Yip, that right there pretty much sums up the surf this week. It was pretty dismal. The odd slide was to be had if you headed east or west of the bay, but even then you were kinda scratching. A proper summer doldrum kinda week. Sticky, sweaty, muggy....and no surf. Unless you really looked hard.
It's week's like these that make everyone seriously consider having a longboard in the quiver. Cos at least you can still get wet on the teeny stuff, and don't have to resort to push gliding shopping trolleys down the aisles at the Spar.
Sad to say goodbye to Welcome, the long time beach cleaner of the Hobie/Millers stretch - he's haunt for the past 37 years. Local resident Lynne Neubert organised a farewell party for him together with some other beach regulars to say thanks for the great job he did of keeping our possie clean. Which he did - not a morning went by when it wasn't spic n span. If you'd like to drop Welcome a gift to say thanks for his efforts then contact Lynn as she's still collecting goodies for him and will see him before he leaves for his up-country retirement at the end of Feb.
The Billabong SA Interclub Champs went down at Seals over the weekend. Congrats to PE team CYOH Surf Club for hooking a 2nd possie - for the 4th year in a row! The title was claimed by Cape Town team SWOT, with Jeffreys Bay Boardriders in 3rd & last years winners, Seals Boardriders, in 4th.
No surf no problem. More ou's should take a leaf outta Bruce Anderson's book and do a lil beach clean when the waves are not cooperating. Bruce was quite stoked they named a surf spot after him as well!
Sunday's meant to be a day of rest but the skollies don't seem to abide by those rules, or any rules for that matter. Photographer Luc Hosten was enjoying a quiet brekkie at Something Good when things got a bit exciting: ""While I was there a car was broken into. We presume the locking of the car was jammed. There was a lot of running around in the parking area and this car left the area at high speed. The registration number can unfortunately not be made out."
So - keep an eye out for what looks like a white VW golf or polo as it may be part of the sketchy crew. Not exactly an uncommon kinda cabbie, but at least you know what possibly to be aware of when you parking your car for a surf.
Valentine's Day coming up this week, and Surf Centre are throwing out a wettie special so if you manage to hint obviously enough to your better half you can score a wetsuit at a good price. Winters coming up so a good idea to upgrade your rubber.
Did I mention the surf was pretty flat all week? Here's a reminder - Wednesday morning cooking session at da Pipe.
Luckily the local PE surfers are a super talented lot - so when the swell isn't cooperating they get up to other stuff. How's this amazing art by Robyn van der Merwe.
A week in PE wouldn't be complete without an awesome sunset or two. Luc is always happy to oblige! The odd day this week looks surfable, but otherwise plan to get your glide on by sliding across the kitchen floor in your socks,