Coupla waves here and there in the past week. As usual you scored if you had petrol in the tank. Heard of a few good sessions going down west of here with very few peeps in the water.
There were some other interesting things in the water too - a "baby" killer whale was spotted chilling out near Bird Island by Raggy Charters last week. Nothing much "baby" looking about him. See a fin that size cruise the back of the line-up would see a few guys walking on water I reckon. Even though he doesn't like snacking on humans it would still probably be one to watch from the beach rather.
The EP Grom surfing team which will compete at the annual Billabong Grommet Games at Pipe at the end of the month are desperately short of funds for the event. They need R25k for the 15 person team (about R1.7k per child) to equip and accommodate them through the event.
The team compromises of talented surfers from all backgrounds. Rich and poor, black and white - all stoked on surfing. Although half the team are surfers from "previously disadvantaged" communities they are all there based purely on their surfing ability. No token anything in our team and we stand a good chance of winning the event.
Whether you're able to help sonsoring tracksuits or bags, or are able to help with a cash donation - every little bit helps. Even R100! If you are able to assist please pop your bucks here:
EP Surfing, Standard Bank, Rink Street 050417 a/c no 080298818. Use reference EP gromgames & your name.
Also good to see some guys (including ex EP Grom team members Alex & Jonno) are chucking some of their old kit into the mix for the development lighties - boards, suits, leashes etc. If you have a few surfing items hanging about in the garage gathering dust, these would also be much appreciated. You can drop off at Surf Centre and they'll be collected from there.
CYOH held their first Surf Off of the year round the corner. Some good waves, great surfing and epic vibe as usual. You can check out all the shots from the day on the Comp News page here.
Speaking of comps, finally the Quik Pro at Snapper is back underway today. Round 3 nearly done with. Unfortunately the last Saffa hope, Travis, got done in by Taj. Bit of an upset with Julian Wilson getting blitzed by rookie Mitch Crew....serves him right though, apparently he burned Mitch badly on a few waves in the free surf yesterday - so karma bit him on the butt. Nice!
The stretch of water from Pipe out to the bell bouy looked like a highway of boats with the annual Bell Bouy challenge underway. A few surfers did the long haul out to the bouy and back, with wildside local Gustav Lokotsch winning the wetsuit category, and Dylan Stone in 8th, followed by Donovan Zoetmulder in 11th spot. Nice one guys - that's a flipping far swim. Now no excuses not to paddle out there on the next big swell and catch a few!