Big news of the week was EP winning the SA Longboard Champs. Not just winning mind you - giving those WP and KZN crews a lekker snotklap in the process. Local is just so lekker! Also hooked eight division titles as well. Check out all the results and the shots here.
The event ran in some epic surf, and despite all the great surfing there were some pretty comic moments as well. Craig Cuff provided one such rib-tickler with his visit to the Seals punctuation mark (aka Full Stop). Craig talks us through the "ah kak, why is this happening to me" moment...
"I was sneaking past Full Stop (or so I thought), when all of a sardine I was bouncing on my bum. I managed to stop myself, reel my board in and stand up (on dry rock). That baby even claimed a seasoned vet like me. Too funny!"
A picture says a thousand words. Spotted during the comp arvo by Andre du Plessis - Captain Kai’ Linder, Tym Kanigowski (who had just won his legend’s event) and Andrew Goodman (Surf Camp SA) spotted watching the longboard champs from a very appropriately named house!
Plenty of wildlife out at the second most southerly tip of Africa as usual. Thankfully just the friendly kind was around. You got to surf with dolphins, penguins and gulls. And brave ou's in boardies. And a dead ou? Peter Coffey apparently spotted a lekker crayfish mid-heat and went looking for it.
Shots by Robbie Irlam & Clive Wright.
Plenty of waves all round for the long weekend, so if you didn't get wet give yourself a kick in the pants. Cos really - how often does PE get fun surf for 3 days in a row with favourable winds? Make it count when it does. Too busy surfing to get any shots of the bay. Oops.
Things looking pretty decent for later this week too, so have the sick notes ready, and clear those diaries. Wondering how many other peeps consider Windfinder and Surfline as their diary? First thing you should check before scheduling any appointments or meetings!
The Big Wave awards happened on 1st May - biggest tube goes to Mahati Drollet, biggest wave to Sebastian Streutner and biggest paddle-in to Jamie Mitchell.
Some fresh reads hitting the shelves. New Zag is out (with a free lolly - go figure?) and the Boardtalk should be out soon. Buy em. Read em. Let print never die.