Everywhere else seems to be getting waves other than the bay. Like PA, not looking too shabby at all (image Peter Britz). JBay & Seals have had some good days. But the bay. She be flat, or close to it. That means there're a lot of frothing surfers without waves. So anytime there is a small lil bump there're a stack of guys scrambling all over it. Which means that sometimes ou's forget their manners. Don't. Everyone is just as hard up for waves as you are. So bite the bullet and don't lose sight of basic surf etiquette. Need a refresher course? Take a look...
Peter Coffey paid the price for an over-crowded under-waved line-up when he had the nose of his board taken off by a beginner riding over him. Think a good approach to dinged or bust boards is to make the ou who rides into you pay the damages. If someone dings your car they pay, so the same principle should apply to a board. Then maybe the guys would be a bit more careful.
Brad Beck has escaped the flat spell at home by bailing to the Maldives for a stint as a surf guide over there. Not a kak job to have to surf all day - in kiff waves, warm water, waving palm trees and wearing baggies. And definitely not slumming it all feral-like either. Four Seasons hotel if you don't mind. Gonna let him settle in for a few weeks then hit him up with and interview to find out all about island life.
Not much else going on due the almost complete lack of surf in the bay, so here's a few shots from the week.