4) While I was playing volleyball in Manly Beach, my friend Crystal was working at a nearby surf tournament in Dee Why. While I anticipated making it out to the event, the volleyball got me a little sidetracked so we planned to meet for the after-party. The one thing I didn't fully grasp at the time was that this tournament was a women's professional tournament and was basically made up of the top-17 female surfers in the world (the same girls you'd see on any surf posters)...which was quite alright with me.
My friend Crystal was nice enough to let me tag along, but on our way to the after-party (did I mention an "open bar"), the car we were taking with her colleagues came down with a flat tire. Between myself and the surf photographer Matt, we worked on fixing a flat tire in "Manly Beach" with a beer in our hand...quite appropriate though there was one slight problem, we couldn't get the lugnuts off so our driver left this note (so maybe not all that "Manly" after all, but seriously, those suckers were not coming off).
While that delayed us a bit, we still made it to the after-party at a bar that very much reminded me of Simmzys in Manhattan Beach. It was a chill location and very much my type of hangout, for numerous reasons mentioned above.