Everyone knows the age old adage - you buy a new board.....and the surf goes dead flat. Always happens, every time a coconut. All amped to try out your new stick, with it's fresh wax and new grip. But the ocean just won't co-operate.
Well, Garth took advantage of the Surf Centres great board deal (boards for R1999) and went and got himself a new 7ft8 Seaflight, perfect for Millers. He'd left his other mini-mal in Maldives on our last trip (we'd got sick of schlepping boards over every time - so we left a full boardbag over there. Now we can travel "lighter" - only one coffin bag instead of 2, together with an array of fishing rods/reels and equipment!)
He also picked up a classic Corky Carrol 7ft6 Surftech in JBay on Saturday, as it was a really good deal too. Plus Surftechs are the best travel boards out - they withstand being jumped on and abused by the airline's baggage handlers. Nothing worse that arriving at your destination, ready to hit the surf, to find that your board has got a monster gash in it. Harder for those ou's to kick the crap out of a Surftech than a normal board.
So that's 2 new boards in 2 days. Which means double whammy on the surf disappearing for this week!