Even as we approach mid-winter the spell of kiff weather continues. Plenty windless days (with no swell in the bay) and a few pomping days (with swell - but chowed up by the wind). Thursday and Sunday were the pick of the week. Bit breezy on Thursday, but some waves around before the high tide killed em off a bit in the arvo.
Sunday saw a combo of great weather and really fun surf. Hopefully all the dad's got let off lunch duty so they could go find some waves!
Nice to have a few waves in the bay again. The southerly swell direction on Sunday meant a lot more swell concentrated up towards Rincon and Pipe, as the south swell don't refract as much round Cape Recife and extend deeper into the bay.
Fiji finally turned on and some awesome waves and surfing for the final few rounds. For once the ocean pulled a Kelly on Kelly - and he got timed out in his heat against Medina - caught the wave - and got the score he needed - just 5 seconds after the buzzer. Gabe went on to beat Wilko in the final and claim his first CT victory since France last year.
Dine 'n dash in the 'Kei on FRiday morning. Dylan Puttergill was sitting on his board at the Haven and a toothy friend came past to check him out. Thankfully just a trip to the hospital in a chopper, 250 stitches later and a story to dine out on for years to come.
It was the 50th anniversary of Bruce Browne's famous surf movie - The Endless Summer, this week. Essential viewing for every surfer. Sure, the surfing is seriously old school, but it's worth it for the dry humour, and the Bruce's sequence alone.
Ou's at the RVCA Store in SF musta had a late night before doing the window painting......
Sunday was Father's Day - which means you give dad every wave he wants. Chaim doing the right thing.
The train at the entrance to King's Beach burnt down late Sunday night. Apparently a fire started in the kitchen and spread uncontrollably. Sad to see a landmark gone.
More stunning sunrises and sunsets this week. Winter has a habit of making the chilly look pretty!