Winter finally arrived - and so did the swell. Saturday was the pick of the bunch, with solid lines pouring into the bay, and further up the coast. The JBU Super trial went off in epic conditions, with some of the top surfers in the country going to town on the big walls. JBay local Steve Sawyer grabbed the win - and the wildcard. Remi Peterson hooked the barrel of the day. Check out the full wrap & results here
Whilst Jbay was firing, so was the rest of the coast. Things were a bit wild n woolly at the end of the road. Heaving mountains of water blasting past the point, with some peaks twisting in around the corner amongst the jumble. Plenty of takers in the moving mayhem, and some solid sets ridden.
Even PE had some waves, although they were pretty windy to start with. The gale-force west ripped through the line-up's for most of the day. Although the late dusk sesh saw things clean up a wee bit.
Not to be outdone by the fact that the surf was cooking back home, ex-PE local Aron Simmons took to the shorey in Thailand to get wet. Nothing wrong with 30C cover-up's.....
Kiff to see local surfers being shot by local photags getting some wall-time. Alex van Rijswijck is now hanging in the Billabong store at Baywest Mall. Nice snap by Grant Beck.
The JBU Super trail presented by RVCA wasn't only about cooking barrels. Those that were kak on the day also got a special trophy to honour their (non) achievements. Check out the Comps blog to see which lucky ou has a new loo-seat. Faye seeing the funny side!
In case you were wondering why it was vrek-cold over the weekend. Here's your answer. Plenty of snow inland.
Earlier in the week, whilst things were still toasty and the sun was still blazing, Shayne McGee spotted this dude chilling on the deck at Supers with his squid lid. Apparently the ou sat with it on for over 3 hours. Gotto respect rubber-heads for their commitment!
Having decided that leopard print slops are not enough to woo the chicks, CarPark John has now resorted to the age-old chick magnet of puppies. Not sure if he managed to score some numbers whilst rocking this cute lil guy.
So that wraps up the week - sunny, hot and dead flat for 5 days, and freezing cold, blustery and cooking for two (Sunday was throwing out some monster peaks groomed by the onshore that was offshore on that side, if you knew where to look).