The good run of swell continued, with the week opening up with a bang. Hard to argue with cooking surf on a Monday. And more on Tuesday. And by Wednesday everyone was boggered and lil lines rolled in by late arvo with no-one to ride 'em.
Bryan Moulang and his single fin reaping the benefits of great manners. Bryan's lady is learning to surf and she had just caught a wave, so he paddled in to check on her and paddle her back out - and this lil peeler swung wide and he was in the perfect spot to hook it.
#MannersMakethMan (also helps him score waves!)
Out west definitely had some peach days during the week, and those that put the k's on their cabbie were rewarded with some bombs. But for once you didn;t actually even have to leave the bay to get some good one's.
International women's day midweek meant you had to be nice to the ladies and hand over a few set waves. Pretty much every day of the week every week of the year is some or other International Day. Eish. We been commercialized to the point of no return. Even surfing has it's own day.
Some surf spots have pretty obtuse names. Others don't entail too much deduction as to why they're called what they're called. Pipe would be one of the spots which fits in the latter category. Here's why...
Some tourists got value for money this week when their boat trip out past Cape Recife saw them happen upon an Orca hunting pack that were chasing a pod of dolphins. Always someone bigger than you in the food chain...
Some serious easterlies during the week meant that the blue bottle army showed up on our shores again. A lot smaller than a killer whale but will hurt you all the same! Remember the best way to treat a sting is to use hot water - as hot as you can bear, as this breaks down the protein of the stuff that's stinging you.
At least the east isn't wasted. The kiters get out there and make the most of the onshore washing machine conditions.
Props to Chris Bertish who completed his SUP across the Atlantic in 93 days. Crazy gnarly conditions and totally unsupported during the trip, Chris is a legend!
Slummies surf photag Pierre de Villiers was in PE for the weekend. Unfortunately the waves didn't co-operate, but Pierre still managed to hook some lekker shots of our hood.
After a slight lull the surf got back to being fun on Friday, Lyell Watson getting some nose time at Pipe,
Despite the homping pomping winds of Saturday there were still some nooks and crannies that could deal with the conditions. Throw in a lekker full moon to complete the picture.
Greg Christy's new toy got some nice aerial shots showing how the sand spit at the Kromme river mouth is still solid enough to keep the spring tide swells out. Been long standing concerns that the sea will finally break through the spit and cause all sorts of kak for the canal system.
The week wouldn't be complete without a sunrise or sunset shot from Schoenies local Luc Hosten.
Bit of easterly groundswell due to hit the bay first thing this week. Just hoping the winds hold off long enough for everyone to sneak a ride or two in.