The weekend dished up a few waves if you traveled west, or didn't mind the chop in the Bay. Another quiet week before that though. We seem to be in the flat week, weekend waves cycle at the moment, which I guess has those stuck at work/school smiling.
JBay is starting to warm-up for the upcoming WSL comp, and has already had some cooking swells this winter. The scaffolding is starting to go up for the comp and local photag Robbie Irlam will be hoping he can "borrow" the platforms for a few sessions before the comp kicks off.
Speaking of comps - the SA Open kicks off at Pipe on Tuesday - and there may actually even be some waves. Shock, horror! It would confuse everyone senseless should Pipe actually deliver good surf to coincide with a comp! Mobile venue so the guys can pick up sticks and head round the corner if need be.
Our East Cape locals keep up their winning streak - this past weekend saw St Francis's Crystal Hulett and Micheal Hill win the Longboard divisions in the City Surf Series in Durbs.
The pier is probably PE's most iconic landmark, so it's always cool to see an unusual photo of it - how this one from Paul Wright showing some "light painting" . Light painting is basically lighting some steel wool and whipping it about in varying directions whilst photographing with a slow shutter speed to catch all the movement.
Aloes usually mean waves, but sometimes we get aloes and no waves. Ah well, win some lose some. Plenty of sand at Humewood is seems, so be interesting if we do get a bit of a swell going through there soon.
All you ever needed to know about ding repair below:
Some beaut weather this past week - which meant some beaut sunrises. Kudos to the brave peeps who get up early to score these shots, and brave the nippy conditions.
And of course if there's a lekker sunrise you can be assured of a lekker sunset. Much easier to photograph - no early mornings required!
Anyone over the age of 40 should be familiar with these! It used to be the only way to predict what swell was coming, and you had to buy the newspaper to see 'em! See a centre pressure of 980 and below and you'd know it was coming! As nice as all the fancy internet models are with their reds and purples, it's still lekker to see a whole lined of sabre-toothed monsters heading our way.