Saturday, 25 August 2012
Sometimes you just have to travel a little further than normal to reap the benefits and dodge the crowds……
But in saying that, living down here on the NSW South Coast, we don’t have venture too far as we are surrounded by plenty of national parks with plenty of open beaches and hidden coves and points…a few pics from the last couple of weekends wanderings!
Point North East car park.
my quiver of Cuttlefishes
Its funny when I first took my Harddartz kneeboard for it maiden voyage , it was around this time of year, and the beach was littered with these dead cuttlefish ‘bones’, and after taking one look at these another at my board, I renamed it the cuttlefish because of the similarities of its bottom shape with these beautiful sea creatures…sounds better then the ‘Bean ‘ anyways!
Snapper love eating these cuttlefish!
A short video from this mornings fun…On Any Given Sunday
Rocky Point…we surf it shallow!
Totally wrong tide ( low) but after watching 2 other guys getting rolled and coming in and leaving it empty, we decided to go out enjoy the ride….it was fun!
Testing out the new GoPro helmet cam..
Paul Newman about to get rolled
Frame grab by Paul Newman….putting the cuttlefish thru its paces
Saturday, 11 August 2012
We Surf it Shallow
Well Friday rolled around very quickly , and by the afternoon Paul was keen to go and check out our Kneelo Cove, so when we pulled up in the carpark and saw a little wave in the corner and with the added bonus of surfing this to ourselves…we were out there in a flash!
Low tide fun, duck diving with the kelp
Harddartz Vision from the nose of my board
It was only small, but we had heaps of fun and with the swell to be slightly bigger on Saturday, with offshore winds predicted and a incoming tide, this was a good warm up for the next day!
Below is a little video from our surf…..GoPro2 footage
Listen to this music enough and the song will get stuck in your mind……music by Stevie Wright and the Easybeats
The Next Morning
Now were cooking!
As I thought, Saturday arrived and with only Eric in the car as Paul had some domestic duties to attend to, the swell had picked up slightly and as you can see , the conditions not bad either…..and we surfed this for 2 hours before another surfer came out to join us…..ha
a few frame grabs from the morning
Eric da Bolt…Morning Light
Below is video from the mornings fun….
We had a ball out there, plenty of tight take offs and barrels to be had, with a nice wall section to roundhouse off….kneelo heaven, and it was a good wave to get my Harddartz kneeboard, with its c-channel and keel system, going…..vroom! After 2 hours another surfer paddled out and with the tide reaching high and filling it in a bit, we decided to go in and bring our surf mats out, so a great fun way to end our session!
What’s a Harddartz Kneeboard look like?