A week of lekker weather (other than the Public holiday) and some small surf here and there. Kiff clean conditions over the weekend. Super clear water too. Pity that it had a bit of a stench to it on Sunday thanks to the pump station near Avo's that's poked. Good news is they are fixing it. Soon. Hopefully.
Still lots of sand around (and still in all the wrong places at Millers). The shorey at Pipe is kinda mean at the moment thanks to the banks, and Rusty Venter got taught a maths lesson - finding out about division the hard way. Never nice to get 2 shortboards for the price of one. Credit to the kid for managing a grin.
Youth Day on Tuesday saw the weather go from "lekker calm, bright, sunny day on the beach" to "blown in your moer with hailstones and rain" in the blink of an eye. Some unhappy looking ou's turning their walk along the boardwalk into a sprint back to the car.
Nothing get's the heart beating quite like spotting a fin. And no doubt this one captured by Robbie Irlam would be enough to make it pump custard. Luckily it was the friendly variety, and belonged to a whale.
Which is probably what the ou's in the shark cage below wished was poking it's head in as opposed to Mr White. Rule #1, never turn your back on these boys, they aren't apex predators for nothing. Gotto love how the ou reckon's it's a good idea to try give it a lil nudge out with his bootie. How to lose a foot real quick!
A pod of dolphins took up temporary residency at Millers for about 4 hours the week before last. The brave ou that swam out in his under-rods to get some shots of them on his GoPro was Vincent de Haan. He tunes " I just stripped down and asked 2 grannies collecting shells to watch my bag and just went for it!" Definitely worth the effort to get shots like this!
Owen Wright was in sublime form at the Fiji Pro, all his stars aligned and he was making unmake-able pits. He got a perfect heat score in the final, as well as earlier on in the event. Not to be outdone, WSL commentator Strider (whose surname no-one can pronounce) Wasilewski decided to get a quick surf in whilst on the job, and must be the first dude to ever commentate from inside the barrel!?
A 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy each lost an arm within 90 minutes of each other in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach last week. A teenage girl was attacked first, and as medical responders were still tending to her, the boy was attacked. Shew, heavy.
St Francis local Richard Arderne found this beaut in an old photo album. Musta been epic to surf Bruce's back in the day when there was ton's of sand there thanks to the big dunes at Santareme. Pity nowadays there's just houses there instead.
Anyone who's surfs JBay regularly will be familiar with resident photag Robbie Irlam (Supertubes Surf Photography). Robbie's out there most days snapping away, and pretty cool to see a great shot of his of Dylan Lightfoot in the latest Zigzag. Also getting into the mag was Kody McGregor, with his first centre-spread pullout poster, of JBay local Joshe Faulker. Nice one!
Another reminder about the Something Good Surf Classic coming up this weekend (27 June). Get those entries in asap -you can find all the deets here:
And check out the kiff line-up to keep you entertained after dark!
Scored an invite to the opening night of the new Imax at Baywest Mall. It does lekker and loud in a big way! The seri-ass screen is 3 storeys high, imagine how epic it's gonna be to watch a surf flick on that thing!? I did a quick google and it seems like the remake of Point Break will be released in an Imax format - so hope we get it in PE. The trailer looks flipping schweet, with tons of extreme sport action including massive Chopes.
It is always better on the big screen! #IMAXPE
The sun set on Sunday on the shortest day of the year. Summer is officially on the way. Your chances of scoring a quick after work sesh have now officially started to improve thanks to the day's getting longer.