Sunday, February 01, 2009

Buffels Trip report

19.8km, 2hours 49 minutes, average speed 7kph including a beach stop, max speed on a wave 19.2kph. 14 paddlers.
Barbara, Bridget, Dave PD, Derek, Hendrik, Joe, Kim, 3 * Mark, Paul W, Trish, Trixie and Viv.
A light southeaster greeted us at Buffels for the launch and the first part of the trip to Millers was fun with the wind waves coming from the rear right quarter and enjoyable small runs to be had. Not to mention the marvelous views of the cliffs before Smitswinkel Bay and Smits itself. We stopped at the little beach below the caravan park at Millers Point for a swim and snacks by which time the south easter was building to its usual 45kph and the rest of the journey back to Simon's Town was excellent surfing and took what seemed no time at all. Joe was particularly pleased that his beautiful new wooden strip built boat did not sink on its maiden voyage!

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