Oops - I missed last weeks blog post. Sorry! But this is why. Kinda hard to drag a laptop out when there's waves and fish on offer. And by the sounds of it, not a helluva lot of wave action happening in the bay. Kinda like Neptune blew his guts out on the good stuff for the Corona Open, and then collapsed in a heap after that and just went to sleep!
Just cos it would suck to miss out on a weeks news, here's the shots from the week that didn't get the blog post. PE mighta been bleak surf-wise, but PA always has something to ride. Local grom Kye getting shacked.
For what there lacked in waves, well, the weather made up for it. Mid-winters summer meant beach days were still on the cards even if they didn't entail getting your board wet.
Someone who wished he had some of the Bay's good weather with him was Peter Coffey - who braved the chilly waters of Canada. Pretty sure it's the first time one of Deno's boards are that far north of the equator.
The bald-headed King hung about after the comp ended to make the most of what was left of the dying swell. Least you know if Kelly's barreling down at you at a million miles an hour he isn't gonna take your head off.
Indo went ballistic. Off-the-charts-swell-of-the-decade kinda ballistic. Other than some hairy boat wipeouts and plenty of reef drags and tatoo's everyone escaped unscathed.
You know when Twig pulls in that things are serious!
The make some kiff yachts in St Francis, and one of the new Nexus cats got to take a lil sea trial off Cape St Francis just to test her out. You know it's flat when there isn't even a beachie happening at Seals....
There were still a coupla beachies delivering the odd rideable wave in the nearby area though. One always looks for sketchy shadows on aerial images like these - like what's that down on the bottom right!?
Shadows which don't scare you are sand shadows - and no one better to capture them than Schoenies photag Luc Hosten.
The summer-like weather had the locals in a froth - with a few jumping for joy in the surf at Pipe. Definitely do better airs than we do!
And to round up the week I missed - just another lekker sunrise. Cos even if the swell is miff it's still worth being at the beach when the sun peaks up from behind the horizon.
Ok - so let's move on to last week's news. Cos even in the absense of surf there's always something going on at the beach! Like spotting a celebrity in the surf....
Anyone over 40 will recognise that guy straight away. 80's heart-throb Rob Lowe who starred in the hit movie St Elmo's fire was in JBay last week and got a surf lesson with Etienne. Rob is currently in SA filming a Netflix movie titled Christmas in the Wild, along with his son John and Sex and the City star, Kristin Davis.
With so many flat days, it gave water photag Marteen a chance to spend more time underwater. And he discovered some pretty cool spots along the Boneyards stretch. So know when you're busy getting dragged down the reef after a wipeout you know what it looks like under there!
So maybe not that many peeps got barreled last week - but turns out one lucky tennis ball did. Bat & ball can be quite an addictive game - so much so that you don't realise there's a decent lil runner peeling off right next to you!
Local legend Turtle Morris was celebrated by a comp held in his honour. The Turtle Morris Millers Invitational was held this past weekend, where the local surfing community and logging crew could pay their respects to one of PE's greatest surfers.
Indo continues to get pounded by awesome surf, and JBay local Dylan Lightfoot is there getting pitted off his pip!
To round up the week, here's a collection of pretty PE sunrises and sunsets. Hopefully this week brings better surf!