I left the warmth of the Sunshine Coast last Friday in Exchange for a bit of Melbourne action.
It was great to catch up with the Sunny crew, had search a blast and managed to get some nice waves over at Noosa, 11ft swell last week, offshore, and all good!
I had to exchnage “The Duke” for a new board, as the glass on the rails started to crumble away. So good old Peter Cochran let me choose a board of my choice (a 6’4″ swallow-tail short board) from the shop and did me a great deal on a new leg rope, deck grip and board sock! All good!
The past few days I have been crusing along the Great Ocean Road in search of some quality surf and a little sun. It is a little cooler in the water down here, about 19 degrees, and I managed to leave my wet suit back in Melbourne. All good though, as I managed to pick up a nice Ri[p Curl Classic shortie.
The waves have been pretty crappy over the past fwe days, all onshore and classic chop, couple with rain showers and high winds, it has been a bit of a downer. Today I surfed at the legendary Bells Beach, and also Torquay (just up the coast).
So I think we might stay around for an extra day, as it looks like tomorrow might be the go down at Torquay, if the wind turns around and the weather gets a bit better.
Have reached the halfway point of my trip so far, and like every one said, I didn’t come away for long enough. So I guess all I need to do now, is plan the World Surf Tour MK II.
Anyway chow’s up so gotta shoot!