Geeesh, this flat spell is seriously doing my head in. Things are pretty dire when you get in at Millers when it's 6 inches and onshore - and you still count that as your "surf" for the week.
We've all just had to seriously downgrade our standards as to what we qualify as surfable. 2 years ago you would never stand a chance in getting me out in the conditions I surf today. Desperation is a horrible thing. But hey, if you don't set your sights significantly lower than normal, you just won't be getting in the water.
I mean, I might even have to consider surfing at Pipe one day!? Nah, on 2nd thoughts, I'd rather just take up knitting! Sorry Pipe regulars, know you love your wave - but I just don't do crowds. Although i have heard the banks there are pretty stellar at the moment cos of the sand that was pushed in a coupla weeks back. Now if only some solid groundswell would sneak around the corner and light it up....
The Durban okes have just had a 2 week surf glut thanks to the cyclone just hanging around offshore. Pity it didn't find it's way down to us. Nothing wrong with some long period groundswell from the east. Remember about 5-6 years ago when the pier still had sand - there was a straight week of solid east groundswell - everyone was in heaven.
It was also the first time that I learnt not to paddle too close to the pier if you're paddling out from the Hobie side. Nasty current pulls you straight through the damn thing when you're about halfway out - thankfully avoided getting ground up on the barnacles. Just made as if I was meant to paddle through the pylons!
At least there's maybe a bit of swell for the weekend. Not much, but at least beats the lil stuff we've had so far. Just hope the winds play ball. PE's infamous for chucking up an east every time there's a hint of a wave.