Probably some of the biggest surf we've seen in the bay all year pulled in at the end of the week. The peak of the swell on Thursday arrived as usual with some gnarly wind, but it was rideable if you didn't mind the blind take-off's and 2ft chop, then it was lekker!
There were some early lines on Wednesday before the wind came up, and a few leftovers on Friday morning after the gale had subsided. So certainly enough chances to get ya board wet if you wanted to.
It goes without saying that Jbay was off it's pip. Plenty of peeps knew what was coming though, and there were some serious crowds at Supers. John reckoned he counted over 60 ou's there at one stage.
Seals also had some good one's, and the lighties surfing the Billabong Junior Series there were no doubt stoked to get some solid surf for their comp.
There is a ton of sand sitting in front of Bird Rock at the moment, and the swell direction and size was perfect to throw out some decent barrels on the bank. Just a pity that the wind was pomping else reckon someone would have a had a dib at it for sure. Pretty fickle as far as tides go, but it looks worth the wait.
Clubbies had some good one's and Warri was making the most of them. Outside Clubhouse even broke for a while on Thursday, but the wind was just too crazy to give it a go. Talking about crazy....
Richard von Wildemann aka Chopper decided that the solid swell was the perfect opportunity to have a go at running the gauntlet of the Avo's blowhole on his surfski. Local photag Dean Cothill captured the action on his drone. Check out the full video of the craziness on Dean's timeline here:
Everyone was in full-on moan-mode on Thursday when the wind arrived to ruin the party. Would easily been one of the day's of the year surf-wise had it not been blowing it's mielie off. The sea looked like it had a serious case of dandruff.
Stealing a penguin is one thing, but shooting a dolphin is just a whole 'nother level of f*cked up. This poor dude washed up at Maitlands, and an autopsy done on Thursday confirmed it was a gunshot wound....with them actually finding the bullet still lodged inside.
Bayworld has received reports in the past of commercial fishermen shooting at dolphins and seals cos the stupid mullets reckon they interfering with their fishing. The irony that it's the dolphins frigging fish to start with is lost on those mullets. Hope the authorities somehow manage to curb the insane behaviour.
The world's gone mad.
Seals local Faye Zoetmulder is over in Indo scoring kiff Gland at the moment. Ex-St Francis local Ryan Payne got hitched in Bali and a bunch of the local crew flew over to celebrate with the newly weds. And seeing as GLand is just around the corner....
Introducing Car Park John beer-inspired ice-cream. Cos having a beer named after you is one thing, but a beer AND an ice-cream then you truly legend! It's made from the wort of CPJ's amber ale. "Wort" being the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer. John reckons it tastes epic.
Nice one #Beershack #Beeryard