Gallery & Video: A Magic Month In The Ments

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Article provided by The Perfect Wave Surf Experience

Report and video by Grant Davis

I managed to miss the majority of the Muzzaswell, getting back to Aloita the Monday after the peak. The waves were hanging in there though, just not at the epic proportions of the weekend. Monday afternoon at Telescopes was still very fun indeed, 4-5ft with the odd bigger set. Most of our guests opted for some very fun Tikus at 3-4ft with larger sets and even the odd barrel.

The next day(Tuesday 30th June) Scarecrows was the call and we were greeted with solid 4-5ft bowls, creeping up towards 6ft on the bigger ones. The swell had organized itself really nicely and it was pretty to watch. Our crew of Victorians surfed very happily until midday before heading back to eat, rest and prepare for the afternoon. With the wind turning a little more south telescopes was the pick of the spots. Surface conditions weren't perfect but 'Teles' is super fun even with a slight ruffle. 3-4ft waves with plenty to go around, needless to say everyone slept well that night.

Early July delivered us fun waves for days on end and with the SE trades in place the northern Sipora region was the place to be. Our next swell of note arrived on the 9th of July, 213 deg, 6-7ft @ 16secs. Again Telescopes was our destination of choice with clean 4-5ft waves in the morning. The swell pulsed in the afternoon coinciding with a drop in wind and a low tide, 4-6ft with telescopic drainers reeling perfectly down the point. A few people around but nothing too hectic, teles can handle a fair crowd due to the length and speed of the wave. The swell dropped over the next few days but still gave us plenty of waves with options galore.

In summary, our region has been fun to cooking for most of July with good winds and an abundance of medium sized swells. August will no doubt deliver us some epic days and I look forward to seeing the results. - Grant Davis

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