A few leftovers from the weekend to start of the week, but then things went pretty quiet wave-wise. Still, those that set their alarm clocks and could drag 'emselves outta bed were rewarded with some early bird worms.
Sticking right out into the Indian Ocean Cape Recife gets it's share of the aquatic visitors. Unfortunately this guy washed up on the beach during the week. Marlin are a migratory species and follow the warm currents all around the globe.
He's one of the apex predators of the sea, and can put his bill to work when hunting food - charging full tilt into a school of fish and slashing away at them. Obviously there's a few losers during the process, and the stunned or dead fish are chowed afterwards by the marlin.
Coupla other sea critters showing up on the beach -the sand artists are back at Hobie Beach and creating some kiff sand creatures for everyone to enjoy. Chuck a buck or two in their collection plate cos they do some really good work. What's not to love about a shark with polystyrene teeth!?
Things heated up a bit on Tuesday with some pretty large bush fires at the back of Summerstrand giving a bit of an Apocalypse Now vibe to the beachfront. Thanks again to our on-the-ball fire-fighters who got everything sorted quick sticks.
Water's still lekker warm, so been getting lotsa use outta my Billabong Salty Daze Surf Capsule. Spotted it in the Bong shop late last year and no ways anyone can resist buying such a pretty wettie. What's not to like about indigo blue and palm tree's!? Been giving it a good test drive the last month so here's the review. Kiff suit. Worth da bucks. And think that wearing pretty suits makes you surf better!
The dudes from the army base just behind Hummies must have a new PT coach or something, cos they jog marched along the beach front at least 3x last week. Used to be once every 3 months occurrence!
Definitely look like they've up'd their game as in the past looked a bit like a gha-chommel with everyone in different coloured hats and shirts and just jogging in a klomp. This week they were all kitted out properly and had some good formation going. And some great vocals as usual. We'd win any war based on signing.
Always so cool to see a different perspective on something. Tristan got up high for a unique look at Willows. Remember reading something a while ago that there'll be some revamps to the Resort this year? Hope so.
The usual blustery days mid week, but if you weren't that fussy you could still pump n jump across the face of a few rollers. Can't have high standards if you live in the Bay!
DA counciller Dean Biddulph continues in his quest to get the beachfront sorted - the police were rounding up the illegal car guards during the week. There is the odd legit ou, but the majority are skelms wearing bibs. Apparently one can legally be a car guard - but you have to be registered with the metro and had a police check done, and should have a ID to show you legit.
The week ended off with a bang - local surfer Josh Enslin set another World Record! Josh is now the Fastest Human On A Surfboard Towed By A Vehicle - Official Time: 81 Km per hour. You know how fast that is in a car - imagine being towed on a board at that speed. Water like concrete! Massive respect. Add to that the wind was pomping on Sunday, so threw in another level of complication.
Josh also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest surf session - clocking in 30 hrs 11 minutes at Pipe back in November 2015.
So that's the wrap for the week. Charts look pretty slow for the next 7 days, so no need for pulling sickies or having "board" meetings. Here's a random selection of other shots from the week that was.