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The week that was… by Millerslocal.co.za – Millerslocal’s Blog:
Coupla days to get wet on during the week, but a lot more heat waves than real waves unfortunately. Has made for some lekker days on the beach, despite the surf being a bit hit and miss.
The calm conditions have seen water viz be pretty darn good on a few occasions, you coulda swum out there with your goggles and had a good chance of spotting Nemo. Waters been so warm you’d also be able to swap the wettie for baggies without becoming hypothermic within 30 minutes.
Now that the hype around the Eddie has died down a bit, some shots are starting to surface of other spots that were going off on the Eddie swell – like Jaws. Here’s Brazzo Yuri Soledade on what many are calling the biggest wave ever surfed out there. The thing started to pitch midway through his ride and he thought he was about to become Chicken Licken with the sky falling in on his head – but thankfully he made the section – and now might well stand a chance at winning the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year.
Been on a bit of a mission recently tracing down PE’s surf history. One of the ou’s I chatted to was Bruce Matthew, who was the first guy to make surfboards in PE – shaping under the Seal Point label. If anyone happens to have a Seal Point board in their collection would be great if you could snap a shot of it, and send that together with the board deets through to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Bing shot through a cool wrap on their first coupla months in Mexico. Brad & Hannah have swapped Maldives for Mexico and are now surf-guiding in Punta Mita for Tropic Surf. You can check out Hannah’s wrap and shots here http://www.millerslocal.co.za/travel-blog/life-in-the-land-of-tequila
Bunch of compo’s happened over the weekend. The groms had the first Tag Team event at Pipe which was a blast.
Shot to CYOH who donated a whole bunch of second hand wetties to Development Surfing just before the comp. They’d been collected through CYOH’s various charity drives. Reduce, reuse, recycle – and share the stoke! If you have any old wetties you no longer use, give CYOH a yell and they’ll find ’em a new home.
Groms take note – another comp coming up soon so get your entries in asap – as numbers are limited for the Grom Comp happening at Pipe on 19th/20th March. Snooze you lose! Entry forms here http://www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za/13055-2/
The loggers decided to mix things up a bit for their 4th trial, and went round the corner to Noordhoek to glide along the peeling rights, which are ideally suited to logging.
Eye’s peeled for a pink Globe skateboard that got nicked from Taz Wright’s car. It’s a one of a kind in PE, and even more noticable thanks to it’s blue and green wheel mix. See anyone on it then kindly re-appropriate it on Taz’s behalf.
Not sure how to keep the lighties entertained over Easter – chuck em off to camp – surf camp! Surf Centre are running a 3 days Learn to Surf Camp, deets below.
Local shutterbug Dean Cothill who usually brings us kiff shots of the Pier and surrounds has upgraded to shooting waterfalls in Nordic climes instead! He’s visiting the Faroe islands and is getting some awesome shots of all things snow-capped!
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