Coupla waves about last week, specially if you spent some petrol money to head outta town. Jbay had some nugs, and Seals offered a glimpse of upcoming winter gems in summer conditions. But as the saying goes, gotto pay the piper to play in the band. As usual there was some surf tax to be paid. So everyone say thanks to Mush Hide for kindly donating his longboard so you could all score cooking Seals.
Mush is never one to turn a good deal down, so jumped at the opportunity to get 3 boards for the price of one. And knowing Mush - he'll probably even manage to rip on the mini-boards he ended up with. Another unlucky soul was spotted getting a dunking at Supers. Supers Sinus Flush Special for you today boet.
As usual the bay didn't quite deliver the same quality as our neighbours to the west, but still some fun surf to be had. Even a few floggings if you rolled the dice at the House. Water went a bit nippy, which caught out the guys thinking that boardies were still the go. Stupid red tide is still about, yawn.
Further west you went the better the surf. Vic Bay had some smokers. Hadn't shown up on the charts as being quite as good as it was, so rule #1 of always drive to the beach to check anyway holds. You rely on the charts and you could miss out.
An old vintage beaut showed up at Garth Robinson's door - it's got a Sunset Surf label - so if any of the ballies out there can share some info about who shaped for the label and where it came from that'd be schweet. Thinking it comes from Cape Town cos Carpark John says his first board was a Sunset Surf and the dude who sold it to him said it came from CT.
Local metal band, The Cake is a Lie, disproved you can only drink beers for sundowners. An early morning sun-rise shoot at Hobie Beach saw the ou's slukking a cold one to wake up. Always rad to have your couch on the beach. Beats having to lie on a stupid sandy towel, that's for sure.
Dig metal - check the band out here: https://www.facebook.com/thecakeisalieyo
Not only did the weekend see 2 local trials go down - the Groms and the longboarders, but also the start of the first event on the ASP WCT for 2014. Snappy rights at Snapper. Stoked to announce that Billabong will be sponsoring some kiff prizes for the ML Fantasy Surfer comps again this year. Lekker Billabong hamper up for grabs if you can guess who'll win at Snapper. Get kitted out in a Billabong cap, TShirt & boardies, and score a deck grip and leash for your board (valued at R1600). Wanna win? Enter here.