Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trapped on an island

Today we ran the first of a more bodyboardiong contests taht don't yet have a name. We were lucky to score good caves for the contest seeing how bad it has been lately.

The tide didn't bugger us around a bit and the few that judged plus me were later stuck on an island that we judged from because the water came so high. We managed to get to the mountain and had to use the skills we learn't from years of watching ninja warrior to get us up steep mountain faces

All-in-all a good day. Everyone had fun and was a good experience.

The results were as follows:

Mens open:

First place: Marc Webster
Second place: Stefan Roos
Third Place: Mafoos
Fourth place: Bernard Hoogendijk

Boys under 16:

First place: Tristan Roberts
Second place: W.L Pretorius

Expression session:

Kyle Cabano

Some photos taken when I wasn't judging



Malcolm clearly doesn't watch ninja warrior



Vertical limits



Webster with a pop revo in the finals



Webster with a big roll in the finals




Webster. steep take-off

Saturday, July 24, 2010

eugene terror

Today was the true meaning of epic fail. Woke up early to go to the beach expecting some big, cooking wedges only to arrive and find big heavy closeouts.

Sat out to take photos while the braver paddled in. I got some nuce photos but nothing amazing. Enjoy it.



Heavy it was



This one blew real hard



Some artiness went down while there were no waves



Tiaan K in a deep barrel

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Tiaan K shower bank

Friday, July 23, 2010

mongrel

Have had a good week of waves so far. Have not surfed the greatest waves but scored cooking caves twice and average caves once.

Have not been taking many photos lately because seeing as the sunsets at 6:15 everyday I only have 3 hours between the time that I get home and sunset to surf so when I get home I surf till I can.

Have my contest this coming weekend so get down to the beach people and come surf for some money with us. Contest will start at about 8:30 so please try be there by 8:00 so we can do entries. We will meet at the koeel bay parking lot and surf beaches if caves is to big.

Some photos from caves recently



Rigard flying



Mellish



Lone seagull



Apparently the new name for the road

Monday, July 19, 2010

sunset

This is all I have for you.

Enjoy

x

Sunday, July 18, 2010

boland team weekend

Had a sick weekend with the Boland team. Some good times and some sick waves. Weather was good aswell making for some happy camping. Got some nice photos as well.

For those of you who don't know I am running a bodyboarding competition . It will be held on this coming weekend. Either Saterday or Sunday depending on the conditions. It will be a mobile venue but between Caves and Betties bay, no further than that. For those that have not yet checked it heres the link http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=142202139123528&ref=ts

Some photos.



Photo of me hitting it. Photo by Paul De Klerk



Bernard deep in the barrel. Photo by me



Tiaan Hoeben with a nice reverse. Photo by me



Justin Hoeben getting shacked. Photo by me



Justin Hoeben getting barreled again. Photo by me

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

bikini-time

Yes kids thats right. It's time for bikini season. It had a decent wave today but not for bodyboarding. Was very fast and lumpy but it's a start. Sat behind the lens today though and snapped a few good photos.

Here they are. Enjoy x.



A bit of fungus that looked amped for a portrait



Murky waters



You have entered the house of God



Surfer were getting some long rides



Shaun Van Tonder with a big air revo

PS. if you are interested in buying a Nikon D60 and lenses contact me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

new header

You might have realised that I have changed the header of my blog. The other one was kind of outdated. Like it or not it's here to stay.

I leave you with a photo of achmed.

x

Monday, July 12, 2010

seamenemeny

So the last day of the holiday it is. Mangaged to score some waves on a shallow reef. It ended up cooking. Spain won the world cup 2010. no comment.

Here are some photos with one photo from the reef yesterday.



Dylan Bik on a fun one



Vlooi boy with his army haircut



Henk Esterhuysen wit ha sick little air forward



Good left. surfable?



The reef on low tide

Friday, July 9, 2010

heavy days

Scored some rather big and heavy waves today around the coast. After a few minor problems we left for the spot at about 10:30. We got there as it was cooking but after about 30 min the onsshore picked up and the tide got too high. We waited it out and ended up scoring.

Got a couple of beatings today, my board took one for the team but other than that I had a good surf.

Some photos. Action shots by Mafoos and W.l and empty wave photos by me.



Me- reverse photo by Mafoos



Insane empty rolling through



Insane left- gassed like a bitch



Julian gunning it down the line- photo by W.l



Me- air drop into hell moments before I died



Me- bottem turning a fatty. Photo by Mafoos



Throwing quite wide

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

gale force glassy barrels

Today was rather strange to tell the truth. Woke up and the sun was halfway through the sky?

Anyway headed to the beach. Ramped a few sand dunes. Got a couple of epic photos and scored sick waves.

First stop was at a undisclose beach break where all we did was ramp the sand dunes and explore a bit. Then we stopped at the reef in pringles where we paddled in only to realise that it was too small to break. After a solid hour I only caught 4 waves so we headed to the next stop which happened to be kogel-baai. Glassy pits. null-crowd. Took a few photos then paddled in and got so biscuit.

Empty wave photos by me and surf photos by Julian Parsons.



Me- dandy bottomturn



Mafoos sick invert



The ocassional empty like this rolled through



The reef. once every 20min



Sick beachie



Mafoos fat ARS



Me- clean reverse

Sunday, July 4, 2010

parsley

Just got back from an epic west coast mission. Did not score like we would have liked to but we tested our limits at some heavy reef and also a dash of slab. Camping was good with some insane inside jokes to be remembered.

1st day: pack car and leave for Lamberts bay. swell is hoeplessly too big so we set camp
2nd day: look for waves but settle for yo-yo's, swells to big
3rd day: score sick beachie followed by a fun reef session and big beachie
4th day: after alot of brain storming we decide to head down the coast because up cost would not be working. Head down to a heavy reef that was supposed to be pumping but arrive at crosshore heavy reef, paddle in and get a beating. It was decide too cut the trip short because condions were only getting worse.

Some photos. ahoooi



Mafoos big ARS



Parsley having a steep drop



Not even sure if this has been surfed



Bigger than it seems



Massive slabby right in the middle of the ocean. this wave is about 6-8ft



Heavy reef



Heavy reef



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