We got waves, finally. A decent SE swell pulled through on Sunday and saw Clubhouse absolutely crank on the low, and Millers and Hummies get some good 'un's. Even Avo's had a few.
The Bell Bouy broke all day - but no takers. Other than a crazy and/or lost chokka boat captain who decided to take his boat right through the line-up - scratched over a set, which luckily wasn't one of the big one's. Else it woulda have been "over-the-falls-backwards" time. Which I'm not sure has ever been attempted on a chokka boat!? Wish I'd had my camera handy.
Helluva rip out at Millers which resulted in most peeps opting for the run-around if they had a long one. There were some nuggets out there in amongst the fat mushburgers, you just had to find 'em. And then hope there weren't 10 ou's on your inside!
Did a quick count early arvo and stopped when I got to 78 - that was the Hobie Beach to Chomp Rock stretch. Eina. You can check the arvo's shots here. Plus check out Latest shots for some more pic's from Sunday.
JBay and St Francis were obviously firing. There were a coupla big sets that closed out across the bay at Bruce's - from Killers down to Hulett's. That's pretty gnarly stuff. No doubt a few peeps got washed off the jump rock. Been there, done that. Waves were smashing into the harbour wall, and a coupla guys decided to go feel the thumps up close.
Check out Richard Arderne's video below the pic's.
Well done to the EP team that took the trophy at the Vic Bay Quad - second year running. Local is mos lekker!! Thanks to Billabong for sponsoring the team again. Great to have their continued support for all our EP teams.
In other comp news, both Saffa's got their marching orders at Chopes unfortunately. After seeing Jordy only managed a 5.33 heat total I was wondering what was happening with the big guys heat strategy - but it turns out he had the worst wipeout of his life the day before and was properly rattled. Gotto to hard to get your subconscious to forget that the last time you threw yourself over the ledge it didn't turn out so well.....
Here's hoping he shakes it off and has a late charge in the remaining events of the year.
The nice peeps at Stance South Africa gave us 5 kiff pairs of Stance socks to give away. Plenty peeps are keen to get themselves these funky feet - and the lucky toes that will now be rocking some seriously trendy cotton belong to Chad Gilbert, who wins the lucky draw.
If you'd like to grab some yourself, just pop past your closest RVCA store and get some (that's Walmer Park if you live in PE). Cos life's too short to wear boring socks.
And life's also too short to be lived without adventure. If you keen for one, then get hold of John Davies and join him on his 66ft schooner, the Spirit of the Millennium, when they mission from PE to Madagascar and back. Surf, fish and dive yourself miff. More deets here.