Tip 2 Tip – Turning Back – Episode 8.2 The New Breed

No offence to my dearest father, he has many fine qualities – he has nearly all his hair, he doesn’t kick tramps and he has never (as far as I know) been inappropriate in front of any member of the Royal Family. But (and I say this with a tiny amount of hesitation due to the inherent loyalty instilled into my psyche by his guiding hand) I wish Tom Curren was my Dad…


  1. Maybe you read this before but just in case Western Oz news isn’t your regular rag
    From http://www.watoday.com.au June7 2010
    Only in Australia . . .

    A surfer fought off a large shark and then reportedly rode a wave to safety in Western Australia.

    Michael Bedford was knocked off his board by the shark, believed to have been a great white, which then came back for a second charge, witnesses said.

    But he punched the animal and then caught a passing wave to the shore, where friends used the board’s rope as a tourniquet for bite wounds on his leg.

    “He gave it a good whack he reckons, a good punch and that doesn’t surprise me knowing Mick,” witness Lee Cummuskey told ABC.

    “It is your worst nightmare and Mick’s been through it and survived so he’s just really lucky.”

    Mr Bedford had surgery after Sunday’s attack near Albany, south of Perth, and his condition was described as stable.

    Australia has several shark attacks each year, with 194 people killed over the past 200 years, records show.


    I stumbled on it whilst looking for that memorable photo of a surfer on a wave with a HUGE shark in it – worth Googling it.
    Happy surfing . . .

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