Coupla fun days to be had. Weather continues to improve as summer approaches and the waters warming up. Earlier sunrises and later sunsets mean those stuck in the 9-5 grind can stand getting a few waves during the week. Life is good!
Plenty of wildlife action again this week. Lots of dolphins about, and a good number of whales as well. Spring has well and truly sprung.
Unfortunately a few dead whales about as well. Big guy on the beach at Cape Recife means better to give surfing at Cobbles a skip for the time being. That whale juice will be leaking out into the sea and all the finned locals will be pulling in as if MacDonald's were offering free burgers.
Also a dead whale off Seal Point during the week, which was towed out to sea, and a few Great Whites tagged along for the ride, so warnings were issued to rather give dipping your toes in the water a miss.
SAMREC hosted an African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday with a Penguin Waddle between their possie at Cape Recife all along the beach to Something Good. A bunch of the tuxedo'd dudes got released back into the sea at Pollock after completing their stint of rehab.
New addition to The Boardroom sees a table tennis table enter the mix. Perfect way to spend the flat days. Turns out CarPark John is a bit of a dark horse on the table - rumour has it he used to play league table tennis back in the day. So careful if he challenges you to a game....
When Deno is playing table tennis he is busy creating some new flying machines. Literally. R&D phase for a foil board. Watch this space.
Well done to Ed Hallam for spotting a forlorn looking GoPro lying in the rock pools at Black Bottoms. After giving it a clean he managed to get it powered up and found a selfie of the owner. Thanks to Facebook he was quickly identified and will be reunited with his wandering camera.
Something you hear a lot is "Remember how good Fence was back in the day!" Besides the wave being heaps better back then, it was also a helluva lot easier to access. Quick drive into the harbour and right to the end of the breakwater. Park your cabbie and wish your radio/tape deck good luck (and pray it was still there on your return) and a short hop straight over the wall, and down the dolosse and you were in the line-up. Too easy.
Ever been tempted to cut off the extra thread on your wettie seams? Don't! Those dangly threads are intentional. Here's why. Neoprene stretches, especially when tugging on ya suit to put it on. Those extended loose ends allow for play in the stitching when this happens. Not exactly fashionable know, but very practical. Cut em off - and you could end up with your seam unraveling. So leave em alone. Betcha didn't know that, cos I sure didn't. I just thought their needlework was as kak as mine!
Stoked to be heading north of the equator for a bit this week. Off to Maldives for a spot of sailing and surfing. Hopefully a coupla waves about, as despite being at the tail end of the surf season there's always something fun to ride - with the bonus of not many peeps about. And hard to beat crystal clear warm water!! Yeeeuw - cheers wettie!
Anyone keen to head over for some fun uncrowded waves in November give me a holler, got a charter available for 8 days from 9th Nov at a good price.