After previous trips to Pegasus properties Aganoa Lodge Samoa and Telo Island Lodge, the Hammond and Hewitt families (from The Gold Coast and Perth respectively), reunited for more good times at Tenggara Point Lodge.
Terry & Sarah Hammond brought daughters Ella, Olivia and Lucy along – and they all had a real dig in the clean conditions (that became increasingly “gnarly”, in 14-year-old Ella’s words). It was great to see the whole family take tips from Pegasus superguide Alex out to the lineup and enjoy the rewards of learning.
Terry (a shoulder surgeon) learnt to widen his slow carves on the canvas that is Tenggara Point, which culminated in with some long gems on the last few days. Sarah and the girls learnt to start paddling early to match the energy of the long period groundswell waves, all scoring epic rides.
Ben – knee surgeon and patriarch of the Hewitt clan – was out at the crack of dawn every morning there was swell. Being exceptional Perth-to-Rottnest-Island type swimmers, Ben and his two sons Charlie and Harry took some of the bigger waves of the trip, showing their WA pedigree by staying calm in the face of the overhead plus waves belting into the bay.
And while this played out, sister Daisy dabbled in the friendly end section of the point on a soft top in the slower rollers.
Surfing doesn’t get much better than when the whole family does it together!
Yoga (and the occasional margarita) was the go for Ben’s wife Sally, with herself and Daisy doing two classes of yoga per day with instructor Mackenzie at sunrise and sunset. Our local staff joined in the classes too.
Though staff and guests were sad to say goodbye at the end of the trip, we’re sure we’ll be seeing both families again in the future!
For the meantime, however, Tenggara is putting itself into self-imposed hiatus for a month or so as the tradewinds begin to do their sideshore thing. There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that we’ll take this opportunity to surf ourselves silly when conditions are kind.
See you in a few months!