Yss, kiff waves most of the week. But let's start at the beginning:
The week started off with some serious beasterly easterlies. The pomping wind meant there were some onshore chunks at Humewood. Carpark John is a frothing grom at the best of times, and he ended up with plenty of froth to play with. Big chunks of the stuff were blowing down the beach like candy-floss soccer balls.
Bit of a sideshow drama in between crunchy bombs, when a bodyboarder lightie came flying out the surf tripping over his flippers in the process. Turned out he's spotted a skabanga making off with his backpack (and R6k phone) and gave chase. No luck, so John called his phone in the hope the muppet who stole it might answer and maybe we could negotiate buying it back. No answer - but not before John left a message on the voicemail vloeking the thief in his moer! About 30 min later the lightie came back to say a passer-by had spotted the scumbag running off with the bag and yelled at him and he dropped it, so he ended up getting his stuff back. Lucky.
Moral of the story. Don't leave your stuff on the beach, and if you do, then try put it right in the middle of the beach where everyone can see it. If it's up against a wall or near an access point it's too easy to grab & go. And definitely leave the phone at home.
The persistent east can make ou's go a bit mal. Ryan Allen was in serious need of a barrel - so in the absence of any waves he decided to make his own one. Threw in a WWII gas mask just for fun.
Gotto love a photo bomber. Normally it's Kye McGregor wangling his way into everyone's shots, but this time it was this ou decided to lift his leg whilst Emma Smith smiled for the camera with her u20 SA Champs trophy.
This was the week that delivered the typical September cut-off low, sneaking in just before the end of the month. Rained cats and dogs, and there were ducks on the Boardwalk. Enough water on the roads to stoke out the 4x4 owners who could hit the puddles with glee.
Thankfully wind guru got the wind forecasts a bit off, which meant most mornings delivered some kiff easterly waves in glassy conditions. Humewood was the pick of the bunch all week. Good to see it starting to come back to life. Now if only we could get more sand back to make it break in the west swells too.
Check Latest Shots for all the pic's.
Watch out for the gnarly lil reef that's been exposed in the middle of the beach - right about where you normally prone in after a wave. Perfect positioned to take a fin off, or cut a toe. Double points if you manage to do both.
Such a memorable week for EP Surfing - the lighties got their new EP blazers awarded to them at a function at the Boardwalk. Props to the Boardwalk for coming on board and sponsoring our Junior team and re-igniting the proud tradition of an EP team being kitted out with blazers. Thanks to Brett Hoppe from the Boardwalk for making it happen. Give the ou a few waves in thanks next time you see him in the water.
Check out the full story on the blazer handover and all the shots here.
Good timing for the east swell, cos the groms at the Billabong Junior Series finale at Seals were only too amped to have some super contestable waves for the event.
Will get the full comp wrap and results up soon.
Gonna make a tenious connection and credit local surfer and funny-man Gino Fabbri with the Boks beating the Kiwi's. He was up on Joburg making Bok captain Jean de Villiers laugh - so reckon that's why we won the game. Flipping awesome game of rugby too. Thanks Gino!
A surfer in your life having a birthday soon? Well, think this would be the cake and cookies that would make 'em smile. Malcolm Bailes making sure his grom grows up to be a surfer like his old man!