Bit of a mixed bag week, some waves, some flat spells, some wind. Least the water is still staying fairly warm. Just need a new swell to roll in.
Early mornings seem to be yielding the best chance of a slide. Pipe has been sucking in most of the swell, but Fence has also had it's days.
Ou's and their kites been capitalising in between the calm periods.
Lekker to see the yachts cruising about the bay. JBay local Trevor Hansen has just left Cape Town on their yacht to sail over to the Caribbean. Surfboards and fishing rods in tow, so expect to see some shots of unknown waves and huge fish when they finally make landfall again.
The wildside is still the place to go hunting when the surf's too small in the bay.
And even if you don't score any waves you can hang around and score some great sunsets!
The bay hasn't been too shabby either when it comes to the sun doing it's thing - sunrises at Pipe always manage to look pretty, even if the surf's chunky.
Speaking of chunky. That's Avo's new name. Chunks. The Spot Renaming comp was won by James Ruthven-Smith's who named it that cos you either lose chunks outta your feet from climbing out over the rocks, or chunks outta your board it after washes up on the rocks after blowing a take off.
Seeing as James has just had to relocate to the wave paradise of Muizenburg, he is gifting his prize to his mate Andre Clarke, who also had a pretty good entry of "Musselcrackers", so named cos if you fail to time your exit well before the ledge right at the bottom section - you may just have the delightful task of picking mussels out your crack. So Andre scores a R100 voucher from Surf Centre Humewood and beer from Richmond Hill Brewing Co. Thanks to Dave Lippie for judging.
New comp out tomorrow- watch the Facebook page for details.
The Boardroom will be presenting a cool event on Sat 27 March - The Art of Surf. Pull in and check some amazing surf imagery from the bay and surrounds, taken by some of the top local photags. There will be live music from DJ Munro, and there'll be some fires on the go, so just bring and braai. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Everyone welcome, so pull in for a jol.
Port Alfred scored some fun surf this past week.
A firey start to the day, but not so much a fiery start to the week. Bogger all on the charts again, so it will be a scratchy one for those wanting to get wet.