A few days of decent surf during the week. The Jbay Open kicked off on Wednesday with some cooking surf despite the wind and squalls. Throw in a few rainbows and all's good!
As always the waves and the surfing take centrestage at the Open, but if you keep your eye's peeled around the fringes you end up with some funny shots of the ou's. Like Kai and Kerzy sharing a tender moment (more like a handshake with the left hand that just got snapped at the perfect time - but rumor and conjecture are so much more fun!)
With plenty of points at stake the guys tend to push their final moves to the limit, which see's 'em end up close to the bricks. Sometimes they end up on the bricks. Kolohe learning that mussels are not soft and cuddly.
Winter never disappoints with it's propensity for epic sunrises and sunsets. As usual, this week was no different. Pink, red and orange hues book-ended the day from start to finish.
Always good to do a bit of celeb hunting and grab some shots of the legends. The PE crew were stoked to hook up with Matt McGillivray at the Ripcurl signing, and noticed some dude off to the left who looked like he wanted to be in the shot. Sorry Gabe, you're no match for Matt in the local celeb stakes!
Wanting to see things from all angles means eye's in the sky. The drones buzzing about seemed to be annoying the local seagull population, who took offence to the noisy critters in their airspace.
JJF might fly high, but ain't no match for this ou who flew by. One step up the food chain from drones and gulls for sure.
Shot to St Francis local Crystal Hulett, who took top honours in the premier U18 Division of the Quiksilver JBay Junior Pro at Magnatubes over the weekend.
Our lil stretch of coast is often referred to as the Sunshine Coast. Now you know why!
All sorts of things wash up, including this big-ass diamond squid that Jörg Brand found washed up at Sards on Friday arvo. Some enterprising ou's had already cut the tentacles off so no doubt someone's chowing a calamari feast tonight!
Joburg Boardriders head honcho and ex EL local Nathan Gernetsky had a few heart-stopping moments at QBay on Thursday. During a solo sesh a 4m white circled him and then bumped him off his board. Thankfully it was just sussing him out, but terrifying nonetheless. Nathan made it safely back to shore, shaken but not stirred!