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We spent our first week in Australia catching up on a little R&R around Sydney enjoying the sights and getting some beautiful waves. Next is the drive up WA to The Red Bluff near Gnarloo.

After flying to Perth, the crew and family went different ways for about a week. While The Goodwins popped down to Margaret River to visit some friends and check out the pre-contest fun, the crew took the scenic route to The Red Bluff. With Aamion's cousin, Kim Diggs, in tow we headed north on the 18-hour journey. With several days to make the drive, we had plenty of time to check out and shoot all the sights West Aus has to offer.

The Red Bluff is the kind of place you run away to and never come back, which, I suppose, is how two large families ended up here. We're tempted, to say the least. With a first class wave down the bluff and a sea full of delicious fish in your front yard - it would be a pretty nice life. But our two week stint here will suffice and we've done our best to make the most of it. Days have happily blended together between surfing, swimming, fishing and playing on the sand dunes. And of course to reaffirm that this place is truly Aussie run, we've been welcomed into the homes of the two huge families who keep this place amazing - more on them later. Here is the first of our photos from the Red Bluff.

As promised, here is much more of life at The Red Bluff in West Aus. where kangaroos are pets and twelve-year old girls rip better than most guys in the line up.Our time there was pretty unforgettable and much of that is owed to the two families that run the bluff, the Durants andCaldwells with their combined 13 kids.