I had made plans to do the update from down south this morning. The 18 second period and 2 meter swell on the forecast chart had me a little excited last night. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed when I peered out through the rain and blackness this morning, only to find the swell was still a junky 5 foot mess.
The two pro surfers I had arranged to shoot bailed out on me straight away, as they do and who could blame them? I was left to try and salvage something for the report the traditional way. On my own!
With the rain still falling, I grabbed my umbrella and trudged down to Bronte. In the end, I didn't get the great surf shot I wanted but it wasn't all bad, as the sun broke through for a while and gave me the chance to at least bring you a little colour.
Things don't always go to plan but as Franck showed in yesterday's report, if you have a go, no matter the conditions, you can usually bring something back to the table.
So, is Kelly Slater the best athlete of all time? Here is an article where he is compared to the best. The public comments at the end are the most interesting. Click HERE for a read.