back in the hatch and went for the first available wave. Geez I love surf exits. The wave picked me up, I flew down the face, the wave broke, sucked me up and pushed me sideways into shore.

After unloading the fishing gear back into the car, I spent the next 20 minutes yak surfing and getting drenched.

Back on the beach, I fully dropped the yak when I tried to lift it. It was chocablock full of water. I forgot that the glue on my hatch seal had perished and that it needed repair. I reckon I drained 10 litres of water in this surf safari.

No fish but heaps better than bass fishing!!!!

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