The week started off slow, with a few days of waves here and there, but improved on the weekend with some good southerly swell. Thankfully the water has warmed up compared to previous weeks so you can even get away with a 3/2 fairly comfortably for now.
You can check out shots from Humewood on Tuesday here, and Pipe on Thursday here.
Had an interesting looking ship and it's cargo hanging out just off North End for the week. The Hua Hai Long is transporting a fish farm from China to Norway. Ironic that it was anchored nearby one of the proposed fish farm locations for the bay.
The cage has been built using the same technology as North Sea oil rigs, and has been designed to withstand the hectic conditions of the very exposed North Sea. It will be submerged up to the top ring. Chinese have this thing waxed - pillage the oceans with their fishing fleets so they get to sell their fish farming cages to countries where the fish have run out??
What does your name say about you? I cannot think of anyone who epitomizes their name better than local surfer Star Campbell Douglas. Bright and sparkly just like a star! The happiest, smiley'est person you'll ever meet in the line-up.
If you have a boggered up old board in serious need of a new lease on life then tune the guys at Surf Centre Humewood. They've been working some miracles lately on some stuffed up old sticks.
The Cobbles Classic is coming up towards the end of Sept, so get those entries in. There are divisions to accommodate everyone, whether you're a serious competitive surfer or you just wanna go and have a paddle with only a few peeps in the line-up.
The usual array of lekker sunrises and sunsets during the week. Wondering if the sunrise shots are gonna get less frequent now that summer approaches and the sun wakes up earlier!
Stoked to have two articles I wrote featuring in the August edition of the Australian Surfing Life magazine. Did have to un-slang them a bit! Have a penchant for using Saffa speak rather liberally when I write. The Aussie editor was fascinated to finally found out what "Lekker" meant! Said he hears it from Ex-South Africans over there all the time, but never knew what it meant til now.
You may have spotted some rad lil stickers about lately. Local graphic designer and surfer Andre Clarke whipped up some for the Pipe Crew. So if you really wanna cement your possie as a local of note then get hold of Mervyn Goddard to find out how you can lay your hands on a few.
Also kiff to see shots taken from the line-up looking back to shore. The view from Millers will be changing fairly soon as building of the new apartment block between Berkely Court and The Seagulls has commenced, so that gap you see at the nose of the board will soon be filled up.
Some southerly swell cropped up on the weekend, so those that drove west were richly rewarded.
Seems that sharks aren't the only locals you have to watch out for at Supers. It appears that the oyster catchers are quite hectic too!
Lekker to see JBay photag Robbie Irlam get some reward for all his hours standing on the beach snapping shots. He takes out the win in this months Zigzag Shot Bru comp.
Not much swell on the forecasts - so catch up on some work or studying! Bit of a blip for the weekend again maybe.