Saturday, 13 December 2008

The Honolulu City Court House, Pipeline Finals, yet more rain and a drinks cup shaped like a pineapple...

Morning All,

This is a slightly tardy blog as I forgot yesterday! We had an awesome, if slightly strange day... Started by going to the Honolulu City Court House to pay our parking ticket. 30 minutes and $50 later we were all done.

We then headed across the island towards The North Shore to watch the quarters, semi's and final. Some good contests throughout the day, highlights being the Kelly Slater and Timmy Reyes semi, where Kelly looked like he was finished until his second to last wave.

We both felt bad for Andy Irons as he went out in the quarters by a 0.1 of a point. Also Kamelai Alexander did amazingly well, and was one of the last Hawaiians in the competition along with Jamie O'Brien.

We went up to Billabong house for a look around, but the place was fairly dead so we headed back down the beach to watch the final. The final between Kelly Slater and Chris Ward was enjoyable to watch, despite the surf dropping and them struggling for waves.

After the final and the entire crowd mobbing Kelly Slater as he came out of the sea, we headed back to the car (no ticket!!!) and made our way back to the room to go for a swim.

Dinner was had at a restaurant called Cheeseburger (yes really), where the cocktails were served in Pineapples and the waiting staff all wore grass skirts. Whilst eating dinner, the heavens opened yet again, and we watched the rain, thunder and lightning whilst discussing our lacking suntans!

See i told you today wasn't as interesting.

Aloha!

1 comment:

Nick Coulson said...

Sounds good to me still! I saw some of the competition on the web, some sweet chocolate looking barrels!! Did ya stalk Kelly?!?!x