Looking back on the week that was. Coupla fun days to get wet on, some better than others, but definitely the chance to get your glide on.
Water is pretty warm, to the point you'd be happy in a 2mm out there. Boardies if you very brave! Mia Baard was on the nose at Millers in her new Billabong capsule. The new Billabong range has some lekker prints. Always fun to be in something other than black!
Guys who drove round the corner also snagged a few slabs. There are always some diamonds in the rough round that way for those dedicated to the hunt.
And if driving isn't your thing you can always just walk down the beach and get shacked there instead.
The Pearson surf team came out on top against their Parel Vallei High rivals in a derby surf comp at Pipe on Friday.
There was an unusual competitor who was keen to get in on the action, but he couldn't decide whether he was a regular footer or a goofy so ended up just hanging in the shorey instead.
Shane Pyke had a lil a;altercation with him at Millers earlier that arvo. The tuxedo'd torpedo was swimming all around the surfers and under their boards, so Shane decided to splash some water at him as he came up nearby. Mr Penguin took great offence and proceeded to dive down and nip Shane on the ankle! So moral of the story - don't p*ss off the penguin!
The whales are around at the moment so keep your eye's peeled. Most of the time once you grab your camera to shoot them they disappear, but sometimes you can strike it lucky like Heather did here.
Unfortunately one washed up on Kabeljouws beach just down from JBay, and had to be euthenized (plainly put, it was blown up with dynamite). Remains were then removed from the beach. Whale blubber acts like the smell of freshly baked bread to finned friends, so it's a good thing this guy was removed from the area.
Chopes is the next World Surf League comp, and they are running a trials just before the main event to get some wildcards. The swell was pomping so they called the trials off and let a free surf go down. Should be a kiff comp if they get conditions like this.
Bit of a neither here nor there week with nothing much on the charts. Chances to get wet nonetheless. Make the most of it.