Another long weekend chalked off. Still 2 more to go this year. Here's hoping they also coincide with some swell. Peeps got properly pitted over the last few days. Even PE had some waves. But yoh, there were some smokers just a lil way down the N2 as well.
Local photag Nick Cadle made the mission to Supers and stood in the pee'ing rain to get some great shots - check em out <here>. PE style-meister Brownie Moulang snagged some bombs. International crew Taylor Knox and the Coffin kids were also in the line-up, both at JBay and St Francis. Wondering how many guys got washed off the jump-rock? Been there. Done that. Great entertainment of you aren't the one getting washed off!
The trials at Chopes got a lil gnarly - and it wasn't cos of the waves. Surf was pretty bleak, but ou's were amping. Tis a big deal to crack the main event. Jamie O'Brien was in 3rd, needing just a 3 to advance into the next heat. With 30 seconds left in the heat he got into a paddle battle with Ricardo Santos. You ain;t gonna beat a Brazzo in a paddle battle too easily, so Ricardo won out. Jamie had such a mindblast that he proceeded to drop in on Ricardo, and turn around and punch him in the face just as he bottom turned!
J.O.B did recover from his temporary insanity, and apologized to Ricardo afterwards. Just don't think he'll be going to Brazil anytime soon.
Here's a classic lil clip from Surfer Mag, of why you shouldn't just assume your boat driver knows what's potting just cos he's local. He can still end up getting you into a spectacularly kak spot!