Friday, October 2, 2009

All GO HERE in the Big Smoke!!!!!!!

Whats happening everyone.. Well its been flat out here in California.. We got back from San Fransisco on Monday morning and had a total lay day/recovery..Still hurting from the big night on Saturday... Tuesday morning arrived and we were lucky enough to have one of Mick,Shaq and Sean's sponsors Watermans Applied Science guys come pick us up and give us a Van to use(wait till you see the thing). Macon hooked us up and drove us to lunch then to Kaenon our sunnies sponsor to see those guys and then to San Clemente where we were going to stay the night so we were a bit closer to Dana Pt where the race is going to be.. Thanks mate . Legend!
After a few days and nights in San Clemente we booked ourselves into a killer hotel right next to the Doheny State Park in Dana Pt..Walking distance to the beach. So last night was the Jamie Mitchell Experience at the Patagonia store in Cardiff San Diego. Kaenon put this thing on and i was pretty nervous about no one turning up but there ended up being up about 100 people turn out to listen to me talk story about some of my favourite photos and clip[s and ask questions about paddling etc. Was a fun night and stoked my Girlfriend and best mates could be there with me.
Today we decided to go check out Huntington Beach.Surf City as they call it here.. Ive been here before but for everyone else it was there 1st time and it was fun to check it out. This arvo we went and checked in for the race tomorrow and saw some friends from all over the world who have come for the race. Its going to be a crazy scene tomorrow with apparently near 1000 competitors racing in all different categories. Our race the Elite Battle is over about 10km in and out of the surf with some running and with a little Sth swell hitting tomorrow it will be a fun race.. 10 Grand is up for grabs for the winner.. It will be hard to get the big paycheck.U should see the dood's that paddle over here.They look like Incredible Hulks .Huge, strong guys.We will do our best but..Good luck to all the Aussies racing tomorrow Joss,Shaq,Sue,Mick,Billy,Sean,and Danny.. It should be a fun day.. I will update about the race as soon as i can ... Take care JM

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