What I REALLY want for Christmas 2019 …

So it turns out all I really want for Xmas are my two front teeff (and not that long left roller I’ve been hunting). Kay and I followed up that wild reserve session with a quickie in Clov Corner, where a gust managed to flip the board and spear it straight back into my face as I surfaced behind the wave. Wrong place, wrong time, law of averages and all that.

Two smashed front teeth (which I fortunately did not swallow) and a 3-finger gash through my lower lip. Six hours of running repairs at #Constantiaberg and a dental emergency centre later, and the teeth have been jimmied back in place, while 14 stitches inside and outside my mouth should leave me with a permanent Bollywood bad guy smirk.

The Myprodol seems to be doing an okay job, but I doubt I’ll be eating that leg of free-range lamb I’m doing on the braai tomorrow. But you know what? It’s Christmas and it’s all kiff, with family and lekker folks all round. So here’s to heaps of good cheer (and cold beers) to all of you. Merry Blerrie Chrithmith!

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All I want for Christmas 2019 …

All I want for #Xmas is a long left roller 🌊🌊🌊 What a month of surf we’ve had here in the #BeautifulSouth, topped off with a thumping Reserve session yesterday. I have to admit my heart rate spiked with every one of those intimidating walls rolling in (and yes, my hit rate was well below average on the fading left), but damn, when the stars aligned la vida went fully loca …

Hugely impressed with the #Robster who paddled into the fray before anyone else. This laaitie has become a champ on the sponge and next-level on his new shortboard. Personally, #DieOom has clocked in the region of 80km of #surf in the last month, sort of on par with what I’m running 😳

So lekker to share the ocean stoke with my boy, my family, good mates, and with the odd cold beer thrown in for good measure! And jeez, the new Isuzu South Africa #isuzuMUX is proving to be the best outdoor vehicle imaginable since fitting the Front Runner South Africa #slimline racks. Oh ja, I guess we score big time bonus points for sharing Olifantsbos with this incredibly cute Cape clawless Otter family

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Doringbaai Perlemoen Fees 2019

Zoned. Stoked. Buzzing with good vibes. Sun-burnt and high on ocean #oZONE. One hundred per cent after-action satisfaction. With bellies full of #kreef and #perlemoen (and slightly hung-over, I might add). That’s what a weekend on the Namaqua West Coast will do to you 😏 👌💪

The annual #Doringbaai #PerlemoenFees delivered on all levels, without for a single second losing out on the earthy authenticity of this vibrant corner of our Rainbow Nation. Traditional crayfishing bakkies, random rastafarians, touch rugby beach boys, salt-water surfing girls, no-nonsense tannies with hearts of gold, and wine-makers who are not too self-important to do an underpants pier-jump off the harbour wall…

These are the characters who will welcome you with open arms (and open bottles of @fryerscove wine!) when you visit the incredible #NamaquaWestCoast, and who will also make it so difficult to say goodbye. Maar dis ook oraait, want dit beteken jy kan weer en weer en weer kom kuier! The perfect spot indeed for our #oZoneAfrica #yearendfunktion with Peter KirkZane SchmahlDensen Magaisa and the surf rats

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