Beacon 13th Beach 23.03.17

H.T 7.43 am L.T 1.50pm…The wind is still howling from the east to south east at 35K’s and 4 to 5ft on the open beaches…no real options today…tending south east by mid arvo at 25k’s…just relax…breathe….in …out…in …out….it makes one feel better…Friday will be easterly at 20K’s and 4ft…still cross shore and shifty…keep breathing…in…out….in….out….feel the diaphragm rise then fall…rise then fall….Saturday will be north to north east at 20K’s and 3ft…game on…clean head high surf at 13th and townies…banks will be fast…mmm…engage the fast twitch muscle and seek glory…a fun day of surfing….Sunday will be north to north east at 10k’s and 2ft…a day of clean fun waves…ideal for beginners and learners today…go surfing….Monday will be howling offshore and uber clean…a morning of clean surf before a wind shift to the west to south west at 20k’s….mondayitis maybe justified…mmm…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

1st Carpark 13th Beach 22.03.17

H.T 7.00 am L.T 1.05 pm…A very dismal overcast damp morn with a howling south to southeaster at 35K’s and a blown out swell at 2 to 3ft…me thinks no options on the coast for a wave today…best relax, put the feet up and review your investments….Thursday will be east to south east at 25K’s and 4ft…looks like more junky cross shore on shore conditions…mmm….Friday will be easterly at 15K’s and 3 to 4ft…still cross shore at 13th and townies…some desperate souls may have  a paddle…the choice is yours…tending east to south east in the arvo….Saturday has a small window of predicted light northerly winds and a 2 to 3ft swell….tending westerly by 2.00 pm then southerly by 5.00 pm….Sunday will be westerly at 4K’s and 2ft…light cross shore surf conditions till midday…maybe a clean dribble at Raffamea Bay ….expected east to south east by 2.00 pm….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

Pat Morgan Keel Fin Circa 72

Pat Morgan was a 60’s / 70’s surfboard shaper/designer based in Torquay Victoria. The keel fin design was primarily his and noted surfers Wayne Lynch and Nat Young rode these designs during this period. The one pictured is Circa 71/72 and photo pic credit Vonweirdo. also at Vonweirdo’s.com.audownload (2)

1st Carpark 13th Beach 21.03.17

H.T 6.25 am L.T 12.30pm…A very lazy wet morn at 13th and townies with a 2 to 3ft swell and a light east to southeaster at 7K’s…sort of surfable for a desperate surfer…maybe a fat fish or log…will tend southerly late arvo…a build 3 to 4ft…Wednesday will be south east at 20K’s and 5 to 7ft…a super solid swell at 5 to 7ft…expect the open beaches to be closing out…and likely heaps of sand movement…mmm…maybe some new banks after this….check Lorne for a wave….Thursday will be east to south east at 25K’s and 5ft…still super solid and bone crunching at 13th and townies…no options here…maybe Lorne again…Friday will be east to south east at 20K’s and 4ft..solid cross shore peaky surf conditions…good desperate surfers will still have a surf….mmm….Saturday will be east to north east at 3K’s and 3ft…looks like a clean wave early for a paddle…13th or townies should be fun…expected onshore by late morn….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co  009

1st Carpark 13th Beach 20.03.17

H.T 5.55 am  L.T 11.58 am…tis light onshore this morn but very little effect on the swell…crumbly and no banks really firing but still a sweet morn to roll the shoulder…2 to 3ft…dropping tide so banks will likely be challenged…expected to gain strength from the east to south east as the day progresses…Tuesday will be easterly at 10K’s and 3ft…cross shore conditions but again still surfable for those keen to get wet…onshore and building in size after lunch…3 to 4ft in the arvo….Wednesday and the swell has bumped even further to a nasty onshore 5 to 6ft on the open beaches….looks like a good day to rest…maybe Lorne will have a wave worth looking at…mmm….Thursday will be east to south east at 25K’s and 4 to 5ft…still nasty at 13th and townies…too hard for the mere mortals…floral arrangements make for  relaxing and peaceful times…vase selections can add to the excitement and movement of colour as well…Friday will be easterly at 20K’s and 4ft…starting to feel like summer again…cross shore then onshore but still warm…mmm…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

