Cold, rainy and surf. No problem. Cold, rainy and flat. We all bitch like mad. There was the odd lil lump about if you went looking, with the weekend throwing up the best of the surf. Friday and Saturday were pretty damn chillo's in the water. If you had the full 4/3, booties and hoodie set-up you were fine. If you didn't, you froze your ass off.
John gooi'd the pool thermometer in at Denvils on Friday and it was 14C. Reckon Saturday mighta even been a smidgen colder. Gotto say we pretty spoilt with comfy sea temps most of the time. No idea how the northern hemi guys do it on a regular basis. Guess we just wimps....
Flat as we've been, the Pacific has been spewing some XXL sized surf at Chopes recently. Plenty of ou's getting absolutely pasted. No idea how you pop up alive after having 3 story's of ocean fall on your head and drag you across the reef?
Guessing the WSL guys are stoked they're not there right now. Nowhere to hide when it's a 2 man heat. You gotto go, else all the armchair critics have a field day. Reckon I'd be too scared to even sit on a boat in the channel.
Note that SAMREC at Cape Recife are always keen for volunteers. So if you have a spare hour here or there during the week, they'd be stoked to have you come round and help out. Apparently feeding the tuxedo critters is harder than you'd think!
Ian McLeod has taken his waveski business over to Cali, and spotted the Boardroom's clone down on the beachfront. Maybe Deno must start serving a brew with a board?
Sometimes shortcuts aren't always the fastest. Like this Orca found out when he tried a lil rock hop in Canada last week. Luckily he got rescued and was reunited with his pod, no doubt the first thing his mate tuned him was "...told you so...."
Long range charts aren't must to enthuse over, a few blips in the swell this week - specially at the end of the month, but after that it goes quiet again for a while. Eish - anyone keen to build us a wave pool?