Cape Storm June 2017

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Last week Tuesday and into Wednesday (6/7 June) a massive storm hit Cape Town with one gust of NW wind measured on my weather station at 96km/h. Waves on the Atlantic seaboard reached 12m. I love this type of weather although with today’s forecasting and social media predictions I often feel the anticipation is bigger than the outcome. This storm though, was big and many trees were downed and the beaches, and some buildings, along the Atlantic seaboard got seriously hit.  I spent the morning in Noordhoek and then in the afternoon took a drive down the coast to Cape Point Reserve. The following day, Thursday, was spent hanging around Kalk Bay waiting on either some good waves at The Reef to surf or for the swell to be big enough to bash over the harbour wall. The waves weren’t really big enough to give many photo opps at the harbour. For surfing there were waves but they were far from perfect although there were some gems in amongst the beasts. Enjoy the pics.