2006 Mavs Journel

2006 Mavs Journel

Reality Check!

14 Weeks ago I was desperately trying to get an emergency flight back from Northern Chile to the UK for emergency surgery, after I broke my Patella-kneecap into about five pieces, tow surfing before a surf event in remote South America. Three screws, a whole lot of wire, six weeks in a cast and an 8-12 month full recovery prognosis and rumours soon started circulating about me never being able to surf again….

Yeah, right…not if I can help it!  I’d been planning this winter surf trip back to Northern California & Hawaii for years.  Was this bad experience going to end all the hard work put in to achieve another dream?

Firstly, there is no such thing as a bad experience in life, as they are all just very valuable  life lessons.

Secondly, life is unpredictable and doesn’t often go according to plan.  You have to be versatile in this unpredictable, volatile world we live in and be willing to bend your plans around life, to still achieve your goals.

And thirdly, no matter what adversity we face, if you truly put your mind toward the healing process, solely believe it’s possible & you remain focussed & determined on achieving your goals & dreams, everything is possible!

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Fijian Clarity – Feb 2006

Fijian Clarity – Feb 2006

This ended up as quite a trip…. What was meant to be an 15 hour flight, four days in Tavarua, then nine days on a remote western Island off Fiji called Nagigi, for a good friends wedding and more good waves!

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