Yep, you read it right. Irish born wave sailor Timo Mullen stepped up his last minute game and travelled to the other side of the world for an 8 day windsurfing adventure and the forecast didn’t even look hugely promising, just the locals gave it the thumbs up. If you are not akin to Mullen’s last minute nature, he once flew to Cape Town for a 5 day forecast, just to score good waves and he often drives the length and breadth of the UK for sometimes just one session. Check out this nice action video from his adventure and a few very decent forwards off the lip, where did these come from all of a sudden, is this a thing now?
Over to Timo…
“I have not been back to Western Australia for 10 years, my last trip was pretty epic so i knew it would take a lot to top that trip. It has been a pretty rubbish start to the windsurf season in the UK and Ireland so i started to look further afield for wind and waves, i saw that Western Australia was looking pretty good for swell but wind at this time of the year is always a big gamble. Not putting too much faith in my Antipodian meteorological skills, i consulted the guys at Severne HQ who gave me the thumbs up to book my flight. Thirty seven hours later i fiind myself in the middle of the Western Australian desert armed with my ice box, a crate of beer, snaggers (sausages), my Starboard Quads and my Severne Blades. For the next 8 days i sailed and surfed every single day in pretty much perfection, i probably banked 6 hours in the water every day more than enough to get rid of the jet lag!
I met loads of new and old friends, the Aussies really do love beer, i forgot how much they love it!!”