You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd entered a time machine and had been propelled forward into summer - cos flip, the surf sure thinks it's summer. Great weather, no waves. Nada. None. Scratchy stuff. Wildside only, but the bay was flat. Of course if you went west or east, then you got some.
If you went north you got even more. Indo still going off it's pip. The shot below was snapped last week at a spot that was the first wave I ever surfed in Indo - admittedly when I surfed it it was nowhere like this! Tucked into a deep bay in the Telo islands it just sucks in south swell and fires.
Not to be outdone the Pacific ocean is also dealing out some solid swells. Filipe Toldeo is getting in some practice at Chopes and got dragged across the reef for his troubles!
With all the beaut weather about the photags have been shooting sunsets instead of surfing. Altho Luc seems to by chance catch a shot of the only wave that broke in the bay last week!
Shot to the DA Ward 2 peeps, who organise a monthly beach clean at Kings Beach. This past weekend they collected 220kg's of rubbish - that's awesome going. Well done. Everyone can make a difference if they just pick a few things up each time you go to the beach. Not hard - and a small price to pay to enjoy our beautiful coastline.
Despite Neptune seeming to forget it's winter, the aloes still know it is, and are still bight blazing red. Always sad when they start to fade, as we know our chances of decent surf fades with them as summer approaches.
Even if there aren't waves, it's still worth the effort to make the beach mission and just go for a walk instead. We're super lucky to have the opportunity of such an easily accessible beachfront.
The dolphins always know where to find waves, and were getting a few out at Sards this past week. Always better to see 5 shadows in a wave instead of one....cos one might mean a less friendly fin. Whenever I see a fin pop up in the backline I always hope like hang I see another pop up soon after! Then at least you're almost assured they're friendly one's.
Some waves on the charts for this week (although wind looking a hack). So the guys will be scoring good surf for the SA Champs being held at Nahoon. Good luck to the Nelson Mandela Bay surfriders!
Beachwalks always give rise to something interesting to spot. Like trying to determine what weird creature left these tracks in the sand. Or maybe just an ou with a serious case of "time-to-cut-your-toenails"?
Sunrise and sunset continue to deliver - so those that make the wave check mission before or after work at least get some reward for their efforts!