John Fever Wavejets out of the Umzimkulu

John Fever Wavejets out of the Umzimkulu

The otherwise and dangerous sea conditions that prevailed across the eastern seaboard last week and before, left Johnny Fever no chance but to attempt a launch on the Wavejet powered Pau Hana SUP. The Umzimkulu is normally piloted by very fast ski-boats built to punch through waves, whatever the size…so to even think about this attempt was ambitious.

John van Reenen takes on the mighty Umzimkulu Mouth in mighty surf conditions.

John van Reenen takes on the mighty Umzimkulu Mouth in mighty surf conditions.

The task proved a huge challenge, and after his first attempt, which saw him upside down in the shark infested soup, he turned and caught a mid break wave in. Fever’s second attempt almost got him out there, but the rolling 10ft sets that stopped him, would have stopped a tug too!

Stay tuned for more pics and the video…

The Wavejet SUP was the star attraction of the show this last week in the Transkei, where it’s adaptation to a fishing craft was explored, with great results.

Stay tuned for that story too…

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