The winter wonderland continues. Some really fun surf this week, and some really good surf if you went west. Ou's were surfed out by the weekend so surprisingly uncrowded waves were to be had. Hard to imagine just a handful of guys out at some spots in super fun conditions. Snooze you lose.
The devil winds have been about cos of the nippy conditions, and you have to be up early to hook a glassy dawnie before they start to blow just after the sun's up. Early enough and you get glass like this....
The northerlies meant you had to go looking around the corner for the offshores. Jaques Jonker starting 'em young on the surf check! Lil ou reckoned the peak to the right was the call.
Not only waves in the bay, but also further afield - where Seals local Grant Beck is currently training up for his new job as a surf guide. Nothing to moan about when you have to go for on the job training in Maldives and the surf's pumping!
The northerlies are annoying cos of how they mess up the surf in the bay, but they do a great job of clearing out all the smog from the industrial areas and giving us some kiff sunsets.
Seems like everywhere in the world had good waves last week. Even Dubai was cooking! Plenty of ex-PE locals now expats in the desert country, and were all too happy to score epic conditions. Gary Luke, Brad Moolman and Scott Clephane all got slotted.
Never a bad time to buy another stick - pop down to the Boardroom in Brikkies and check out all the new sleds, find a decent 2nd hand one, or order a new one. #Localislekker
As usual the sun rose and set in a rather pretty fashion....
Decided to try a timelapse video of it on Saturday...wasn't the best sunset of the week, but still pretty cool nonetheless.
PE isn't only about sunsets, we have some pretty awesome stretches of coastline as well. A quick drive outta the city will take you to some beautiful windswept expanses of sand....
Tracy Cambell came across this poor lil ou on her morning run in the reserve - his eye's were gummed shut, and helped him over to Sancobb to get sorted out.
The jury is out as to who the best surfers are. Most peeps reckon the dolphins are pretty good at a wave slide, but I reckon the seagulls do it best! Often scoot down the wave face towards the line-up at Millers, catching the updraft created and looking super smooth.
Siff miff red tide has been hanging around in big patches for the past few months but on Saturday the northerly winds blew it all into the bay so the whole southern beaches stretch was choked up with it.
You'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the super storm that'll smash into CT this week. Wave size looks pretty damn big. Hits PE later in the week - the only hiccup being is that the storm is accompanied by big rain - and we all know what rain does to the swell...so set your hopes accordingly. It could be lumpy.
Not sure if the weather this week will allow for too many pretty sunsest - so here's a few from the past week just as reminders in case none show up this week.