Pat O’Connell’s Drive Thru Australia Update: Take 3

Pat O’Connell’s Drive Thru Australia Update: Take 3

Drive Thru Australia

Skydiving the Gold Coast. Sent from Pat’s phone cam.

“We’ re on the road again; on the way down the coast to Iluka and Angourie. Four- to six-foot swell is in the water and we’re all buzzing from a great surf with Parko, skydiving, and the Occy Challenge at D-bah. Classic Drive-Thru day!”

Drive Thru Australia

Donovan Frankenreiter and Pat O’Connell on Drive Thru Australia.

“After coming down with the stomach flu, I woke up yesterday morning refreshed and we had good surf at this little secret reef that Parko owns…literally. Occy and I surfed this sick left that was barreling off like a small Mundaka. Oz is way too cool.”

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“An amazing dude moment” caught on camera. Sent from Pat’s phone cam.

“We then decided over lunch that it was time jump out of a plane. Really stupid idea but seriously fun. The most amazing view that I will never forget. 12,000ft @ 200ks an hour looking at the most beautiful points in the world.”

“Benji and Shane went first, only two per plane flight. We could hear them screaming from the ground. Classic! Both Shane and Benji are a little nuts so when they were that pumped I had to go.. Also, Donny would have been solo otherwise. On the way up, he was so quiet..finally! First time I’ve ever seen him freak out.”

“When we landed on the ground all the boys were waiting with beers and hugs. Amazing dude moment.”

“Off to ride some good waves now, will check back in soon.”—Pat O’Connell