Here's quarter 2 of 2013 in review. Let's take a look at April through to June and see what happened in the surf and on the beach.
April 2013 - a really, really slow month for waves. Traditionally April fires, but this year it hardly even sputtered. Indi picked up his new sponno'd board from Dennis, and went flying straight away. Jorg's board went flying in a somewhat different manner - off the top of his car and onto the freeway after forgetting to do the straps properly. It meant a quick & sudden death thanks to a few cars and one large truck. Looked like someone chopped the nose & tail of Bruce's new board - a weird looking Firewire Vanguard. Despite it's off looks it seems to ride like a dream. Coupla handbags thrown in PA after a jetski muppet was taken to task for buzzing through the line-up and bathing area. A few surfers taught him the rules of the road.
May 2013 - saw the guys starting to hit the new skatepark in a big way - it also saw the skatepark hitting back. Sales of elastoplasts sky-rocketed. The injuries extended into the surf too - with Brad getting his bek slammed by a SUP and chipping his front tooth off - that'll teach him not to use paddles! The new Something Good opened, with a full-on surfer theme. Some more vintage shots dropped into my postbox, some classic Hummies and Avo's line-ups. Quite a few PE locals in the Maldives, bumped into the Heasley's and their crew over there. The surf in PE still seemed to be in hiding, with only a few decent days the whole month.
JUNE 2013 - yrrr, the dry spell of waves continued, another crap month. Luckily a decent swell popped up in the last week of June just before everyone started to question where winter had gone too. Some old Kei shots came through. News of a proposed fish farm just off Pipe had everyone spewing. CYOH launched their new surfboard brand. Jaryd finally decided to leave for Aus after one drop in too many (it must be said, no one drops in on Jaryd with malice, it's all good clean fun, for everyone other than Jaryd at least!). Surf Safe signs went up at the major surf spots to help try get a bit of etiquette going after a flood of clueless beginners into the line-up. Faye wins a team gold at the World Champs.
July to September coming up soon....