29 April 22
Said French surfer Boris Romann: “We’d been hitting the reef with our boat [sic] around 6am Monday 18 April 2022, and at 6:45 am it was definitely the end of the Blue Star surf charter.
“It was pretty stressful to pack all our stuff while seeing all the water filling our rooms, so we’ve all lost some stuff in the rush. But the most important is that everybody is now safe and we all come back home with an unlikely story to tell.
“I think it was the most stressful experience I ever had to deal with, because most of us had our rooms under the ocean surface level so the water was coming in really fast. I had all my photography materials, my computer, GoPro, disk drives, SD cards, phone, passport, clothes, bags, etc. to pack as fast as I could without knowing how long that fucking boat would stay at the surface.”
It wasn’t very long.
“The only things I heard after the impact was my mate Florent Neyenss screaming, ‘Boris hurry up! Get the fuck out from your room, quick!'” Romann continued. “But I had to pack my materials and with the stress, I wasn’t organized at all! I was shaking so much and all my moves had absolutely no senses.”
32 metres long with 10 double bedrooms (each with a bathroom) the Blue Star is now on the bottom.