Yeeeuw, what a week! Waves for days. Flipping good waves. If you didn't get wet, feel sad. Very sad. Cos you missed it. And that sucks!!
You were spoilt for choice. PE was firing. So was JBay. And so was further west. In an hour n a half's car trip you'd be able to hook countless clean green walls.
Loads of options to choose from in the bay, with pretty much every spot from north to south in the bay going off. There were long walls, grinding barrels or crunchy peaks.
Crowds got pretty thick at some stages cos waves in November ain't exactly a common occurrence, plus throw in some warm water and light wind days and it was every man, his dog, and the kitchen sink on occasion. Even the kitchen sink got waves though.
Matthew Botha decided to get a bit creative at Chomp rock - with a few acid drops - which might have to be called acid hops cos Chomp isn't exactly high. Did succeed in making a few. Don't think he would have been pulling the same stunt earlier in the day though.....
A few blustery days to deal with during the run of swell. You know when the spray off the back of the wave is 5x higher than the wave....then it's a tad breezy.
Two things to thanks for the epic week of waves - the super moon which threw out some huge tidal ranges which musta helped increase swell size. And Big Dave from Surf Centre. Who kindly made himself the surf sacrifice by going shopping with his wife in Cape Town for the week. Dave reports finding some great bra and pantie sets, and would much rather be looking for shoes and dresses than scoring macking JBay.
The CYOH crew held their 4th and final Surf Off series of the year at Sards over the weekend. Good waves, good vibes as always. Grant Beck scored the samurai stabbing rights by taking the win in the Open men's.
Grant needs to take that samurai and hide in the bushes at Millers. Cos the skollies are running rampant there at the moment. Joost had his car nicked out the carpark there on Thursday morning. Kak feeling coming in from your surf...and no cabbie!
Not only did they take his wheels, but more importantly his beloved vetkoek was in the back. So please keep eyeballs peeled for this unique board. And moer anyone you see with it. Cos Joost would really love to have it back.
The week got rounded off by a lekker weekend, with a few more waves and a whole lotta sun and kiff weather. Don't you just love PE!?