Some waves about last week but generally accompanied by annoying devil winds. They ain't called devil for nothing! Of course the devil's in the detail, and they can be perfectly offshore if you know where to look. JBay photag Robbie Irlam was visiting a mate on PE's wildside and awoke to find 8-10ft sets detonating outside the front window. And no takers....
Schoenies local Luc Hosten also had some good one's in his front yard - also all going unridden. So no shortage of waves around if you're prepared to make a bit of effort.
If you didn't mind lumpy bumpy one's then Pipe and Millers had some on offer. At least you can be assured with Big Dave's dodgy phone camera that it definitely was better than it looked! Not sure how he manages to get that "I've smeared Vaseline over the lens" look so consistently!
Of course the surf was pumping in the Maldives all week......
Hard to be stuck at home whilst our yacht is anchored in places like this....
But at least the beautiful winter sunrises and sunsets continued to impress....
If you're walking along Cape Recife or the wildside beaches keep your eye's peeled for the paper Nautilus shells as a few have been found recently. They're actually the home of an octopus-type creature, but unlike normal octopi who lurk about in the rocks, these dudes float about on the top of the sea surface.
Always the smallest days that end up eating you. Seals local Brad Beck - who's currently based in Mexico as a surf guide, was out logging a teeny day and ended up meeting Mr Reef. Luckily being in Mexico, a lime is never far away. Squeeze a bit on the cut to kill the coral, and then use the rest for your tequila!
Charts looking quite active for the next coupla weeks, so just gotto hold thumbs that the winds don't p*ss on the parade. The forecast shows open ocean swells, so for PE you pretty much divide it by 4 to get a better idea of what the bay will be like (and also bear in mind swell angle - anything which too much west doesn't bend in so lekker). JBay on the other hand....