Another scratchy summer's week. Travel a bit outta town and you were fine, but if you were trying to get wet at the town spots you would have been calling it a swim with your surfboard vs a surf.
What was really impressive this week is that Lippie managed to get a clear pic of the surf with his phone. Normally it looks like someone has smeared vaseline over his lens. But he got it right for once.
In the face of teeny waves, you could always just body board! The boogers always get to surf overhead waves, so if you can't beat 'em join 'em!
One of the advantages of having to head round the corner to search for surf is that even if there isn't much wave action the beaches out there are pretty stunning and worth hanging out on even if you don't get wet.
Although late a late Sunday arvo walk at Maitlands revealed some weird brown sudsy stuff in the water, and a whole bunch of dead marine life on the beach. Penguins, fish, all sorts. Michele de Vos snapped the shots. Not to sure if red tide, or what the yucky stuff was. Michelle said it didn't smell like red tide though. Nonetheless it seems to have killed a whole bunch of stuff. Eish.
Speaking of yucky stuff in the water, don;t forget to get yourselves registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) for the Fish Farm project. It's back on the cards again so everyone needs to sign up to make sure our protests are heard.
To register: Email the consultants on firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy and paste the following into the message body:
I would like to register as an Interested & Affected Party for the Algoa Bay Aquaculture Development Zone Project.
Gotto be signed up for your moans to count! Else you just moaning and it means nothing.
Surfing has to be the greatest gift you can give your kids. Keeps em off the phone and in the water. Always cool to see pop's teaching their lighties the ropes. Just remember though, besides teaching em to stand up, make sure you teach 'em the surf etiquette at the same time. If you get that wrong at the get-go it's a hard habit to change, and you'll have sneaky snaky lil groms thinking they can just paddle up the inside each time - until one of the ballies gives em a tongue lashing.
With the lack of waves the ou's were all making wildside missions over the weekend. Even CarPark John had to move carparks from the Pipe to Noordhoek for the day. Deno was spotted strategically hiding behind his board as he didn't want anyone to see the 6-pack he's been working on.
Summer is made for sundowners at sunset, and no better place to enjoy them than at Sards. All the sand on those dunes will eventually find it's way across the peninsula to the bay - once the municipality get it right to move the water treatment plant in Cape Recife and allow the natural dune fields to move unhindered. Sure would help the beach erosion issues we face - and improve the surf at the same time. All the bay's spots could sure help with some more sand, other than Fence. Pity we can't get a sand bypass system like they have in Aus. Turn Pipe into the SuperBank? Hmm, maybe not.
If you're in kak for losing your wedding ring/wedding band, Karin Anker might just save your a**. She found a guy's ring this weekend in the sand at Avo's. So if you lost one gimme a shout and I'll pass you on to Karin to see if it's yours.
Not a whole bunch of swell on the charts, so dust off the skateboards to keep your glide going. And in the meantime just sit back and enjoy the lekker sunsets!
Or if you an early bird, the sunrises are pretty darn good too!