Friday; the last day of the working week for some and others just another day on the calendar. The sun is shining, the breeze is pleasant so decisions need to be made. I could have slipped over to the lawn bowls rink for a few ends; although they banned me because of my “over-arm” action. I could have spent the day in the garden, except I’ve done my 2 days gardening for the year already, so it was definitely hit the waves time.
Robyn, our photographer, Steve and myself strapped the surf kayaks to the roof and set off for a quick fun paddle. The view along the local coast showed some nice wave sets coming in and quite a few surfers in the water.
Looking south along the coast
We were quickly into a few waves with Steve demonstrating his ability to take off on the most steep part of the wave and sometimes make it through to the green section, although not all the time.
Steve takes off steep and fast
Sometimes a steep and fast take off works….but not always
Steve saves himself again
Ian going hard on a nice green wave
The waves were interesting to paddle with continuous sets coming in, making it hard work just to get out the back. Of course not all things went to plan all the time and there were a few got dumpings that made sure your sinus cavity was clear.
Steve tries a 360 maneuver and ends up doing a back loop.
Sometimes things can get a little crowded even with just the 2 of us paddling for a wave.
Steve ready to drop in as Ian tries a steep take off
Ian goes down the line and then…..
I think that one hurt a bit
Occasionally you get trashed by one wave, rolling up to get the same treatment again
Ready for another smashing wave
But it’s all smiles as we head for home.
That put a smile on his dial
Coffee shop bound
Just another Friday morning…… PaddlingSouth,