Beer was scarce, so we quickly settled into a tea regime clearly a lasting influence of the former British regime.
Like some of the best stories, this one began with a whispered rumour of some far-flung islands.
It sounded a bit tenuous, to be honest. The remoteness, and the vast distance of the islands from home, exacerbated the sense of doubt. However, whereas some rumours degenerate and trail off into farcical gossip or even downright apocryphal myth, this one took on substance, became full bodied and real. New waves, never before surfed. A true Search.
Captions from a full feature by Dave Sparkes. Photography by Dave Sparkes and Ted Gram beau. Video by Scott Mclimont and Tom Jennings.