Thats it folks, As suggested by our beloved in the comments boxes below, things are looking more than grim for poor old surf city in the coming couple of weeks. The next problem is that it looks pretty grim for the east coast also. The west coast the only saviour of late with a few crew getting down and across these parts. Tassie Andrews and Jimmy Wright engaging in some Patarau pits midweek and Bruce Wilson went solo on the "ghost coast" surfing spots with multiple mileage names along with some classic Cobden.
It may well indeed be time ( if you haven't already) to hang up your board. Purchase a Stand-Up paddle Board and get Jiggy with it down at Tahuna Beach.
The End is Nigh.
(above): Jackson (posterboy) Gregory and another grab from the NYE Cut session...photo:Laurie Lobster
Hey guys , just thought Id share with you if you didnt know and in no way intending to scare more to share,
Monday night was a fun surf out at the Glen pre-wind and I came home had a shower then went back down to the beach to watch the half dozen guys out surfing, but got down to the corner I thought it was a bit weird that everyone had got out at the same time and no one was surfing,
Turns out the now affectionately named by the spearos "Boris" the 2.4m Bronze Whaler decided to do a couple of fly-by'sthrough the lineup hence the mass-exit.
Just to consolidate the story of his residency at the glen, last weekend a mate Mark Chamberlain of Abel Tasman Dive was out here spearing on a friday night and had to use the butt-end of his spear gun to make Boris go away , bunting him in the head a couple times he eventually left Mark alone,
the following night (saturday) Michael Standish-White, local spearo and
helicopter pilot was circled by Boris and his two smaller companions
( about 3 and 4 ft long), lets affectionately name them "Pip" and
"Squeak" ,as they apparently look like mice compared to Boris.
on sunday night, Glen resident Sam Dillon was lining up a shot at a
school of Kingfish when Boris brushed against his shoulder like a purring cat whispering in his ear "which one you gonna shoot, big boy? "...
Sam said he was super happy he was already wearing his brown speedoes.
is undoubtedly resident and a pretty smart fish not having to worry
about catching his own food cos' a bunch of strange guys in camoflouge
wetsuits do it for him, and he plucks the fish from the spears like
grapes from a vine.
Certainly makes for interesting times in the water.
A sneaky lazy groundswell since Saturday has helped sooth the flat sea burn with some reasonable chest high sets sneaking into the bay, Saturday morning possibly the pick but Monday nights session certainly yielded some fun ones also. A deep Northern Tasman Sea low pressure system was responsible and for those who still use isobar knoweledge to forecast were well rewarded.