Tough being a surfer in the bay in summer. A week of howling east which finally swung to west - giving a lekker morning of surf, but by lunch time the west was pomping near gale force. Not called the windy city for nothing. Urban legend says all the months that end in "...er" are really windy in PE. Seems to be holding true to form at the moment...
Humewood dished up some dredging barrels, claiming 2 boards and a fin in the process. Plenty of deep one's that were makeable, whilst others lurched up on the sand bank sending their would-be occupants flying.
You can check the shots out here.
The Hobie Beach sand artists have relocated to Pipe, so pop em a coin or two if you dig their stuff. They're on the money with this one....
No more news on what's happening re the fish farm, other than there were apparently 120 formal appeals to the Minister, which is a great response from the PE community. Whether or not the department takes heed of them or not is another story. If you'd like to lodge your objection to the fish farm, you can sign the petition here: http://www.stoppefishfarm.co.za/
There are over 7000 signatures so far, so go add your name to the list.
Drones are great. But sometimes they show stuff we'd rather be oblivious too. Like this screengrab from a video of Cape Town showing a coupla finned friends right in the line-up. So keep those feet up......
PA mini-grom Kye McGregor gets a kiff shot and write-up in the latest Zag in their Upstart feature. The lightie froths so hard you'd be forgiven for thinking the kid had rabies. So truly stoked on surfing and all things surf. Lekker.
Adding to the local EC representation in the mag is ex Seals local and now Mentawaii local Stan Badger. He's been surf guiding in the islands for the last coupla years, and is well known in the charter business over there as one of the best guides around. He chats to Zag about going troppo.
Seals local Faye Zoetmulder is over in Peru for the World Games. JBay's Etienne Venter and PE's Johnny Bakker make up the rest of the EC contingent. It's the 50th World Surfing Games, and is being held at Punta Roca, a classic point break. Over 25 countries from all corners of the planet and more than 150 men and women surfers take part in the event. Even the UAE (Dubai) has a representative this year!
Some more of our local surfers are over in Portugal at the moment for the ASP Junior World Champs. JBay lighties Dylan Lightfoot, Matt McGillivray, Emma & Gina Smith and Joshe Faulkner. Good luck kids!
This has to rate as one of the more epic garden sculptures you could have in your driveway! Ex-PE local from many moons ago, Lance Pearson, made this rad surf beast on his aussie property. Have to love the guitar for a spine! Lance works for Hanalei Fin Systems, which makes some really awesome fins - which hopefully will be available in SA soon.
Those who surf the Point in Jbay will be stoked to know there are some new showers in the car park. Thanks to the Supertubes Foundation for getting them up.
Warwick from Coffee's Up is pimping out his caravan. It now has a rocking sound system, complete with uniquely South African anti-theft mechanism. Hanging in the Pipe car park just keeps getting better.
King of Cobbles Dean Simpson keeps adding kiff retro shapes to his quiver. Here's a 6ft single fin that will soon be gracing the local line-ups.