Mark Mathews and Brad Domke towing in The Right. Who knew you could experience near death in virtual reality?
With its typically placid waters the Davao Gulf is not known for any surfing grounds, however the month of August heralds a climatic exception when the placid waters give way to the monsoon waves of Habagat. The season lasts a little over a month and this year it has been one the most active monsoons for some time with large stretches of the coastline drastically altered by the ravages of the flooding waves and many unfortunate coastal communities having their lives turned upside down. Local victims of these erratic climatic patterns are substantiating what climatologists have started to term as collateral damage from western emissions. Few locals see any benefit from these changes and the damaging waves, but the angry forces of nature bring a paradox of both pleasure and pain. For the few local surfers the coastline was lit up. The power and beauty of nature’s energy in its most raw form unfolded upon their shores exposing how the coastline of Davao Gulf is perfectly moulded for the art and sport of Surfing
The St. Francis Resort 2010 SA Longboard Championships by Oxbow concluded in classic surf conditions at Seal Point in Cape St. Francis on Saturday 1 May 2010.
IT'S on, the challenge to surf the new southern monster slab. Shipstern as consolation prize? You know it was big.
COLOSSAL Kandui: Brad Gerlach leads all star crew for a perfect session at the right, then afternoon on the left.
LOOK south this coming week as the South Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean turn into swell generation centres.
NEW school term for WCT as Jadson Andre takes out the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina and Slater tops tour.
Highly successfully and eagerly anticipated Surf Ex Bootcamp week opens up again.