THE women of Eltham and Clunes, in the Byron hinterland, picked Casuarina to get away from it all.
The ladies spent the weekend in a rented house taking a break from partners, children and home chores, enjoying the annual Casuarina Festival.
What did they get up to?
Well, they are admitting to catching up on a lot of sleep without the interruption of young children.
"Uninterrupted sleep, I had forgotten how sweet it is," said Julie Webster.
The ladies also enjoyed wine tasting and massages, and dinner at Kingscliff.
"We really pampered ourselves a lot," said Jane Thomson.
Up to 15 friends packed into the shared house over the weekend, although only six survivors were strolling along the beach yesterday.
The final six were enjoying the Casuarina Festival's surfing program.
The director of the festival's surfing events, John Charlton, said the aim was to showcase in one day a va- riety of surfing disciplines.
A consistent south swell provided suitable waves for some of the world's best aerial, longboard and female surfers to show their talents.