On Monday June 29 Telescopes was still very fun indeed, 4-5ft with the odd bigger set. Most Aloita Resort guests opted for some very fun Tikus at 3-4ft with larger sets and even the odd barrel.
Tuesday June 30th Scarecrows was still a solid 4-5ft with 6ft bowls on the bigger ones. The swell, whilst slowly backing off, was super clean and real pretty to watch and shoot.
The crew of Victorians staying at Aloita surfed very happily until midday, before heading back to eat, rest and prepare for the afternoon. The wind shifted a little more south, so Telescopes was the pick of the spots. Surface conditions weren’t perfect but “Teles” is super fun at 4ft even with a slight ruffle.
Early July delivered fun user friendly waves for days on end and with the SE trades in place the northern Sipora region was the place to be.
The next swell of note arrived on the July 9, 213 deg, 6-7ft @ 16secs. Telescopes was again our destination of choice with clean 4-5ft waves all morning. The swell pulsed in the afternoon coinciding with a drop in wind and a dropping tide, 4-6ft perfect telescopic drainers reeled perfectly down the point.
Admittedly, there were a few people around, but nothing hectic.
Telescopes can handle a fair crowd due to the length and speed of the wave. The swell eased slowly over the next few days but still kept delivering plenty of waves with options galore.
In summary, it has been somewhere between fun and cooking most of July, with favourable winds and a consistent succession of medium-sized swells. August will no doubt deliver some epic days and I look forward to posting the results.