RIP CURL MINI GROM KAISER AUBERLEN GOES TO OZ
As told by Kaiser.
I have only been on Earth for eleven short years and have been lucky enough to travel to places like: Fiji, Nicaragua, California, Australia and Bali. Australia is probably at the top. So while all my friends were chasing titles at Nationals, my Dad and I decided to take another trip back to the Gold Coast of OZ. After surfing epic 3-4” barrels at DBah on our first session I knew we made the right decision.
The first half of our trip was spent on the Gold Coast. We were always up at dawn surfing either Dbah or Snapper every day. They are both really fun was but can get really crowded.
One of the best parts of the trip was our session at South Straddie with my new friend and Rip Curl team rider, Quincy Symonds. It’s known for some of the best beach breaks in the world. We got to the boat ramp at dark and knew it was on when we saw Dean Morrison, Ryan Hipwood and The Mad Hueys launching their skies. It was solid 4-6’ barrels and the best beach break I have ever seen.
The very next day we went off on another adventure to a secret spot on an island off Brisbane. We will call this Spot X as they did not want me to mention the name. It took us an hour to get there by boat. We got there at first light and jumped off the boat into perfect 3-4’ rights peeling down a sand bottom point for over 200 yards. And guess what? There was nobody out!! Epic Epic Epic.
The second half of our trip was spent at Byron Bay. I really like Byron, it has it all. Point breaks, reef breaks and sick beach breaks. We would usually surf The Pass in the morning followed by an evening session at The Wreck. The Pass is another long sand bottom right hand point. If the wind goes North and The Pass is onshore, you go surf the back beach. The back beach at Byron is called Tallows and it’s a super powerful wedgey left and right. Great barrels and small crowds. We scored Tallows a couple of times and it was insane.
During our stay in Byron we took a few road trips South to surf some spots my Dad really wanted to check out. The first was Lennox Head. The next spot was Angourie. It’s located in a naturel reserve and is just an amazing place. It’s a rock point that wraps into a little bay. The inside bowl is a little like V-land. The day we surfed it was a perfect 3-5’ and sheet glass with only 10 people out.
This was probably the best surf trip I have ever been on. I surfed everyday at least 6 hours. Point breaks, reef breaks, beach breaks and secret spots. Met a lot of new friends and saw some old ones. Australia is just an easy place to go, great food, nice people and you’re going to get all types of waves. What else do you need?
KAISER AUBERLEN GOES TO OZ