Winter, she still be upon us for sure. Good waves, good winds, good rain. All good all round! If you ignore the specter of the nasty "C" word. Let's talk cold instead. It was cold! Air temps were frigid at times, as was the water.
Supers was super, and even Pipe was pucker. Millers was moody (and crowded), and Avo's was above average.
The wildside was most certainly wild, but also had some decent surf for those that knew ehere to look.
Even the locals caught a few family waves.
The secret spot at the end of the road had some fun, albeit, windy barrels on offer. Also water cold enough to turn you into a penguin.
North of the equator no such issues with cold tempretures. Swell going off it's pip. Double overhead for most of the week.
The PE boys stuck at Nias aren't complaining. Plenty of XL size shacks and no-one to share them with.
Still some perfect mornings in among the wind n rain. Just have to be motivated to get up to enjoy them!
You know when you can count upwards of 40 chokka boats hiding in the bay the weather is not so lekker!
Funky weather does give rise to some awesome cloud displays though. Here's the same cloud - captured by Luc at Schoenies and by Gideon at the Boardwalk.
Open ocean conditions during this season can be challenging! The container ships leaving the relative protection of Algoa Bay to head round Cape Recife take a pounding as they round the corner.
The "C" issue means a new form of litter now collecting on our beaches. Face masks should be on your face and not on the sand!
Nothing cooler than a Vee-dub as your surf caddy. Looks like this one is visiting from Somerset West?
Vintage shot from 1920 of the bathing pool at Happy Valley. Surf at Hummies back then must have been so good with regular washouts from the Sark River pushing nice sandbanks out there.
That's it for the week. Here's hoping this coming week keeps the ball rolling.
(PS - blame CarPark John for the cold weather. He caught a coupla waves last week - which is why it must be snowing! Great to hear the ballie finding his groove again)