Yeeuw, finally everyone's patience paid off. Three weeks of bogger-all was quickly forgotten on Wednesday when the ocean roared to life. In typical PE fashion the wind roared atthe same time, but finally switched at midday and the lunchtime sesh in the Bay was about as good as it gets. Size dropped off really quickly though and not much left by the arvo, but still enough to keep everyone happy.
Definitely that time of year where the wind pomps one way and then switches and pomps the other way immediately. Which makes it a good time of year to bear in mind traveling a bit extra west than the usual west to a not-so-secret right point that rather likes that kinda stuff.
Maldives was also quite kiff this week!
Wasn't only the surf that roared to life on Wednesday - the Ferrari Club was in town so a whole slew of these throaty cabbies came cruising down the beachfront from the Boardwalk.
With summer time approaching and the probable increase in crowds out in the line-up thanks to longer days and warmer water just a reminder to watch your manners out there. It is called a line-up for a reason - which means once you've caught your wave join the back of the queue and wait your turn. Think of it like going to the Spar - you don't just walk in grab your bread n milk and then shove yourself to the front of the queue and not expect the ou's who've been waiting in the queue to tune you.
So just like the TShirt says - Don't be a Doos, be lekker.
(and if someone can sponsor Deno a pair of shades please - looks like he's struggling a bit looking into that sun!)
Always fun to check for surf in the background of shots of our coastline, cos sometimes you can spot some really good looking set-ups. Like these dudes who posted shots of their 4x4 Nambian mission and happened to coincidentally snap some kiff looking surf spots at the same time. Looks like it would be worth packing a board for their next safari.
The Billabong Junior Series Presented by All Aboard Travel went down in fun surf at Seal Point over the weekend. Local lighties did well, with Kai Woolf winner of the u16 & u 18 girls, Angelo Faulkner 4th u16 boys and winner of the Series u16 boys, Tayla de Coning 4th u16 girls and winner of the Series u16 girls and C-Jay 2nd the Series u12 boys. #localislekker
Beach weather is here - and if you feeling lank lazy you can rent a lil electric scooter for a cruise along the boardwalk. Soon be available from Ocean Side surf shop next to McArthur Baths. Chris doing a test drive.
PE's blessed with some amazing beaches. Just a quick drive round the corner and there's a whole untouched coastline to explore. Never moan there's nothing to do in PE - there's plenty if you make the effort.
We're also blessed with some really talented peeps. Local surfer and film maker Jean du Toit put together this classic version of Game of Thrones, aptly named Bay of Thrones. Take a look - it's pretty damn brilliant. CarPark John getting a leading roll too.
Shout out to Billabong for some good customer service. My wettie seam had a teeny blow out and after returning it to the Bong store they sent me a brand new suit. #happycustomer #billabong #warrantyworks
Finishing off the week with a bit of humour - these ou's in Oz are convinced that sticking a pair of eye's on the bottom of your stick is gonna stop Mr Great White from having a chomp on you - apyly named Shark Eye's. Guess it's worth the try just in case on the off chance it actually may work. Add it to your seasnake leash. Which follows the same theory.