The season opened with a bang on Friday night. One of the more impressive fireworks displays that we've seen in recent years, combined with absolutely tit weather made it an awesome evening down at the beach.
Props to the muncipality, as the next day all the beaches and grassed area's were spic-and-span by 08h00. Still some glass lurking around in the dune area's, so do your bit and grab a bottle or two after each surf and chuck em in the bin. Your hood - keep it tidy!
Surf-wise it was yet another super teeny summer's week. If you drove about a bit you could find a few rideable lumps n bumps to keep the salt water stoke alive.
Star was pretty stoked to arrive in Jbay last week and find super fun waves at the Point and only 3 ou's out. Thinking she'd won the lotto she was out there in a flash. She asked one of the locals out there why so few people - and he said "yah, there was a shark down at Albatross about 20 minutes ago" - Star wishing she hadn't asked!!
A whale washed up at Seals beach on Sunday, prompting everyone to try and shove it back out to see. But it turned out it was dead, so the authorities as an interim measure have pulled it up above the highwater mark and buried it, until they can sort it out after the season is over.
Despite assurances from the authorities that it will not pose a risk, quite a few of the local surfers not to amped on the idea of it being there - the concern being it could leach oils into the sea and attract finned friends. A similar situation at Port St Johns a few years back comes to mind.
The was a penguin release from SAMREC over the weekend, where a bunch of happy lil critters got sent back home. After a bit of a confused strat about whether or not they actually wanted to leave the Cape Recife "hotel", they all got going and made a bolt for freedom.
Goodbyes on the deck at Pipe on Sunday morning, where friends and family of the late Partick McGuire gathered to send him off. Pat died tragically in a bike accident in the UK earlier in the year, and his wife and children returned home to PE to lay him to rest in his favourite place. RIP bru.
The guys hosted a fun comp out at Noordhoek on Saturday - bit of an Anything that Floats kinda set-up, with points awartded for weirdest craft and most outlandish attire. Merv in a tutu probably takes the cake.....
Here's a couple more shots from the week that was....
Hope everyone has a happy festive week and lekker Christmas, and here's holding thumbs Father Christmas gifts us a wave or two!