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1st Carpark 13th Beach 19.03.17

H.T 5.20 am L.T 11.25 am…010 A fairly wonky swell at 13th and townies with a 3ft swell marching in….still not that many crew around early…me thinks it will settle down during the day but on a  dropping tide the banks maybe a little fickle…still an awesome day with a top temp of 33 degrees predicted….sunscreen and hat day me thinks…go surfing….Monday will be north east at 5K’s and 2ft…clean small surf at 13th and townies until around 2.00 pm when an onshore expected…Tuesday will be south east at 2K’s and 3ft…light onshore surf conditions…still surfable and a window of offshore at 11.00 am….then back onshore again….Wednesday will be southerly at 18K’s and 4ft…a fresh onshore junky surf on offer at 13th and townies…maybe a clean small wave at Lorne…mmm…Thursday will be east to south east at 15K’s and 3 to 4ft…large onshore cross shore junky surf…looks like hard work on the open beaches…Friday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft…clean head high surf at 13th and townies…go surfing….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

Ron Stoner pic of Trestles intervention

Ron Stoner, an iconic surf photographer from the 60’s captures this pic at Trestles where a surfboard is confiscated by a military officer. There were many rules and regulations about surfing in this area and there were tense times . When your board is persona non gratia…there’s trouble brewing. Photo Credit Stoner Circa 68/69download (1)

1st Carpark 13th Beach 18.03.17

H.T 5.27 pm L.T 11.58 am…A semi clean peaky morn of surf at 13th and townies…around 2 to 3ft on the pulses…looks like being a beautiful day to get in the water…a wind shift is expected by 2.00 pm tending easterly then east to south east….go surfing….Sunday will be northerly at 10K’s and 2 to 3ft…clean fun waves all day at 13th and townies…a hot one so don’t forget to grab the sunscreen and hat….Monday will be north to north east at 15K’s and 2 to 3ft…another morn of clean surf at 13th and townies…tending southerly by late morn….Tuesday will be west to north west at 20K’s and 2 to 3ft….windy conditions but still surfable…reefs may be clean too from Posso’s to Bells…onshore by 2.00 pm….Wednesday will be south to south west at 20K’s and 5 to 6ft…large onshore junky surf on the open beaches…best chance of a clean wave will be east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett…..stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

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Surfing Ad 1964 Milo

In 1964 the surfing culture was experiencing a huge growth in popularity. Many companies decided to get in on the new wave that was sweeping the world. Surfing. Here’s an Ad from Milo Circa 1964 promoting Milo and Ladies surfing. There’s some serious logs there…looks like  Greg Noll may have been the board sponsor… Photo Credit Milo 1964f0e3da328fb44035ebcdb03996600795

1st Car Park 13th Beach 17.03.17

H.T 4.55 pm L.T 10.15 am…A rather cool morn at the gentrified Barwon Heads this morn, a cool south to southeaster at 15K’s and a 2 to 3ft swell on the open beaches…no great options today for a surf…maybe a clean dribble down at Lorne…mmm…Saturday will be east to north east at 18K’s and 4ft…a peaky fast swell on the low tide dropping banks…tending easterly by around midday…13th or townies will be ok…challenging for beginners and learners….Sunday will be northerly at 15K’s and 3ft…looks like clean fun waves all day…a great day to hit 13th or townies…expected full car parks early as its going to be a cracker of a day…slip ,slop and slap….Monday will be north to north east at 20K’s and 3ft…a windy clean offshore in the morn…13th or townies will be fun….expected to swing east to south east by late morn….Tuesday will be west to south west at 20K’s and 3ft…junky onshore surf at 13th and townies…cleaner surf at Pt Road Knight and Lorne….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co  007