A quick round-up of the only ocean, water sports and surf news you need to know about this week brought to you by What She Saw.
- Most surprising news this week: Johannesburg is sending a surf team to SA inter-club champs. Perhaps they’ve been getting in some practice at Sun City?
- A kiteboarder was knocked unconscious this week but survived because two fellow kiters were able to administer rescue breaths to him. The NSRI responded while they were on a mission to find a surfer who had reported missing.
- A surfboard as an instrument? This video is just too amazing.
- Unfortunately no link to share but recently I’ve been following a healthy debate between surfer and photographers going down on the feeds of Facebook. Crowded lineups are being blamed on eager photographers sharing images that name locations and dates. It kinda reminded me of this article recently published by Stab Magazine. Add a comment below or hit reply if you’ve got an opinion on the matter.
- Almost 1 year since the disappearance of Catamaran Sunsail and its three South African crew, a hull has been spotted floating off the coast near Cape A’gulhas. Hopefully this will bring some closure to the families.
- A human foot washed up on the West Coast this week. Anyone know anything more? Curious…
- If you’re in Cape Town, you’re definitely eyeing the charts for Wednesday eve moving into Thursday. 20 second swell anyone? If you’re wanting to head out and watch the big wave surfers ride Dungeons, get in touch with Animal Ocean.
- The North Shore of Hawaii left many pro surfers severely injured late last year. One was Bede Durbidge, who suffered a shattered pelvis. Ouch. Bede, wheelchair bound for now, has recently spoken out for the first time since his injury.
- It seems the official report on cause of death relating to the Orca that died in Plettenberg Bay late last year, is that it had a stomach full of rubbish. So sad. Do your bit.
- Imagine if surfer’s could help assess the health of the ocean? A team of scientists doesn’t think that’s such a dream.
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