From feast to famine in the space of a week. After 2 cranking surf weeks summer returned with a bang this week. Lekker sunny weather, crystal blue water....and bogger-all waves. Other than a sneaky Tuesday early morning sesh in 16 sec ground swell before the east came up.
The kiff summer weather meant perfect conditions for the ou's in the Ocean Swim series. Nice to see the beachfront getting used for all sorts of activities.
Summer and the east's also mean these lil critters are about in droves. Pretty to look at, not so pretty when they sting the shite outta you. Best treatment of the stinging result of a close encounter with Mr Bottle is to try pour hot water over the sting - as hot as you can bear without burning yourself (cos sting plus burn would be doff). The hot water denatures the protein within the sting - as in breaks it down, so it don;t sting no more.
Summer-time is perfect for small clean beautifully shaped beachies. Like this one caught by Chris Scott down the road. No takers other than the photag!
Coupla windless days during the week - great opportunity to get up high and look down on the world. Nevil Hullet snapped a few kiff shots of his hood, St Francis Bay, during the week.
The latest edition of the Boardtalk has hit the shelves - grab it at Surf Centre Humewood or the SStrand Spar. Plenty of local surf action and stories. Shot to Sean Coppin for getting the mag out regularly.
If you find yourself heading east and ending up in Port Alfred, then give Cuan McGregor and the Shaka Surf School a holler. These ou's will get you up and riding in no time, and you'll have a blast doing it.
That time of year again when the Fence locals have to start sharing their hood with Playland. Grab a quick rollercoaster ride en route to the beach! The Playland peeps have arrived and will start setting up this week. Candyfloss and bumper cars happening soon.
Eish - big fire along Marine Drive over the weekend. No-one's certain what started it, but props to the firefighters for doing a great job of keeping Schoenies safe.
Another summers week ahead - so plan to do some driving if you're keen to get wet.