Today’s posts from our featured Port Elizabeth Blogger:
Ask anyone who lives and works up on the hills above the city centre about the lekker rights that break in the harbour mouth on a decent swell. Plenty of ou’s will sit and gaze at the seemingly off-limit peelers just wondering what it would be like to surf them.
Well, back in 2003 longboarder Steve McKechnie did just that.
Steve took action instead of just wondering “what if” and arranged to surf the elusive Harbour Rights. Here’s his story:
“It was rather scary as not too much is known about the sharks in the murky waters of the harbour not to mention the daunting paddle across a big span of water, as the opening of the harbor mouth is further out than meets the eye. Even the jump off the side of the harbour wall to get into the water was something.
Basically I had a meeting with the Harbor Master we agreed on a code of 3 ring bursts, stop a ring for smaller vessels continuous ringing for large Shipping Liners. I was surprised by just how big the fishing boats were when you looked up at them from sea level. Some passing fishermen in a boat yelled “Hey! Kyk hierdie damn duiker, hey wat maak jy ekse!?”
??The waves were ...........