Warrior, def: A person who exhibits great vigor, courage, aggressiveness in competition
The Legend of the Reef Warriors
The origins of the reef warriors go back to the early ‘70’s. bands of nomadic people would camp (in tents and tin cans) along the sacred coast. The water level was much higher then, the reef kept to its self.
To understand the power of the reef we need to go back to the time before my time (October, 1961), When a ship was run aground upon it. Today the hulking monolith remains and is worshiped by many. It is believe good luck is bestowed upon one who writes his name upon the remaining hull.
Many of the nomads were of the hobie tribe. Good winds and a sandy beach, allowed this tribe of beach cats to grow large in number. They still are around today, although their numbers are Dwindling.The reef gave the sailors good surf, but asked for sacrifice. Rudders and masts were bent and broken. sunglasses, hats, crew & the occasional bikini top were washed away.
A tribe of motor warriors sprung up also, but the reef took sacrifices from them as well. Propellers and lower units were damaged. again hats, sunglasses & the occasional bikini top were lost to the reef.
The two tribes co-existed peacefully most of the time.
Conflicts were often resolved over a cold beer.
A new sailing tribe evolved taking some of the hobie elders with them. windsurfing became the choice of many to enjoy the reef’s offerings. Still the cost was high. Fins, masts and boards were broken, Sails Torn. sunglasses, hats and bikini bottoms were lost.(The reef had new needs).
The once great nomadic tribes slowly settled the area. Many new windsurfers joined the ranks.
Soon another evolution began. Kiting joined the tribes and they enjoyed the reef. Not to much to sacrifice on a kite board so the reef created a dead spot in the wind to crash the kites in to a seaweed bed.
The adventurous tribes soon took up another sport.
When not battling the reef games of great skill (ring game/ladder golf/horseshoes/bocce/volleyball) are undertaken.