There were some really good dive days this past week and then a buster SW wind came through on Thursday and blew it out! Loads of shoal Couta around with the usual Snoek thrown in for good measure and the big Ambers still out in the deeps on the South Coast. I had one or two dives in the good viz conditions up North but just seemed to miss the action by a couple of hours being either too early or a day behind…BLEH!
Let’s have a look at what came out this week.
We have Brett, Martin Dejager(1st Couta well done!) and Master Richardt Botes with some shoal Couta on a boat dive down South, Liam Mullany with a slab Cobia on a boat dive, Master Chris West with a 17.8kg Couta on a boat dive off Durban, Master Don Solomon with his new PB Amber of 28.72kg shot down South on a boat dive, Master Juggs Holzman with a Wahoo on a boat dive South coast, Master Louis Schorie with a decent 17kg GT on a shore dive up North and Quinten Van Heerden managing to bag his 1st Couta on a boat dive down South coast.
So what do the weather gods have in store for us this weekend? The North Est is pumping right now (Friday evening) and looks set to blow through the night. But the weather sites have been getting the early morning blows slightly wrong and the wind may die down late evening and blow offshore early morning. If the NE dies at 9pm game on for tomorrow morning but if it blows till 11pm or later the chances for good dive conditions tomorrow will be slim. Durban and North coast it shows NE blowing the whole weekend and South coast it blows Friday night through to Sunday morning when it switches to a light southerly wind. Surf smaller in the North at 1.5m and bigger South at 2m dropping off Sunday to 1.6m in the afternoon.
Sooo…chances for a dive this weekend are a little iffy. I would say North tomorrow morning then maybe a dive South late Sunday morning to afternoon on the pushing tide.
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As always Dive Safe and Straight Spears from the Bear…
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