The ocean was active last week - coupla fun days - and north of the equator was going off as well, with 'Chopes showing it's teeth before the start of the WSL comp. Even Millers was overhead - that is, if you were just a brick n a tickey high....
Nahoon cooked for the SA Champs. Big surf and serious currents saw the guys working hard in their heats. Nelson Mandela Bay Surf riders took a second place overall, with JBay's Joshe Faulkner claiming the Men's title.
The ballies did well too - with Pipe local Andre Venter scoring some bombs. Andre got an 8.75 in his heat which was the highest wave score of the day.
The wind has certainly started to settle in to it's pre-spring routine of being pretty blustery. Those with kites don't mind though. Well, maybe they mind having to walk the thing in the pumping wind back to the car, but otherwise all good.
Wind on the wild side can be a special thing. The waves are wild n wooly and the sand can feel like you're getting your skin blasted off. If ever you'd like to find out how pervasive sand can be,
Man's influence can be so destructive on nature. A dead whale washed up on the rocks at Seaview, which had a whole pile of crayfish pots wrapped around it's tail. Really sad to see.
Early birds still scored the worms this week. The early risers that hit the beach at Pipe got themselves some fun runners whilst the sun rose.
Each week always has at least one lekker sunrise, just to make you sit back for a second and appreciate what a beautiful place good 'ol PE is.
You don;t need to wait for the sunsets to appreciate the beauty of our slice of the coast. Just a quick trip to the wild side for a walk will help you take a few deep breathes and let the world slip off your shoulders.