Winter can still pull 'em out the bag - and it did just that for the final day of the Women's Corona Open at JBay, with the ladies scoring cooooking surf. Steph took the win over Lakey, with the dolphins sneaking a 3rd spot.
If you didn't wanna watch the chick's final, you could of course have hooked some smokers at Point instead.
Still some legends hanging about as part of the pro-circus, and SA surfings elder statesman Shaun Tomson gave a chat to the locals. Such an interesting guy, with real insight into the world of pro surfing, having been there, done that, and got the Tshirt.
He also took time out to visit the penguins at Cape Recife!
Heading further around the wild side, some consternation about the sand mining at Schoenies being given the go-ahead. Local company Glendore Sand will be permitted to mine a sand-dune just off the back of Schoenies, which obviously the locals, and most other peeps, think is a kak idea.
IN between everyone getting barreled in the surf, the gulls decided to get in on the action as well. Random seagull fact: Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which is specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.
The Minhetti hotel just past Schoenies finally bit the dust after lying vacant for many years. Always sad to see a landmark go. This well-known hotel has operated under numerous names over its life. Amongst its guises was a naval training base during WW2. For some unknown reason, the hotel never attracted sufficient clientele to be able to be financially viable. Nevertheless, it is an icon for many of the older generation who would attend functions there
With all the action in the water with the pro surfers in town, there were those who were determined to get the shot. Some more so than others....
What's a week without the beautiful African sunrises and sunsets...
It's usually the waves to the west that get the glory, but don;t forget if you drive east you'll find some nuggets as well. This shot is not where you think either. A town more renowned for New Years than waves...