Coupla random bits and pieces from the week. Good to see the whales are back in the bay at the moment. Chilling, bonking, having babies, who knows. But there sure are plenty of them. Lil dude pulled in just off the back of Millers on the weekend and did his best to act like a shark. Cruising about with his fin up. Had me fooled for a bit. Was about to reconsider my Millers solo sessions.
How's this for a cool idea to colour up your stick. Check out Casey's kiff Retro Electro CYOH board below. Nice huh, rad design. Guess what. It's a sticker! Just email your high res image to the dudes at DPi Sign Industries (Barry Heasley's company) and they'll do the rest. So for a hundred bucks you get a lekker sticker to plak onto your board. If you're ordering a CYOH board, then Casey can sort it for you, else get hold of DPi on 203 Walmer Boulevard 041 581 5131 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't foget you can demo the CYOH Surfboard Retro Electro and Big Foot models. Just tune Casey here.
Just like when a taxi cuts you off and you go "where'd you get your license, muppet!?" the same could be said for this ou. Boat driver at Chopes the day after the comp goes to drop off a client in the surf. But instead of dropping him in the channel like normal, he reckons, nah, small day....I'll just drive right up to the line-up. The ocean teaches you a lesson for such disrespect. Promptly threw up a nice 6ft west peak that he had made it over by the skin of his teeth. And then went home to change his underwear. Brian Bielmann got the shot. Pretty calm under fire - cos that thing mighta been rocketing straight back at him in the foam ball if it didn't make it over!
Weird board shapes are becoming more common, which is cool - cos must be kinda fun to ride something really different. Saw this guy out at Avo's during the week. Not too sure what you'd call this? Ironing board attacked by belt sander? Rode pretty good - he got some nice waves on it despite the chop.
Wes was spotted doing some tow-in skating down the boardwalk at Millers. He's obviously in training, as had had a surf that morning at avo's too. Definite points earned by towing your lady. Nice one!
Cool to see one of the original Millers locals back in the line-up after a long absence. I remember when I first started surfing Millers about 12 years ago, Wes and Nick were regular faces in the water. Wes went AWOL for many years - and turns out he went to the UK and became a para-bat in the British Army. Pretty damn cool. Jumping outta planes whilst ou's shoot at you! He's back here on holiday at the moment, and was out at Millers trying out his new Greg Smith stick he'd just collected. Looks good.