It's been pissing down all day here.

The wind howled onshore and the rain lashed down all day today, sending all the beach folk into town to shop, to support the retail sector, and hopefully au meme temps secure the health of next year's SE travel budget. Just wanted to thank anybody that bought something in a surf shop today. Thanks guys. Jah bless. And for anyone that just had a look, maybe tried something on but didnt buy it due to financial constraints, I just want you to know that you're incredibly selfish, and that you make me physically sick.

Meanwhile, it's been a funny old week for pro surfing. J-Bay brought us the best event of the year so far by a long way, complete with some amazing surfing, plenty ten's and even not one but two heats of Curren vs Occy, the clash of the icons. But the big news was that devil tricked Huey into sending a set-less twenty minutes or so that saw Kelly loose to J-Bay roomate Taylor Knox, thus pissing on the delicate yet gathering beach fire of hope that Kelly lit in Brazil. Now there's all kind of talk going around that Kelly and ESPN are going to start their own 8 event tour in 2010, effectively cutting off the no-media-rights-owning ASP's head as if it were an 18th century French princess, blood splattered silken robe bellowing mournfully in the Paris gallow breeze. It is still unclear as to whether to new surf tour would be screened on ESPN VIII 'The Ocho' just like Dodgeball.