A little mid-week easterly pulse kept everyone wet and stoked. Tuesday late arvo saw the wind abate a bit and some good one's come through, with more of the same on Wednesday. Wind been pretty gnarly the last few weeks - the old wives tale says that all months ending in "er" are the windy one's. So far September and October are proving that correct!
Thursday was a pretty special day - cos there was no wind for a while at least. And a few lil waves. So weird surfing glassy faces instead of having to deal with knee-numbing chop. Seems like we've hardly had any days like that all year. Wind and waves have been far too closely correlated for everyone's liking.
The 9th CT of the year went down in France. Shot to the Hawaiian lil guy Keanu Asing for winning the Quiksilver Pro, taking out Gabe in the final. For what this wee dude lacks in height he has in motivation. Turns out his a pretty decent mixed martial arts aficionado, so probably best not to tease him about being a short-ass.
Bad week for shark nibbles - with 3 finned encounters happening over the space of 24 hours. A guy surfing the hurricane swell in Florida, a guy up in the Pacific Northwest, and yet another one at Ballina in Aus - which certainly takes the win for most sharky spot this year.
Vic Bay on the other hand has quite a novel approach to sharks - and requests you don't throw them in the tidal pool. Which would of course display quite a warped sense of humour on the part of the throwee!
Scientists at MIT are looking at making wetties out of a new technology, which has seen them copy the concept of beaver fur. Beavers don't have any blubber coating to keep em warm, but rather a unique set-up of different hairs. Could make for some interesting ad campaigns...
If you're wondering why Kelly is sporting a black fingernail these days - here's why: it's a campaign run by Polishedman.com to bring awareness and support to physical or sexual abuse of children. Over $500,000 has been raised for the cause so far and two weeks remain. All funds raised through Polished Man are channelled into trauma recovery and trauma prevention programs for children who have suffered or are at risk of suffering violence globally.
Not a whole lot else happening, so here's a collection of some random shots snapped in our lekker lil town and a few spots down the coast during the past week.
Things looking rather dire in terms of good surf for the bay looking ahead, with only end of week showing a glimmer of groundswell. Time to get all that stuff done you've been putting off cos you been surfing....