So there we have it - another lap on the cosmic roundabout done and dusted.
I would firstly like to thank you all for your support throughout 2016 - it was another whirlwind/blur of a year with a "few" changes along the way.
I hope that you have enjoyed the journey with us so far and that our passion shines through in gear, service and odd ramble we deliver. We are after all - watermen and women just like you and love nothing more than sharing in the experiences the ocean has to offer with like minded souls.
Its also usually around this time that we take a moment to reflect on the past year and to peer forward in to the new one.
After a very dehydrated 2015 - my personal resolution for 2016 was simply "Go More". Didnt matter how - surfing, diving, bodysurfing whatever - the resolution was simply to spend more time in the water living the "Born with Gills" way. With a plethora of surfing, sliding and diving I would say that goal was pretty well achieved.
Will we see this again in 2017?
From surfing swells of a lifetime at home and away, scoring goals in diving, to sliding the throatiest of slabs - the highlights have fortunately been many. However the greatest highlight has been the camaraderie of sharing them with good mates. Simply irreplaceable.
So whats the mantra for 2017? For me its "Get Deeper" - which in reality is all about commitment. Commitment to doing the things you plan to - because you can and should. Its also about pushing the envelope that little bit further to test and understand your limits and through that process become a better waterman.
Thats my resolution. What is yours?
Has spent over 30 years of his middle aged life trying to spend more time in the ocean. Likes to surf, bodysurf, free dive and pretend he enjoys chasing big waves.