There were only two surfers out when I arrived at breakwall at 8.30. The waves were small and clean, and the surfers were one of Ports best shortboarders and one of Ports best longboarders. Cath and Cainy took turns riding fun waves for about half an hour, with only a bit of wildlife to share the lineup with. Just after 9 the wind picked up and so did the crowd.
Yesterday afternoon the guys from Gato Heroi/Wild Things Gallery were good enough to drop by with a couple of vans of fresh boards for us to try. The waves were less than epic, but still good enough to get a feel for these great boards. Without a legrope in sight, there were quite a few nervous faces, but most guys decided to man up and I saw a few guys who hadn't ridden this type of board before leave the water with big smiles.
If near Byron Bay this weekend be sure to check out the Byron Bay Surf Festival. The guys will have their big pile of boards to try at Wategos most of the weekend.
You can check out a heap more photos from yesterdays demo on our facebook page.
You'd have to be pretty keen to bother surfing this morning. The wind was blowing from the Nor-East pretty early leaving Lighthouse the only option. As usual, there were a few enthusiastic surfers who went to the trouble of paddling out and a couple even got some decent waves.
Hopefully the waves will be a bit better on Thursday afternoon. The guys from Gato Heroi are stopping by with a bunch of Demo boards for you to try out. Give me a call if you want any more info.
The wind is strong and the waves are ordinary. If you have some jobs to do get them out of the way today because you're not missing much. I saw a lot of disappointed faces walking up the beach. Corey and the gang were out making the most of the little on offer.
The swell has dropped overnight, but there were still a few little waves in town and only a few guys sharing them. The wind has swung to the North now so I expect that Lighthouse will be the best option for the rest of the day, though it didn't look to flash when I drove past this morning.