Another pretty quite week as far as surf goes. You had to scratch about for surf in the bay, but if you had some petrol in the tank you coulda found a few fun lil waves here and there.
Wind was seri-ass over the weekend, and the guys in the Billabong Interclub Challenge out at Kitchen's probably wished they had straps on their boards just so they could stay attached to them in the chop.
Local East Cape teams dominated, with Seal Point Boardriders taking out the win over PE club CYOH. JBay Boardriders were 3rd and JBU 4th. That can only mean good things ahead for EP surfing this year. Lekker.
When the wind died down there was an impressive display of syncronised surfing from Frankie and Dave at Supers - caught on camera by Robbie Irlam. Dave apparently owe's a few ou's waves after that sesh. Maybe he was playing the sympathy card after looking a bit like the walking wounded out there - bandages on his foot and elbow.
Speaking of big guys in the surf....how this ou spotted on the beach in Moz recently. Don't think anyone would drop in on him? Turns out hippo's like a wave or two. Hippopotamus is derived from the Greek word meaning "river horse". The Afrikaans name for the hippo, "Seekoei" (Sea Cow) is probably spot on. It makes even more sense why they're such water babies once you realise that despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoise, etc.).
Whilst most of the world's top surfers are crowd dodging on the Gold Coast, Kelly was playing in the Pro-am at Pebble Beach....and got a 4th possie overall. Not too shabby. Is there another career beckoning on the golf course after he finally retires from pro surfing? He's now brand ambassador for Puma's golf range.
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior will be on our shores this week, so make a plan to get down to a beach or harbour near you to check it out. It'll be at Seals on Thursday at 17h30, and at the PE harbour on Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. The Rainbow Warrior is in the country to promote awareness of renewable energy as an option for the country.
Ever walked across something so hot you've gone "Wonder if I could fry an egg on that?" Pretty much what happened on our recent trip to Indo. The heli-deck was blistering one day and decided to find out if indeed I could fry an egg on it. Turned out it actually worked (after a while).