The winter swell machine was still going full ball last week. JBay was the place to be as usual, as handled the heavy winds that battered the coast. Rumour has it that both Twiggy Baker and Remi Peterson caught waves from Supers all the way through to Point. That's a kilometre long ride. Ou's must have legs of steel!
PE surfers had to cry into their coffee as they watched Thursday solid swell get decimated by the cross chop, rendering it basically unsurfable. There were those that tried. Guys reckoned the chop was so big you had to duckdive it! Such a pity as there were some really great lines pulling through. The torment of being a bay surfer.
Friday was International Surfing Day - which woulda been a good one. If it hadn't been for the wind. Again. Common theme this is. Still, a nice lil rainbow pitched up mid-arvo to highlight the pot of gold at the end of it - a solid set at Avo's.
Wish we'd get a visit from the Sand Fairy so that all our low tide spots can come back to life. Can't remember when Humewood, Pier and Avo's broke properly.
West of the bay's been pumping all week. The locals were stoked about a service delivery protest that threatened to block off entry over the weekend - so they had some great waves to themselves without the usual influx of townies.
Mike Hill has a sketchy back at the moment, so is resigned to swimming instead of surfing. Scored a great shot of Dane Staples - who's normally on the other side of the lens.
Sunday closed out with another spectacular sunset. Cape Town can keep their mountain and Joburg can keep their money. There's no place like home.....