What a week!! Monday to Thursday were epic. Such good waves and even the wind didn't mess things up too much. All the spots in the bay fired. And then on the weekend you just had to drive round the corner to keep the wave glut coming.
Such good swell that there were enough kiff shots for a gallery by Friday already. Check out all the surf shots from last week here:
The waves were so good you actually didn't even need a wave to surf. You could just hop about between sets and keep yourself occupied!
It was cooking everywhere last week. Cloudbreak was firing, in what some reckon is the biggest it's been in over a decade. Or maybe ever. If you watch the video's it looks exactly like 'Chopes. Just remember it isn't!
Congrats to the Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders for taking the win at the 2018 Vic Bay Quad. Some solid surf pounding in to the lil bay had everyone on their toes. PE's Michelle von Kempen took the win in the Ladies, Etienne Potgieter won the Masters, and Clinton Fraser & Martin Hartslief got 3rd & 4th in the Grand Masters, with JBay's Joshe Faulkner 4th in the Open Mens.
When we say the swell was cooking everywhere last week, it applied quite literally at some places. Like Hawaii - where the erupting volcano has sent a smoking hot lava flow into the sea - new surf spot coming soon!?
"It was on fire" also applied to the sunrises and sunsets that graced the week.
In between all the surf and sky action, it's nice to take a quick time capsule back to the past, when Kings Beach used to extend literally right up to Beach Rd. That's the (in)famous Humewood Mansions in the pic.
If the bay is decent size then you know the wildside is pretty wild.
The surf was so good that the criminals decided they needed to steal a board - and skyfed this stick from a garage in Beverly Grove. So please keep your eyes open for it and snotklap the new "owner". If found/spotted please tune Surf Centre and they'll get it back to the real owner.
Looks like we might hook a bit more swell this week. So if you missed last weeks swell don't be dumb twice in a row!