Yoh. Now THAT was a decent swell!! The surf this weekend was certifiably off it's pip. Big fat-ass 18 second groundswell, that actually arrived instead of doing a mysto on us. Saturday was big but a little dis-organised, although improved later in the day, and Sunday was just really clean lines, despite dropping off quite a bit in size.
Hopefully everyone got wet - cos shew, if you didn't, you gonna be suffering from seri-aas "I missed it" blues.
On Saturday Millers was one of the few spots working, as the other spots were either maxing out, entailed a hell paddle or had a hell rip. Take your pick. Plenty of runners all the way down to Hobie Beach.
Crowds were thick. Which meant a few "shared" waves. You know it's a hectic day when even the palm tree drops in on you....
But when you did finally manage to hook one unmolested it was worth the wait.
Out west was mostly too big. JBay was heavy and only the brave paddled out. Seals was outta control, although the kiteboarders had a go, and the famous secret-not-so-secret spot nearby was going off. Even a novelty wave up the point lit up. The ghost of 69's came back just to remind us not to build harbours on good surf spots....
If you kept heading west Keurbooms was doing it's Puerto Escondido impersonation.
The Cobbles Classic, the retro single fin logging comp, was held this weekend - in some hectically challenging conditions. Full respect to anyone paddling out in that on a huge log with no leash. Crystal Hulett and Dean Simpson took the honours - full wrap and shots to follow later.
Last week was all about the weekends swell, but guess we better add a coupla pic's of what else went down during the week!
Congrats to Ryan Anderson on the opening of his new surf store down in Baakens Valley, called Relic. It's an Authentic Ocean Store, so pop in and check out the cool stuff in stock. Also lotsa #localislekker goods so please check em out and support local. Cos made in SA rocks. And made in the Eastern Cape rocks even more.
(Shop 2 Old Valley Trucks Building, Lower Valley Road)
Then just the usual pretty things we see along the beach every week - rainbows, sunsets, sunrises etc.
Let's hope winter decides to hang around a bit longer and throw some more swells like that at us. Cos let's be honest. Purple People Eaters are beautiful things!!