Some decent waves book-ended the week - started with a bang on Monday with some solid swell filling into the bay, despite the light SSE. Things went quiet for the rest of the week until Sunday saw a good 15 second swell period let everyone finish off the week with a smile.
If PE had good waves you can only imagine how lekker the spots just to the west were. Cooking lines at JBay and further afield. Those who didn't make the trek down the road made do with the next best thing - firing Rincon.
The internet is still awash with talk of Mick Fanning's secret right sand point. Turns out it's been right in front of our eye's all along! OK. Maybe not. But we PE surfers are nothing if not unfailingly optimistic.
Mid week saw the usual flat spell, but the lack of surf didn't stop Gideon from coming up with a cool shot of the beach at Pollock. Even if you don't manage to hook a surf even being at the beach and getting your toes in the sand can put a smile on your dial.
The Madibaz kicked off the competitive year with their first comp on Friday, and went wildside hunting to find some decent waves. Gregory Cuthbert took the win with Daniel Rumbelow in @nd possie. After finishing 3rd at SA's last year the team are back on a mission to regain the trophy they won in 2015.
Batten down the hatches if you live on the east coast. A frothing monster headed you way - hopefully some of the huge east swell generated by that makes it's way down the coast to us!
Jean Tresfon is a CT local who regularly takes to the air to get some amazing shots of our beautiful coastline. Last week he spotted a massive school of tuna lurking about just off overberg. Can imagine the frenzy all the fishermen got into after seeing that!
Did an article this week about why colour on your stick is the next best thing to sliced bread. Ask any surf photag and they'll tell you having some brightness on your board makes a shot pop. Find out more here...(and what your colour choice says about you)
Samsung have pulled the plug on their sponsorship of the WSL effective immediately. Things looking a bit ragged around the edges with first the CEO resigning (no doubt saw the writing on the wall) and no the main sponno doing a runner. The elusive billionaire Dirk Ziff who already bankrolls the WSL might just be digging deeper into his pocket.
Any peeps in PE keen for a Swim Free Confidence Underwater course on the 18th or 19th of March hosted by John McCarthy? The course costs R750pp, takes 5 hrs and by the end of it you should be ready to handle any beating the ocean decides to throw at you. Pop down a comment if you game.
Check out the link to find out more info
Was heading down a wormhole looking for an old shot of Kelly during his board babe days for the "Bright is Better" article, which was like trying to find a 4 leaf clover cos it was in the pre-internet era. Came across a classic shot of big wave legend Laird Hamilton as a lightie with none other than Brooke shields on the back of his bike. He was cool from the get-go.
Bruce Weber takes some amazing portraits of surfers, you can check some of his work out here:
That's it for the week peeps. Looks like this week might offer up a few opportunities to get wet, so don't miss out.