With this instructable i want to say thank you for the nice sailing trip through the Yasawa Islands in Fiji.
This is my first instructable so please be gentle with me. I'm also a non native english speaker so please correct me where i use inappropriate words.
Step 1: Gather your materials
If you got the coconut in a store it probably comes already "bare" so you can skip the "peeling" step.
I got mine from directly under a coconut palm, so i had to peel the bast off (Picture 2, it is the Blue lagoon, yes the one where they made the film)
Step 2: Peeling the coconut
To do so hammer thin slices into the bast hood of the coconut (picture 1). The bast hood is really strong so make your slices thin.
If you finished hammering your slice rip it off (picture 2 and 3).
Repeat the hammering/ripping steps until your coconut is completely bare.
You'll be surprised how small the coconut is compared to the bast cover, at least i was (picture 4).
Note: To rip the bast cover off you can also use a chopping knife or something bigger, but I love my fingers (all ten of them) and this would also add another tool to our material list.