Wish You Were Here: Somewhere off Australia’s East Coast

by Owen James Burke

Once leased by late global surfing ambassador Peter Troy, this little tropical cay–which we’re not at liberty to name–produces world class surf, apparently on both sides, when the swell direction is right.

According to one comment on Gibson’s Instagram post, the island also attracts a conglomeration of beach sandals.

Troy is said to have leased and lived on the island for years, and during that time, he installed a 44 gallon drum to amass all the flotsam: “We had over 1000 [thongs] in that drum and not one pair!”

Follow Ben Gibson on Instagram, and read more about Australian surfing legend Peter Troy, a man far ahead of his time, at the Encyclopedia of Surfing. –OJB

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