Hello winter. You been a long time coming, but hell, you were worth waiting for! The whole of the East Cape was off it's pip. JBay seeing some of the best swell in years. And the irony is that the WSL Corona Classic woulda been on right now had it not been corona-crazy-times. There's always a silver lining to every dark cloud. Locals got to enjoy epic conditions without having to compete with the world's best. Only the Kaapie blow-in's to have to worry about.
PE also had some great surf. Wind was an issue at times, as usual. But also some good days between the windy one's. Check out the Latest Shots for some pics from Pipe and Avo's.
St Francis also had a few decent one's, plus a few bone crunchers for those that enjoyed hollow one's that ended with a free sand enema.
The big swells combined with the spring tides were the final death knell for the sand spit that separates the ski canal from the beach, and the sand dunes were breached. Hopefully the council will stop dragging it's feet now and allow the building of the groynes to proceed.
North of the equator has been getting it's fair share. Not sure if I'll be able to deal with wetsuits and frigid water again.
Coupla PE boys scoring uncrowded Nias right now. Josh & Dean thinking they've lucked into some parallel universe. Absolutely bombing Nias and just a handful of guys in the water.
Tales of a close encounter during the week. Shane and her dad scored a late arvo solo sesh at the Pier. Water was pretty murky but fun peelers on offer so out they went. Chris got a wave in and Shane thought she's scored cos would catch the last wave of the day
Next thing something large bumped up against her leg - she looked down and there was a fin right next to her! She isn't sure how big it was cos the water was so murky, but says she has a Great Dane and the midriff on this guy was certainly bigger than that. Needless to say walking on water was an understatement!
As well as lekker waves, plenty of lekker sunrises and sunsets about. Winter is a beautiful beast.
And not to be outdone, the moon decided to get in on the act as well.
And that's the wrap on a moerse lekker week.