Gotto love drones. They give you a whole new perspective on things - like Full Stop. The appropriately named rock in the middle of the Seals line-up. Anyone who's surfed Seals has a story to tell about Full Stop. The drone used to cover the Billabong Junior Series this weekend got some great shots of the notorious punctuation mark.
Plenty of comps happening this week - not only were the lighties going bos at Seals, the loggers were doing their thing at the Cobbles Classic held in perfect log-sized surf at Cape Recife. Congrats to Craig Cuff and Shannon Bolotin are the King and Queen of Cobbles for 2015.
Things coming along with the pier after a bit of an hiatus in the renovations. New railings are going up. Here's hoping the muppets can resist the temptation to scratch their names into the balustrades. Good to see there's some sand building up on the northern side again - about time the break comes back to life. Used to be such a good lil wave before the big storm of 2008 just chowed all the sand away.
Can't wait to get back home so I can to check out the reno's to the Boardroom - cos from what I've seen of the pics it looks flipping awesome. Big screen's in place so you can pull in to watch the rugger. Gonna be so rad to finally have an official NMB Surfing clubhouse and a spot to put up some of PE's surf history.
The first ever Adaptive Surfing World Champs is happening in La Jolla, California. The Saffa's have a team, headed up by Antony Smyth (below left) - Pete & Jono Coffey's uncle. So inspiring to see what these guys can do despite their physical limitations.
Pretty tricky keeping up to date with things back home when you floating about in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with limited internet, and even more limited enthusiasm to be spending any time near a computer. Here's a coupla shots from the week that was. Will have to suffice for the weekly wrap.
Lack of holiday snaps attributable to brilliant packing effort which saw me leave behind chargers for the GoPro and Garmin Virb, and card reader for my camera. So can only load pics when back in PE and at the moment can only share shots from my phone, eish.
Surf was really decent the first 4-5 days, then hit a nasty patch of wind and weather. It is the tropics after all. Things been better the past coupla days and looking pretty fun for the next week. Hopefully hook up with Brad Beck and Hannah Bing for a wave at their local mid-week.
Did manage a very patriotic National Braai Day effort on a tropical island - missioned the grid and boerie all the way from SA. Local is lekker!