Another flattish week in the bay, with winter still in hiding somewhere. At least a decent lil swell popped up on Saturday morning so the ou's could finish the JBay Open.
As usual the swell size increased incrementally the further west you drove. Dylan Lightfoot took the opportunity to bust out some big airs, and test the shock absorption capabilities of his knee joints. Joys of being young and having bendy bones still.
Mick was no doubt stoked with the victory at Jbay, probably went a long way to putting his demons from last year's encounter to rest. Nothing like a win to erase bad memories. He seems to be surfing so much better now that the pressures off and he's just in it for the jol this year. He'll only be surfing select events during the year as is taking a bit of a year off.
Plenty of PE guy's made the mission up the coast to go watch the world's best surfers doing their thing. CarPark John and hos mate Chris were strolling back up the beach after a surf when 2 ou's came up to ask them for their picture (or was it the other way around!?) John being a Kelly fan asked the other ou who he was. Um, Mick Fanning, your current world champ, maybe!? John reckons the tshirt on the head confused him!
Bit of nostalgia during the week. Back to the glory days of surf shops in Rink Street, this time looking at Beachbreak, and how it's history from Main Street via Rink street and finally RUssel Rd & Greenacres. Neil Dorward and Chappy Adshade taking us on the trip down memory lane. Check it out here:
Some more lekker art coming outta Jbay. Stevo is doing some epic stuff with his posca pens and paint. If you have a blank spot on your wall this is the best way to fill it up for sure. Check out his gallery at the Core Surf shop, plus he does custom stuff too, so just tune him what you want.
The charts aren't looking too exciting for the coming week, so no doubt Neptune must be storing up all his energy for something pretty damn epic when he finally decides to unleash it on us!