Eina, see you managed to do some free cosmetic surgery on yourself! What happened?
Yeh. I was Stand Up Paddle boarding and I finally got the hang of it! I just caught a wave and was paddling back to the lineup and paddled over a wave and I kind of lost my balance and bent down and as I did that, the wave hit the paddle and the arm of it klapped me straight in the bek! Boom, no front teeth, haha!!
So instead of a body slam you managed a bek-slam?
Yes. Straight into my bek and I instantly felt with my tongue I had no teeth.
How bad is the damage? Are you gonna have to go to the dentist to get pretty again?
Well, my two front teeth were chipped off. Dentist gave me a fee for sure. I was looking like a kaap pearlie.
Thinking about maybe a lekker lil gold filling or not!?
Ya I was reckoning, easier to go pack for the pearlies.
OK, out with it – what were you doing out there on a SUP to start with!?
Let’s just say Muizemberg is not a real wave, and I need to get fit.
Had you managed any rides before the tooth-smashing incident – or did this happen on wave 1?
Haha! I had had four waves and I could’ve been a little cocky?!
Was this your first time on a SUP….or are you gonna admit to paddle pushing previously?
First time riding waves and surfing. Yes, I have paddled in flat water like a kook.
So, after close encounters of the toothy kind, will you be giving it another bash?
Ha! I am not going to lie, I went the next day and it is super fun. You get super fit and I will catch all your waves! Nah, it’s really fun but make sure you only do it when no-one else is out!
So there you have it all aspiring SUP riders...karma will get you when you pick up the paddle, haha!
The new Kings Beach skatepark is a rad addition to the beachfront. Every time I drive past it there's ou's using it, which is kiff. Weekends look like organised chaos with all the various discipline vying for space. Bikers, skaters, inliners, and the odd toddler on their push-bikes!
Check out Richard Pearce's shots from the weekend....