The week started off with a bomb. A photo-bomb to be precise. Jonno Coffey was happily going for his boost whilst a chick posed for her pic at the end of the pipe. Nice capture by Craig Potgieter.
Bit of a slow week again for surf in the bay. More action in the car park than the surf.
The new fence went up at Pipe after a coupla weeks of being able to walk where ya wanted. No more over-the-dunes missions now. Gonna be even harder to get Carpark John outta the car park now.
Plenty of PE surfers still on surf missions overseas, which is good timing given the absence of surf at home. Nic Flood and James Booth-Jones are at Lakey Peak in Indo at the mo and hooking into some lekker looking waves. Nic's been taking his GoPro out with him so expecting to see some rad shots soon.
No surf AND no electricity?? That's what happened to the peeps in JBay this week. Cool to see Billabong on the ball - organised their staff to do a beach clean-up whilst the power was off. Good stuff. We'd have lekker clean beaches if we all just remembered to pick up a piece of trash or two every time we came back in from a surf. Not hard. Keep ya beach clean!
Not every day you find out you're a breakfast item. Turns out Millers Local is on the menu for Something Good's new Get Fit menu. Thinking about asking 'em whether we can put in an "Add wave" item under the "Add bacon" option!?
Local photag Stan Blumberg was stoked when Ripcurl approached him to use his kiff shot of Mick Fanning ripping at Supers for their latest ad in the Zag. Inside page double spread. Lekker.
Staying in JBay. The surf mighta been slow, but the skies sure as hang weren't. Robbie Irlam was on the beach shooting when next thing this ou screamed overhead. Seen him buzz the PE beachfront a coupla times too. Rad toy to have in ya cupboard for when you need that adrenalin rush! If there's room for a board you could get across to Donkey Bay for a quick lunchtime sesh and be back for lunch!
Being Spring there's plenty of sealife about at the moment. Coupla whales lurking about, as well as a seal which has taken up residence on Devil's Reef just off Millers. Catches peeps out the first time you spot his outstretched flipper - which at first glance bears a striking resemblance to a fin.
Just to finish off a really nothing-muchness week, the ASP decides to gooi in a curveball and change their name. Goodbye ASP, hello WSL. Which stands for World Surfing League. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue now does it. No doubt paid a thick wad of greenbacks to the media-monkeys for that one. Maybe they should have paid extra to find out that the term "League" refers to a competition structure which involves teams?! Oh - and maybe a quick google search to see that WSL is already taken. No doubt the FA's Women's Soccer League will be stoked with the extra coverage they'll be getting. WSL?! Really. Kak name. Period.
Here's hoping Laurie Towner got paid plenty for taking a beating at Chopes this week. A swell similar to the Code Red monster of a coupla years ago smashed into Chopes and the ou's were on site to film a scene for Point Break 2. Laurie is a stunt double for the character Johnny Utah in the movie, and towed into an evil lil west bowl. Looked lekker to start with then went mutant and got him a broken jaw, some stitches in the lip an eye lid, whip lash and a couple small puncture wounds that went through his neck and into the back of his mouth, apparently just missing an artery.
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