Wasn't the only one wondering what it was, as someone got hold of the NSRI and they went off to check it out. Dirk Erasmus reported back saying they found out it was a tumbleweed! We might be a hick town but I never thought we got tumbleweed's here! Who woulda thought!?
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Walking back down the beach this week noted how many urchins had washed up. The dichotomy of nature is such that something as eina as an urchin moves through it's "I'm gonna poke ya foot and make ya miserable" phase to becoming a really pretty pumpkin shell that most people enjoy picking up off the sand and taking home with them. There does appear to be a hellva lot more urchins on the reef at Millers than normal though, with at least 1 or 2 surfers a week getting some spikes through their foot.
On Saturday a lightie had the lower half of his leg bitten off whilst surfing Murphy's, the beach break at Buffels Bay near Knysna.
On Sunday a skiboat about 800m off the backline at Noordhoek got bumped by an aggressive shark, which the skipper reckoned was bigger than his boat. So why all the shark activity at the moment? Apparently the sardines are off shore, and the cold water is coming a bit closer to shore than normal - meaning the sards are closer to shore - and so are their predators.
Timelapse captured by Jared Cassidy.