So, yesterday, we went in to retrieve our cooler (the guys had dropped it off with the dogtooth inside for the people on Katchii), & one of the Marshallese told us that everyone on the island had some of our fish for dinner. Yay!
Then we headed to Mezetchoku Pass, which is about 2 miles east of Berangu Pass. TC, Geoff, & I had anchored there previously about 3.5 years ago and did not want to anchor there again. It goes from being shallow reef to 125 feet, so there is no great place to anchor. However, the waves were going off, so of course we had to stay. Geoff volunteered to just drive the boat around while Timo, TC, & Paul surfed. Ellie & I either took pictures our observed through the binoculars. All the guys said that their adrenaline was pumping.
After the current shifted and made the waves bumpy, the guys wanted to check out and see how the swell was hitting Namu Pass, so we headed north again. Once we arrived around 6 PM, we saw that the swell wasn't quit hitting the reef right & the waves were much more playful, so Ellie & I went out in the kayaks, Geoff snorkeled, & Paul & Timo surfed. TC stayed behind to take pictures.
Ellie and I decided that we would try surfing the next day since the reef was nice and flat here, and the waves not so big. However, the guys wanted to move back west again to Mezetchoku where the big waves were hitting. So, Ellie, Geoff, and I headed out around 7 AM today in the fairly shallow water (low tide was around 8:30). None of us actually caught any waves, but we did paddle a bunch, almost catch some waves, and of course got pounded by some waves.
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