Tuesday this week was 41 degrees C – the only 40+ day this summer!

It was a day when I had no appointments and was able to get out in the water with Drew for a dive, fish & surf. As we shot out of Mindarie marina we were greeted by a pretty hot and strong northerly wind – not looking good for our intended surf at the Alkimos. I almost didn’t make the trip up and was about to suggest we just dive and fish at the first reef. But… we kept going.

When we got the Alkimos it was messy and there were 4 blokes not catching much at all. It didn’t look very appealing, so we scooted back to the inner reef and went snorkelling. While down there we spied a few fish which we then proceeded to try and catch. After 40 mins of fishing (and a little success) the wind had dropped and the surf was looking very nice. Two of the guys had gone home so we headed back over to almost perfect small waves and spent the next hour or so enjoying it.

There was virtually no surf around the city that day, but Alkimos is a swell magnet and works on the smallest of small swells. As an old surfer I only surf relatively small stuff now, so with the biggest being head high it was just right.

Another day to be very thankful for!

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