The week started with a whimper, went to a whoosh and then ended off with a whump. The two week flat spell extended into the start of the week with a few scratchy waves here and there. Mid-week saw the wind-gods decide to test their lungs and over 100km/h wind speeds were recorded at the airport. But at least the pomping wind brought some pomping surf, and the weekend saw some lekker waves smack the coast.
Millers had a few although crowds were thick and many forgetting their manners. Seems to be a problem everywhere these days. Pity, as a few selfish individuals can ruin an otherwise fun sesh. Remember - don't be a doos, be lekker!
Back of Pipe was good, as was Rincon. Out West was pretty solid.
So was the Far East. JBay photag has swopped his usual right point break for another just down the coast. Far less crowds at this one, unless you count the cows.
During the week there were a few surfable days, some better than others.
The mid week winds whipped up the sea into a rather unpleasant state. Saw a lil skiboat get caught out by the "15 knots one minute 45 knots the next" gig, and have to come right off the back-line just to try eke some wind protection for the trip back to the harbour.
Local surfer and entertainer Gino Fabbri has launched his own coffee brand, so pull into the Spar to grab your #localislekker mix.
Rule #1 is don't leave your surfboard in the care of your mates. Merv made the mistake of leaving his board at the surf shop, so Chris decided to put it up for sale for just R500, and included Merv's phone number for good measure. Needless to say some time was spent deflecting the many inquiries!
JBay kneelo and artists Stevo is enjoying G-Land at the moment, having bene there for the past few weeks. Besides getting barreled off his pip in boardies, he is also having to learn to paint lefts instead of rights!
Wild West out there at the moment. Local JBay Photag Phil Craig got mugged on the beach with a bunch of mullets trying to nick his camera equipment. Crazy times.
Winter is well known for it's awesome sunrises and sunsets so here's a selection taken in the bay this week:
Charts look fairly average for the week, but there should be an opportunity to get wet. Get out there and enjoy!