Word from Ian Jermyn about his first outing on Phileas in Antipodean waters. Many thanks to Ian's wife, Muireann De Buiteleir for the photo's. Follow her on Instagram @muirmaid_
Here's what Ian had to say:
"This is not a surf spot. I highly doubt folks make a bee-line for this place when conditions are good. Yeah, the northern coastline of Tasmania does have its spots this is definitely not one of them. I do however, have a fetish for stopping and attempting to ride waves that would, arguably should, be ignored.
Maybe it's in the Australian spirit of giving someone or something "a fair go". I figured no-one else was going to give this "break" a fair go and put it on the map as ridable so I decided it was the perfect place to introduce Phileas to Australian waters."
"It was only after an hour-long session (yep, I was having that much fun) that I discovered the name of this place - Cooee. In Australia the "coo-ee" is a loud, shrill call used to communicate over long distances. And, to me at least, it seems that's what Phileas is about. This rare craft is a vehicle for the creation and transportation of stories. It's a coo-ee that's echoing around the world."
"I feel privileged to be part of this. However, I would be doing Phileas a terrible injustice if this was the only taste of Tassie waves it had. If folks don't mind I'll hang on to it for wee bit longer so we can find a decent meal."
More to come then. A real place of intrigue, Van Diemen's Land and Ian is exploring... Exciting!