Autumn is typically the least windy time of year in Victoria. Temperatures cool down and the Southern Ocean starts to pump out some decent swell. The past two weeks have been virtually windless - all my hard earned callouses are falling off! Thankfully though there has been quite a few days of light offshore winds and solid swells to get out for a surf.
Last week there were some good days down on the Mornington Peninsula beach breaks with barely anyone out. This week the Ripcurl Pro at Bells kicked off and they lucked into a fun sized swell, warm weather and barely any breeze. At the same time I took a few days off and headed down the Great Ocean Rd to explore the area.
Had one really fun session early morning in 3ft left and right peaks - unfortunately no pics. Later in the day had another session, this time at Cathedral Rock as the wind swung onshore. Definitely would like to go back there on a bigger swell - it must get sick.
Came across this thing in a remote part of the Great Ocean Rd. Not much around apart from green hills, cows and freight train spitting bazzs. The lineup was pretty gnarly with a shifty peak, clean up sets and deep, dark water with tendrils of kelp reaching up from the bottom. The wave was also gnarly! It was breaking soo quick and not every wave was makeable with the end section exploding off a rock before you could get around... It is times like these where being a natural footer would help a lot!
Was good fun getting on the road for a few days and having a taste of what is to offer down there. Won't be too long till I get back down that way I'm sure.
Dusky little barrels - another day coming to an end.
Hopefully some wind soon!!