Wish You Were Here: Somewhere off Australia’s East Coast
by Owen James Burke
This photo is fair dinkum. I know a bit about this Island but didn’t think it got this good. #Paradise. East coast of Australia. The late great Australian surf adventurer/explorer/pioneer #PeterTroy lived out here for a while. #pioneer #explorer #adventurer #perfectsurf #island #pointbreak #tropical #classic #surfing #surfbreak #australia
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!”