By Jason Polakow | Photos: Stu Johnson, Stuart Gibson, John Evans, Daniel Hadler
Last year, I missed out on one of the biggest swells ever in Fiji and I did not want to miss another swell heading that way. Looking at the WAM chart, it was easy to see that Fiji was going to get hit hard with a good size swell and plenty of wind on the peak of the swell. I was already in Australia visiting my parents which is only a 4 hr flight to Fiji.
Since my trip to Indonesia 2 seasons ago I have not had great waves, so I was craving that adrenaline rush you get when dropping into a bomb wave.
I put out a few emails to the boys to see if anyone was keen. The next day I got a call from Braw asking if he could join me. A trip chasing good waves with Braw was always on my to-do list, so I was more than happy to take him with me. Braw is one of the top down-the-line wave sailors in the world, if not the best, so I was really looking forward to watching him sail down there.