Deep in lockdown the southerly swell conditions aligned and the north winds were favourable. Muizenberg was a no go, the police and law enforcement were patrolling the lineup tightly and the prospect of a fine, or worse, was hanging over the whole beach if you were caught in the water.
I took a gamble and drive deep into the Overberg in the hope of a fickle wave producing a wave as well as a few surfers willing to try their luck. I was rewarded with a stunning sunrise, moody 3ft waves and lucky brave surfers who had the waves all to themselves.
A week later the lockdown was lift and Muizenberg beach was packed!