You know things are slow when the highlight of the week is the fact that it rained. Super scratchy surf on offer. Usual story. If you missioned you could find a wave. But not a helluva lot in the bay.
The groms don't mind iffy conditions though and went banana's at Lower Point in Jbay for the SeaHarvest SA Junior Champs. NMBM came 4thm with our best performers being Angeloa Faulker getting a 3rd in the u18's and Joel Dace getting a 3rd in u14's. Well done to all our groms for taking part and having a blast. The overall title was won by Buffalo City. First time their groms have won the comp.
Summer time is approaching fast. Which means be happy with knee high peelers. you can find 'em around for sure. Just need to upgrade your shooter to a log and you'll be good to go. Rumour has it that CarPark John might be finally thinking about a mini-mal. Time will tell.....
Yin yang weatherwise for the week - some perfect beach days interspersed with some horrendous weather days. But that's the change of season for you. Four seasons in one day.
Some vintage shots cropped up during the week. Always cool to see what our beachfront used to look like. Sure did have a heap more sand.
Industry news for the week was that Ripcurl got bought by a camping company Kathmandu for $200 million. Hmm. Their marketing hoopla said as follows: “Rip Curl transforms Kathmandu into a highly complementary, seasonally balanced, global outdoor and action sports business."
So there goes the last of the privately owned surf brands. All gobbled up by international business. Maybe a case of Icarus trying to fly too close to the sun. Woulda been better off staying niche instead of selling to department stores. Hindsight is an exact science as they say.