Word from Chris Goodwin that all is well in Japan. In fact, it seems that all is very good in Japan, bar one mishap.
Here's what Chris had to say:
Hi Graeme -
The Onion has seen some Japanese typhoon swells and done really well. I attached some stills and a gif which is of one wave. We were doing stills not video this time. This is at a break called Motel Shita near a town called Nachi in Wakayama prefecture, Japan
The bad news is two days later I peeled the Onion on some rocks and now will attempt a repair with what I hope is the right kind of Japanese glue. We will see how that goes.
Hmmmmm... Done a proper job there. 😲
I've given Chris soideas for repairs so hopefully we'll see the Onion back in action soon.
UPDATE ON 2nd SEPT, 2016
Repair is all done. Great job!
I didn't mention but the local elders here thought I was crazy going out on the mat. They thought it was hilarious in a good way and enjoyed watching me surf the big stuff and get demolished by a few.
Chris Goodwin - Opening minds around the world. 😊