Some waves about during the week. Crowds were thick on occasion, as everyone was frothing that there was something to ride at last. Just a pity that in their enthusiasm some peeps forgot their manners. Think we need a few ballie's to step up and bring a bit of order back to the line-ups.
Jbay and out west obviously had their share of good one's, with plenty of barrels on offer for those who wanted to tuck 'n run. Of course sometimes that results in a snapped leash, and nothing worse than having to scramble over the bricks to try find your wayward stick.....and then not being able to spot it.
The wildlife showed up as usual to pull a few airs. Always awesome to surf with the dolphins, although can be disconcerting when a 300kg missile is bearing down on you in the wave face that you're about to have to duck dive.
Last chance to get your objections in for the fish farm/mussel farm planned for the bay. The fin fish aspect has been relocated to Coega harbour area, and a bivalve (mussel/oyster) farm planned for off Pollock beach.
Neither are great idea's for a number of reasons so if you agree then get your emails in pronto. Here's why I think they suck:
Algoa 1 (off Pollock Beach)
The zoning has been updated to Bivalves at the Pollock Beach site, and although a slight improvement on the original finfish farm it still poses potentially significant risks.
Drop Anchor Environmental an email with your objections. If you haven't yet registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) then you can ask them to do so at the same time.
Last day for submission of objections is 4 Sept 2019.
Always interesting to see whether you gonna be a goofy or a regular footer. Logger Alfonso Peters just discovering his lightie ain't gonna be following in dad's footsteps cos he looks to be a regular footer!
When you get a lil older then you can go surfing with dad. This young lady has been frothing in the shorey at Pipe recently whilst dad gets a few out back.
Coupla days of big seas last week saw the Coastal Water Rescue guys and the NSRI having to assist with rescuing a fisherman that got stranded on Black Rock and having to get helped across the gully. No fun when the waves are smashing through the rocks. Easy to get inadvertently cheese-grated.
Besides the waves we had some wind. Proper Spring conditions. Every month that ends in "-er" seems to have pomping wind.
Wind + sand usually means you gonna get sand blasted if you're brave enough to take a walks seems like a good idea til you get home and realise you can't get the sand off of you as it's somehow embedded itself into your pores.
Despite the cold, windy and rainy conditions, there were still some great sunsets to enjoy. PE never disappoints. So even though Zigzag ran multiple features in their last issue covering a road trip around the entire SA coastline, they excluded precisely one town, PE! We have a lekker possie here, and we DO get surf. Sometimes! Zag - I think you owe everyone in PE a free subscription for that faux pas.