Lekker weather. Bogger all surf. So had to be content with kiff sunrises and sunsets and not much water action. Couple teeny lines out west late in the week, and a few dribbly one's over the weekend kept everyone from having a serious bout of non-surf grumpiness (only a surfers partner knows the feeling).
The zero swell conditions meant that the red tide had time to sneak it's way back into the bay and come really close in to shore. Seems to extend from the bay all the way out to Seals. Eish.
The council is getting pretty sticky about having dogs on leads on the beach. Looks like it could cost you a wee bit should you fail to adhere to the regulations...
It is of course a lil photoshop job by someone, but worth a giggle nonetheless.
Early morning dawn patrols didn't yield much in the way of waves, but were made worth the effort cos the sunrises didn't disappoint. Stand by for an upcoming blog on why we get such lekker sunrises and sunsets in winter.
Shark Rock Pier is PE's "go-to" spot for sunrise and sunset shots. Although it seems like it's been around forever construction on it only began back in 1988. Which I 'spose is kinda "forever" ago. You can check out the history of Hobie Beach and Shark Rock Pier here.
Doesn't matter if the surf's flat - now there's no excuse to not get some exercise anyway. The gym equipment that used to be at Hobie has now been moved to Pipe (cos at Hobie it had to get removed every year for Ironman).
Sardine run time of year so keep those eye's peeled for finned visitors passing through. Fair sized grey suit cruised the Seals and JBay line-ups over the weekend which resulted in a sudden thinning of crowds.
Dave Lippie got to Seals on Sunday and couldn't believe his luck when he saw a few fun lil peelers and no-one out. Not knowing there'd been a visitor earlier he was out in a flash, and had a coupla hours all to himself. Luckily he isn't exactly bite-sized, so very little chance of a quizzy shark encounter.
Just in case you thought when ou's said it was flat they were exaggerating...
Looks like a bit of a bump in the swell hopefully later in the week, so hold thumbs. Water been fairly nippy lately, so probably a good time to consider that new suit of you been trying to see how far into the winter you can push that leaky-seamed, hole-in-the-crotch wettie you been hanging on to.