The first week of 2018 delivered a bit of everything. Some waves, some kick-ass weather, perfect summer combo right there.
Some of the waves were perfect mini-me shrinky-dink sized, whilst others were actual human-sized. Obviously the further west you west the better it got, right until the end of the road.
Sometimes surfing on the second most southerly tip of Africa does have it's challenges. Like being pretty close to the food chain.
Mid you, the prospect of meeting unfriendly fins doesn;t seem to deter the Cape Town ou's from getting a wave. Check out what Muizenburg looked like this week. Just you and 300 of your closest mates trying to grab a wave.
Conversely I was getting waves like this with just 2 to 3 of us in the water most of the time. Gotto love offseason in Indo. As usual we didn;t get too may shots of the cooking days cos too busy surfing. No-one wanted to waste time clicking the shutter button.
Of course there were still plenty of barrels on the wild side of PE. Provided you were teeny.
The other thing that's got teeny is the spit of sand between the beach and the canals in St Francis bay. A gig swell and spring tides could result in the sand dune being breached.
Luckily Cape St Francis doesn't seem to be suffering from the same beach erosion issues, and still has a lekker long beach to go and wander along.
Talking of sand - Sardinia bay has loads of it! You notice just how much when you have to slog back up the dues to get back to your car!
Summer is all about days on the beach - and there have been some beaut days in the bay to do just that.
All sorts of stuff washes up on the beach with the tide, including this motley collection of Slummies and PE ou's looking for a wave at the Point. On the far left is KO (otherwise known as Kevin Olsen) who is a Saffa shaper living in France. If ever you go to Hossegor (France's equivalent to JBay) look Kevin up as he has a rad lil villa near the beach that he rents out.
Summer surf is mostly about surviving on small knee high peelers, and the perfect summer sled is a mini-mal. If you in the market for a new stick you'll be glad to hear that Santa Claus is till in town. You can get a kiff Hurricane 7ft2 mini-mal for only R3500 from the Boardroom. Hurry cos only 3 left in stock!
Always cool to see the bay from high in the sky. Dean Cothill decided to hang ten over the pier. Glad to see I'm not the only one allergic to white socks.
Summer means lekker sunsets, and there has been no shortage of those.
Cool sunsets aren;t limited to the bay only, the wildside gets em too. Sometimes even with a cruise ship throw in.