The final 6 months of 2013 at least had a bit of swell, but still not a winter to be remembered. A few decent swells lit up Jbay, Bruce's was beaut, but PE got largely skunked. Most of the good swells ruined by heavy winds. Frustrating. Humewood had it's days. Millers had it's day. Every dog has it's day. Millers has 2 surf dogs. In the absense of waves we interviewed them.
Blood sacrifices were offered in an attempt to summon the waves. Fin vs shin times two. Fin wins both times.
The slipway claimed a victim after a paddle in from Baked Beans went awry. Scary to witness. Even scarier for the surfer. At least only a broken board not body. John had a close encounter with his board, which knocked some sense into him and he finally (at 60+ years young) ordered his first quad. The inaugural Cobbles Classic was a hit - headstands, D-fins and frontzip suits made a come-back.
The SA Junior Champs at Point turned boys into men.
Joff painted walls. Surf Centre launched a surf team. Guys launched at Humewood. Other guys launched themselves into the rocks at Avo's after dabbling with end section Clubhouse. Which was also tackled by a goggle and snorkel wearing bodysurfer.
Winter ended without beginning. Hardly any waves in the bank to survive the spring & early summer drought. Long flat spells saw tow-in skating take shape. Guys on ice-cream bikes charged the skatepark. A summer of sunsets and lightening. But no waves.
The only excitement was the beaches getting closed due to shark sightings cos of the dead whale. It didn't matter. There was no surf anyway.
A long, hot waveless December. Thank goodness I went to Indo. Where Christmas lunch arrived live via dinghy. And went "oink".
2013 over & out. Roll on 2014 - you owe us some waves!