This Is What It's Actually Like To Surf Cape Solander
Definitive proof that jetskis ruin everything.
Cape Solander was once a wave for the brave, wicked souls of Sydney's southern suburbs.
The type of men who wore words around their necks and shook not hands, but forearms. Men who had granite in their bones and liquified iron in their hearts. Men who worked one of the following four jobs: sparky, chippy, bricky, dunny driver.
Today, the wave once known as 'Ours' has become simply 'Cape Solander'. It is now a spot for any comer, be he a lawyer, accountant, digital nomad, or worst of all, someone who drives a jetski when it's just not necessary.
In the video above, we get a realistic glimpse of what a session at Cape looks like in 2020. Essentially: a lot of people in the lineup who don't really want the waves, jetskis ruining totally paddle-able sets, and a few original chargers left shaking their heads.
Also: watch the arty but nonetheless chaotic version here.