Photo. Damon Arandelovic
Andrew Mooney And Heavy Water Go Hand In Hand
Torn ligaments, Cape Fear and a magnitude of hair-raising tunnels.
Andrew surfed the 2016 Cape Fear event on an ankle lacking some serious ligament integrity, despite the doc suggesting a six month dry-spell.
After pushing through the pain at Cape Solander, Andrew spent the next 10 months land-bound - six of which were spent hoisted up by a pair of crutches.
Luckily, after some well-earned rest, Mr. Mooney returned in 2017 with both feet planted firmly in the wax of his self-shaped boards.
As you can see, he didn’t adopt the ‘slow and steady’ mantra for his oceanic return; a swell popped up on the charts, the car was loaded and before you could say “stomach-churning slabs” Andrew was already staring down the line of an 8-foot gurgler.
Set your next 10-minutes aside and ogle at the sight of the Central Coast madman, tow and paddle his way into some of Australia’s heaviest spots.
And for the progressive grommets out there, Andrew isn’t afraid of the occasional aerial delight either.