Waves!! Decent waves actually. A solid long period ground swell made it's way along the Eastern Cape coast and managed to find it's way into the bay. Tuesday was the day. You could pretty much take your pick of the spots as everywhere had surf.
JBay was solid. Like solid enough to give you a snotklap if you wiped out. Pretty sure everyone was stoked to get their sinuses cleared again. Hard to get a good rinsing when you don;t even get your hair wet in a surf - which pretty much described last week's efforts.
The Ironman came to town for the weekend so it would have been a bonus for all those living down in Humewood & Summerstrand to score uncrowded surf cos of all the road closures - but unfortunately Sunday dawned super teeny. Wildside looked good - but you would have to hike in to surf it. At least lekker conditions for the guys to race in.
Waves everywhere this week - Seals local Brad Beck hooked some kiff lefts over in Sumba, Indonesia. A nice change to get barreled after a year of nose riding in Mexico.
Really sad to have 2 dead dolphins wash ashore this week - one at Cape Recife and the other at Pipe. Bayworld will be doing a necropsy on the bottlenose which washed up at Pipe. What is worrying is it had a rope around it's tail. It is thought that the dolphin at Cape Recife may have been one of those rescued earlier in the week from Woody Cape.
For all those fans of CarPark John amber ale - you can now get it in cans. The legend not only lives on - but grows! Remember if you see CarPark John hanging about the boardwalk - drag him out for a surf with you. Ballie needs a bit of motivation these days.
Great surf for the Buffalo City Pro in Slummies over the weekend. Nahoon cooked, and the surfing cooked with it. Dale Staples took the win from Matt McGillivray in the final, and St Francis's Michael Hill won the longboards. East Cape continues to represent.
And just in case you thought the waves would overshadow the sunrise/sunset situation - nup - they still delivered.
Charts look like some surf this week - so watch the wind and be on it.