A few waves here and there - with Thursday being pick of the bunch. Vrek cold though. Andre Venter reckon first time since 1976 he's had an ice cream headache from ducking at Pipe. Might also be a consequence of age-related hair-loss too though!
Thursday saw waves at all the bay breaks, so you could pick and choose. Luc got some lekker shots from Avos' and Pipe which you can check out here:
Also a few scraggly one's on the weekend - and Heather got some cool shots of the surf at Pipe. Check those one's out here:
The fairer sex was ripping at Supers during the week. USA's #1 U16 Kirra Pinkerton was tearing the wall to shreds as her warm up for the SA OPEN OF SURFING comp in PE this week. Maybe someone should have pointed out to her that Pipe in PE vs Super Tubes are two very disparate waves!
The VW SA Open kicks off on Thursday this week at Pipe - and there actually should be some contestable waves amazingly enough. Just depends on what the wind gets up to though. Pull in to check out some really good surfing.
Last weeks article by Gustav about the big day in January unearthed a few more big wave shots from the past. Showing that PE does go off...sometimes.
A great opportunity this week to check out some of the best East Cape surf shots by one of the regions premier surf photographers Kody McGregor Photography. Pull in for his latest photographic exhibition: "What we know, is never settled". This Thursday 13 June at 6pm.
An art exhibit that delves into his surf archives, Kody brings you a glimpse of some of his images from the past couple of years. Focusing on the unpredictability of the sea and the relationship of surfers to it, the photographs attempt to speak on a deeper level than just the simple idea of humans and the ocean.
The Kindred Kitchen is the host for the night and meals will be available for the hungry. The menu for the evening is bean and mushroom/falafel burgers for R85 or crispy cauliflower tacos with chimmi churri sauce for R70. Bridge Street Brewery will be supplying craft beers and gin. Soft drinks will also be available.
To add to the vibe, one of Cape Town's finest vinyl selectors "Beurre Noisette" will be spinning the tunes, so be sure to invite your friends and come say hello!
Another event to Diarise for the following week is Matt Bromely's talk on big waves, big fears and big faith - at Harvest church. Deets below.
Besides a few waves we had the usual dose of PE wind. Photag Luc is a sucker for punishment and likes to see how much sand he can get in his camera and orifices during these times.
Another good local photag is Clive Wright down at Seals. He got some lekker shots of early morning fiery skies as well as a kiff night shot of some red tide looking pretty.
PE threw out the usual dose of lekker skies too. Much as we might bitch and moan about the economy and crime etc etc, try finding sunsets like this in London!
Early birds can still get the worm - and the dawn patrol Pipe crew always find something to ride. One of them is surfer-chef Allan Bezuidenhout. If you haven't yet been to his possie, Muse, do yourself a favour and go there for a very lekker chow. The sort of spot to take your significant other for something fancy! Fine dining does exist in PE thanks to Allan. #supportsurfers
Looks like Neptune is delivering this week - but hold thumbs n fingers n toes that the wind plays ball.