Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jet Skis - not happy!

These guys have been hanging around for a few days and pissing off the local surf community and anybody else hoping to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the bay. Apparently they are from Kojonup and many of us just wish they would go back there. This is the main family beach of this area, and although they are around the bay a little but not enough, the noise they make is incessant and insidious. You can certainly hear how bad it is!
They were apparently also drinking on the beach which is again not appropriate considering the nature of the amenity.

Yes, we should share the ocean but I think there is a limit and hopefully the local council may chose to make some changes as I think they are going to hear about it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just for a little contrast.............

.......whilst I was playing happily on my mats yesterday at the point in moderately sized waves this is what was happening a little further around the bay.........

............big ugly top to bottom close outs..........

............. following rapidly one after the other.......

with the occasional big barrel if you were game!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fins can really cut you up!

Considering last years ankle injury at a similar time of the year, an unbelievable incident just a week before the J-Bay round has seen Parko end up in hospital with as nasty a surfing injury as I have seen in a while.
He was riding this wave when he disappeared eventually popping up in the whitewater in agony apparently having been slashed by one of his fins resulting in this appalling and ugly look cut through to the bone.
He is in good hands though and confident he will make the Tahiti round.

There is definitely an OHS advantage for those of us who choose to ride a "Soft Machine"!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Out of towners!

Never surfed here and it was certainly too big and shifty for me to consider today. Much bigger than what they look here with some being well over double overhead. But for these visitors, not a problem. I missed the wave of the day that included a fantastic and quite long stand up barrel!