It’s been flat, so the freestyle boards have been dragged out of the garages. Whilst the wind keeps blowing everyone has gone into freestyle mode with trips to the infamous lake, Langabaan and Kraal Bay, then Big Bay for a super crowded jumping session. Phil Horrocks, Ruth Elliot, Jamie Hancock and company have been determined to catch any swell going by heading to Cape Point ridiculously early in the morning. He has been lucky a couple of times. Those who went to Whitsand would have witnessed Regis Bouron, Xavier Huart and Rob Sand doing Forward Loops higher than your house. The Cape can deliver some mental mast high waves as the pictures show from a previous time, but not this week.
Team Proffit, Waite, Woodcock, Hurrey, Wilson and Treboux decided to save the petrol and sail around table view. Speaking of petrol, the aformentioned took a day out to Langebaan to make use of the stronger winds up there. After a good sesh, some pizza and a beer or two, we headed back for the hour long drive in the dark only to realise that the big guzzling merc of ours was running low on petrol. With not a station in for miles, we were left with the realisation that we might have to survive on left over pizza. As if a script from a film, the car started juddering at the top of a hill with a petrol station at the end. We just rolled in…
There is also some fierce training competition going on between the boys. With all sorts of moves being practised for this years Boardseeker Jump Off, expect to see a lot of wipeouts
Report by Clyde Waite.
Photo Credit: Ben Proffit/Clyde Waite