It's a slow, slow summer so far. Maybe we need a mass board burning to switch the wave machine back on? Always just seems so ironic that one has to waste all the warm water, perfect weather and time off. Why can't we just get swell in summer too? It doesn't seem fair!
Summer means plenty of east, which means a churned up bay and murky water. Unfortunately this brings the boys with fins close to shore. Last Wednesday saw the beaches cleared from Anne's to Main Beach as a rather large fin, no doubt attached to an equally large shark...with similarly large teeth...cruised the lineup looking for a snack.
Pity that it happened to coincide with the first day of west winds in weeks, coupled with some fun east swell peaks. No matter how desperate I get for waves, nothing will get me in the water at Anne's straight after an east. It's Shark Central! Plenty of shark fishing records have been caught here, so if that's not enough evidence for you, not sure what is! It's one of the few places where I'll start paddling from knee deep water, just to get my feet off the bottom...
Plenty of finned friends around at the moment with about 35 being caught (and released!) in and around the Krom mouth last week, including a 160kg monster. Legit, I saw the pic. Scary. You'd paddle very, very quickly if you spotted this fellow - based on the photo I'd say he has some bad dental issues!
On the subject of water creatures we aren't mad about, the out of town kiteboarders have been causing some havoc at Seals lately. Rumour has it there was an altercation in the water last week when a visiting kiteboarder left his manners at home and went flying through the pack of the surfers. He ignored some polite requests to move off, so one of the locals had to show him some good ol East Cape hospitality to help him get the picture.
Those ou's are either just muppets or plain clueless, or maybe both. Either way, nothing against kiteboarders in general, provided they keep to themselves. No-one's mad keen on getting sliced and diced by a super sharp kiteboard rail or guillotined by a kite string.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas, and that maybe the waves we were meant to get as Christmas presents are just stuck in the typically inefficient SA postal system and will arrive right after New Year.