Yoh, the serious dry spell continues. Bogger all in the bay - besides being plenty elsewhere. Vic Bay looked peachy for the annual Vic Bay Quad. The Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders hooked a 2nd possie with JBay's Joshe Faulkner grabbing the men's Open title.
Those that drove to the end of the rode got a couple to make the petrol money worthwhile.
And if you went East - well - that always delivers doesn't it!?
And if you went North? Well - that delivered even more. My second home was firing. Trying to work out why I'm sitting staring at flat ocean here instead of being there!
Much as we mumble when it's flat, our beachfront on both sides of Cape Recife always do deliver so much more than surf. So privileged to have some beautiful coastline to enjoy.
Unfortunately sometimes beach walks mean finding the fall-out of our litter problems. Like this poor lil shark who was likely spotted and unwrapped from a tangle of fishing line. Well done to the rescuers.
Some East Cape representation at the ISA Wolrd longboard champs being held in France. Loggers Alfonso Peters and Crystal Hulett flying the flag for us. Conditions been looking like a kak day at Pipe, so guessing they must feel right at home! Good luck guys!
Big Dave is over visiting family in the UK - but once a surf shop owner always a surf shop owner - meaning even when you on holiday you like to go check out the local industry.
Ex-St Francis locals Brad & Hannah Beck are still travelling the world surfing - and were lucky to score some epic right hand sand points in Mexico recently. Flip, imagine if we could have one of these tucked into the corner somewhere on the wild side....
Or else we just need a time machine to scoot back about 60 years - cos imagine the waves these guys were seeing reel off at Hummies back in the 60's. Brooke's Hill caravan park was certainly the spot to pull up your van if you wanted to score some surf.
Winter time means aloes. And should mean waves. Please can someone ask the aloes to send a message to the waves and tell em they better pitch up soon!
The Tuna Classic was held last week, with it's traditional send off from Hobie Beach. The fishermen were luckier than the surfers - as at least there were some fish about.
Not too much on the charts for this week, so just keep the faith - the waves have to arrive eventually!
Back in the 'hood after 2 months in Maldives. Gonna take some getting used to chilly water and wetsuits again, eish! But at least MillersLocal will get back to having it's regular blog posts and updates again. Sorry for the temporary hiatus. But I kinda liked having floating unicorns and flamingo's as my front yard for a while. And the odd wave of course....
Some winter swell pulled in last week, and pretty much everywhere had waves.
Of course JBay was off it's pip. Some serious sized walls and some serious sized shacks.
Then of the course the not-so-secret -but-still-secret spots were also happening.
Didn't matter too much if you weren't into catching some waves, there were plenty of lekker days to be walking along the beach instead.
Congrats to the Nelson Mandela Bay Surfing team for taking the SA Longboard title at the recent SA Champs at Seals. PE's Michelle van Kempen won the Senior Ladies title, which was her 10th South African Surfing title. Not too shabby!
PE's stylish logger Alfonso Peters has been chosen to represent the SA team at the World Champs coming up in France. Relic hosted a fundraiser for Fonzi. last week, and will be leaving the lucky draw open until Friday this week tune them if you'd like to buy a ticket and help Alfonso raise some bucks. Tickets are R2OO each, allowing you to sign Fonzis board and stand a chance to win one of 6 awesome hampers from RYD, DC, Relic, St Francis Breweries, Hurricane and more. For tickets - you can buy at the shop if you'd like to sign Fonzi's board, or contact Debbie at the shop on 083 260 7264 for bank deets, or drop em a msg via facebook.
Speaking of Relic - the guys have some kiff new wax in stock if you looking for some eco friendly grip. 80 rond gets you a block.
Flying back from Maldives and scrolling through the sports channels on Emirates and guess what - there was good 'ol PE at 10 000ft above sea level. They were showing the City Surf Series, which featured the Nelson Mandela Bay comp, which miraculously had even had some waves.
Not a hellava lot happening as far as surf this week, so you'll have to spend the odd buck on fuel to go searching. There are nuggets to be found slightly off the beaten track.
Otherwise there's always the sunsets to watch...