Slideshow W14 for week ending 20 July 2012

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About the last week.

 

Tuesday 17 July.

 

Tuesday morning, not much size, but there was a strong small southerly ground swell that was very consistents forming up nicely on the banks up around the Wanda Surf Club. Headed up that way to see what was happening only to find that the main bank right front of the club house was very busy, mainly long boarders, making the most of a nice left and right breaking wave off the bank. Realised that the numbers in the water was likely to be a regular occurance through the week at this time of day as nearly all the dozen or so longboarders out making the most of the perfect conditions for their surf craft had all just recently retired. The soouth coast retirement home is looking more attractive all the time now when I see the numbers in the water up here though I must say it is good to see these guys making the most of retirement by keeping active in this way.

 

Luke Sullivan was about the only younger short boarder who stuck it out with the longboard hoard trading waves with his good mate Wylie Fowler's dad Steve. It was fun watching them drop in on each other with Steve giving as good as he got from Sullos though by the end of their respective sessions they both had some good waves under their belts.

 

Friday 20 July

 

The swell was not much Friday morning though despite the wind being predicated from the south it actually was south west making for some clean offshore waves down in The Alley. Strengely for a Friday morning there was no one around but a very few who braved the 7 degree temperature. Fletch Hayllar was one and as I had a new camera I wanted to try out I wasted no time getting my gear ready to shoot some images of him. Ian Spencer, Andy Mac, Jonny Veage and Benny Steege where also out making the most of what was on offer. Luckily for them they had it all pretty much to themselves.