Nup, that wasn't this week. Wish it was. Yet again the bay has a pretty mundane run of surf. There was the odd "highlight" - when the wind actually stopped blowing for two whole mornings of the entire week - and there were some fun lil lumps to be had. Almost felt like the Twilight Zone or something to be out there in windless glassy conditions, a bit like something was missing. Ah yes, the wind!
October continues to blow it's pip off on most days, and everyone will be more than happy when we move on to November at the end of the week - and hopefully less wind, and maybe even the odd wave. The average wind speed so far this month has been 24 km/h.
October might have sucked for wind, but turn out September 2016 was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA. Not that surfers need any excuse to hide out in the barrel.
Pop this in your diaries peeps - the #Push&Coast events will be kicking off again 5 Nov at 4pm, meet at Something Good. Lekker cruisey skate from there along the boardwalk down to Kings Beach skatepark. All the deets here...
Thankfully PE always delivers something (besides wind). And this week was no exception, with Luc Hosten capturing a lekker sunset over Schoenies. Would be willing to trade sunsets for waves....
The Pitbull Pride Walk was held at Schoenies on Sunday and this lil (long) ou was spotted in his lifevest. Apparently dachshunds don't stay upright so lekker when they try swim, so need a bit of help when it comes to buoyancy.
Looks like the backwash at the pier has been giving rise to some of the best waves in PE at the moment, so if you're in need of a saltwater dose grab a boogie board and hook a few reverse runners.
The Meo Pro is on in Portugal, the second last stop of the WSL. Jordy Smith is doing well, and has advanced to the quarters. Hopefully he can sneak another podium visit.
Forecasts for the bay look pretty dire again for the week, so maybe go grab a tarp as it's gonna be the only way to get barreled...