The waves are back and I'm back in the water.
On day 33 I only sailed in the afternoon at Da Spot and it was great fun. Waist to shoulder high, as light/offshore/gusty as you can imagine. As clean as you can imagine too.
Yesterday (day 34, or voyage 34 (*) should I say) instead, I surfed Suicides in the morning. The photo below illustrates the fun conditions.
The late afternoon sailing session was a bit of a disappointer though, since, seen the beautiful shoulder to over head high waves, the place saw something like 16 surfers in the lineup. Should have gone earlier. Caught two wave and decided to go for a sunset beer with a friend at Lulu's.
Here's the great view from the terrace.
And here's a few pics that show the power of the zoom of my camera.
A set hits Publics.
A six men canoe catches a roller on the outside.
A bit of traffic in the body boarders line up.
And here's a bonus clip. Yeah, it was a bit noisy.
day waves: 16+14
average per day (30 days in the water): 23.7
Joel Parkinson won the ASP contest at Jeffrey's bay.
Meanwhile at Pozo the double elimination ladder of the PWA wave contest started.
(*) Voyage 34 is the most psychedelic album released by the Porcupine Tree. The ending guitar solo of Phase one is my favorite guitar solo ever. Couldn't find a good version on youtube, but I found a cover version of the very similar solo of Phase two: this guy did an excellent job.
I listened to this album relentlessly during the saddest period of my life (which had nothing to do with LSD or drugs, in case you wonder), quite a few years ago. It somehow helped me face the reality.
Listening to it now, brings back those memories and makes me appreciate even more the amazing life I have now.
The power of music...