Mooney still rules. Props to upcoming filmmaker Owen Milne.
We got off the plane in the mountains and went straight into an old restaurant and this guy came and sat next to me. He’s dressed in his koteka, the original dress of these people that is dying out with the new generations.
Lately I’ve been surfing a bit with Josh and Brendan Hay. They live just down the road from me at copacabana. Josh is 16 and Brendo is 14. Josh surfs natural and Brendo surfs goofy. They’ve been turning heads in the water for some time around home and recently they’ve been going further a field competing in a few comps here and there and gaining a few results on the way. They’re both little legends and I know you’ll be seeing much more of them in the future if not through our movies, through the mags and winning competitions. Naturally I thought I should ask them a few questions.
This is Josh flicking his tail high for the ladies of copacabana.
You and your brother are turning into fine young surfers, you’ve both been competing a bit lately. How have you been going in the comps? What has been your favourite comp to compete in?
B: Josh and I go ok in in comps, we both won a cadet cup at Freshwater Beach. Josh goes better in comps than I do but I think I like free surfing a bit more. There’s no pressure and you can do what you want.
J: Yeah Brendo and I have been going well this year, it’s always tough. my favourite comp that I have done would have to have been a comp when we stayed at Jarrad’s house because Brendo and I both won, ha ha! it was the harboard community bank pro. Um yeah I love competing, just being able to go out there and have a heat with your mates, it’s fun.