Some more good swell during the week. Especially if you went west. Heaps of lines bending into the various bays studded along our coastline, take your pick.
At least winter is showing itself the past month or so, with bigger and more consistent swells gracing our shorelines. Water has had it's chilly patches here and there, as has the air temp.
Pipe isn't the best known surf spot in PE for nothing. It doesn;t always deliver on quality but certainly is one of the most consistent spots in the bay. Pretty much always something to make it worth getting wet.
The crew of morning locals are committed to getting out there no matter what. And local photag and surfer Dave Randle is always up with the early birds getting his shots.
The wild woolly weather made for for interesting times for the big ships heading out beyond Cape Recife this week. Amazing they don't shed containers off their decks when it's like that.
Besides Algoa Bay being home to plenty of container ships these days, there was an interesting visitor this week. Big oil rig taking a break en route, waiting for better conditions.
There is a regular swim group that heads out for an early morning dip most mornings, and they often post some cool shots of their dawnie dips. Gotto say you have to be dedicated to head out on a cold winters morning. Must have good wetties!
We often see lekker shots of the Cape Recife lighthouse, but not often a night shot - have to be brave hanging around there in the dark with expensive camera equipment!
Some PE history thanks to Ralph West:
How the Dom Pedro Jetty got its name. Quite a story albeit brief:
The Dom Pedro Jetty, completed in 1902. The name was taken from a ship which lay in Algoa Bay waiting the decision of the Prize Court at Simonstown after she had been caught engaging in the slave trade. The slaves escaped and were presumably drowned. Dom Pedro was then put up for auction, but not a single bid was raised. She was then beached on the rocks near the mouth of the Baaken's River and the wreck was a landmark for many years. On the site of her remains was erected the Dom Pedro Jetty, the name of the ill-fated slave ship on the spot where she met her doom.
Surf Centre Humewood is having a mid winter wetsuit sale. While stocks last!
40% off selected suits.
R1000 off Gul Response 3/2 chest zips.
20% off Hurricane, Roxy and Quiksilver suits.
They are only expecting shipments again in October this year, so plan ahead!
Big Dave's just finished shaping his new "shortboard", so watch out for it bearing down on you at a nearby lineup. Shaped under Dave's original SeaFlight brand from many moons ago.
Sometimes if you too lazy to walk over the road to do a surf check at Millers it's just easier to drive your cabbie there instead. Unknown ou getting front row seats in the comfort of his van.