One of those neither here not there weeks. A few waves, a lot of wind, the odd nice day. A real mixed bag as is per usual for early Spring.
Those that went west got some fun one's. The end of the road delivered a few good rides, although the lighties took over the point for the weekend for the Billabong Seal Point Pro Junior event. Local surfer Nathan Plomaritis was in great form in the U14 Boys Final to take the only win for the East Cape.
Sometimes you don't have to spend that much on fuel to find waves, maybe all it takes is a walk to the end of the beach. Might even hook a sneaky barrel or two for your efforts.
If only they could make a decent artificial reefs. The long stretch of Kings Beach is just crying out for something to turn the long straight-handers into rippable lil rights and lefts. The guys from Coastal Water Rescue didn't mind the flat conditions for their practice session though. The crew are all volunteers who are just a phone call away for any sea rescue or emergency situation, and are a great supplement to the municipal rescue services.
Round the corner had a few if you went looking.
But mostly the bay was flat. But flat can be pretty too. Add some long shutter speeds to your camera and it can blend it into prettiness. Humewood hasn't seen much action lately, but when it's on form it's easily the best wave in the bay.
Always lekker to have community-minded surfers. The early morning Pipe crew of Allan Bezuidenhout (owner and chef at Muse Restaurant) and Jacques Mong (Dial-a-dump) got gatvol of the mess in the carpark at Pipe so decided to make a plan. The guys bough some trash bins and have set them up in the carpark, and Jacques will arrange to have them emptied regularly.
So support surfers who support you - grab a chow at Allan's place, or if you need skip hire, tune Jacques (he specialises in mini skips - perfect for garden refuse/building rubble etc).
It was International Coastal Clean UP day on Saturday, so plenty of beach cleans along our stretch of coast. Thanks to everyone who went and did their bit. But remember every day should be a clean up day - coming back from your surf always keep a look out for some trash you can pick up and chuck away.
Unfortunately this poor guy had to be cleaned up as well. Dead seal washed up on the beach at Clubhouse over the weekend.
With the advent of spring the sun is setting a bit more to the SW than during it's winter setting position, that means not as easy to get the cool sunset pics over the back end of the pier, as now from my viewpoint it's more behind the buildings in Humewood. But sunrises don;t get obscured by anything other than where they pop up relevant to Bird Rock.
Guys were flying high at the Surf Ranch WSL event. Still like watching paint dry, but it does allow for some progressive surfing, once you get over the monotony of the bulk of the surfing. Jordy got an 8th and so slips down to 3rd in the overall leader board. Medina won and cements his spot at the top.
You don't only have to have a wave pool to fly high, can always grab your skateboard and got get some air at the Kings Beach skate park.
Another new possie for skaters to enjoy is the half pipe at Relic surf shop down in Baakens Valley. The ramp was officially opened this weekend as part of the opening function for the Cobbles Classic.
Spring doesn't look like she's ready to throw us another bone yet,charts looking stagnant. Anyone wanna burn some boards to appease the wave gods?