Pauline Menczer

Pauline Menczer, the pocket rocket stylish surfer of the 80’s and 90’s. Menczer was the world ladies amateur champion in 1988 and went on to win the ladies World Title in 1993. Honing her surf skills in Byron Bay Australia to surf the world. Photo Pierre Tostee Honolua Bay 2002Pauline Menczer of Australia in action

1st Carpark 13th Beach

1st Carpark…H.T 3.21 pm L.T 8.55 am….Another mild morn but struggling banks on a low tide with a fickle east to southeaster at 5K’s…2 to 3ft of lazy lumps…tending south easterly at 10K’s but late morn…no options for clean surf around here…mmm…Thursday will be east to south east at 3K’s and 2ft…more of the same…a good day for a swim me thinks….Friday will be southerly at 15K’s and 3ft…a fresh onshore on a building swell…13th and townies will be poor…best option of a cleaner wave will be Pt Road Knight and Lorne….Saturday has a window of semi clean surf at 13th and townies…east to north east at 15K’s and 4ft…will tend onshore by 2.00 pm….Sunday back to onshore surf conditions at 13th and townies…southerly at 8K’s and 3ft…maybe a clean dribble down at Lorne…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co002

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Woody Brown

Woody Brown, a true pioneer of wood and foam. From the redwood boards of the 30’s to designing ply boards in the late 30’s to foam of the 60’s. Woody surfed the complete era of modern surf design and was at the forefront of big wave riding in Hawaii with a small band of other big wave surfers. Woody was an accomplished waterman, aviator and was responsible for the modern catamaran that we know today. What is truly amazing was his capacity to keep surfing well into his 80’s and spread the stoke of Aloha. Photo Eric Aeder Maui Woody_Brown_500

Signees 13th Beach

H.T 2.30 pm L.T 8.15 am…Signees…A summery wonky swell on the open beaches which are struggling for banks early due to the lack of water…light east to north east at 5K’s and 2 to 3ft and a clearing morning mist…me thinks the quality will improve with more tide and a tad more offshore….10 till 2.00 appears to be the window for a cleanish wave….13th or townies…take your pick….Wednesday will be easterly at 6K’s and 2ft…light cross shore surf at 13th and townies tending onshore by 2.00pm…mmm…ok for a desperate roll of the shoulder with some tide….Thursday will be south to south east at 3K’s and 2ft…light onshore dribble…a good day for latte drinking….Friday will be south to south east at 15K’s and 2 to 3ft…more onshore conditions…clean wave options are slim…quarantines looks the goods…book a boat….Saturday will be easterly at 20K’s and 4 to 5ft…large cross shore surf on the open beaches…looks like very hard work…not a day for beginners me thinks….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co003

Derek Ho

Derek Ho, Hawaiian surfer who was a dominate force on the pro circuit during the 80’s and 90’s. At only 5.4 and around 60kg he was one of the smallest and lightest professional surfers. His dominance of Pipeline with his brother Michael is the stuff of legend. In his pro career he accumulated two Pipeline wins, 4 Triple Crowns and a World Championship title in 1993. Photo Kevin Caldwell Pipeline 1986

Derek Ho Pic by Kevin Caldwell Pipeline Circa 1986
Derek Ho Pic by Kevin Caldwell Pipeline Circa 1986

Beacon 13th Beach 27.02.17

Beacon…H.T 1.35 pm L.T 7.21 am…A mild wonk and lumpy swell greets the intrepid surfer this morn…the wind is very light but not really aiding or abetting the situation…a warm day of summer sunshine light east to north east tending easterly at 7K’s by 2.00pm…Tuesday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft by 8.00 am…a window of clean waves until 2.00pm when an expected east to southeaster by 2.00pm…13th or townies should be fun….Wednesday will be east to south east at 3K’s and 2ft….a weak onshore swell…no joy…..Thursday will be south to south east at 5K’s and 2ft…more weak onshore surf….mmm….Friday will be south to south east at 15K’s and 3ft…more onshore surf…not the start to autumn we were looking for….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co

Beacon 13th Beach
Beacon 13th Beach

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Skip Frye

Skip Frye, a masterful surfer /shaper and and environmentalist. Wideley recognized in the 60’s as one of the best traditional longboarders of his time, his ability to nose ride and trim honed on his classic home breaks such as Hollister Ranch. Skip Frye longboards and fish are keenly sought after.His collaboration with Steve Lis(kneeboards) highly influenced his keel fin twinnies and are considered part of the foundation of twin fin design. Photo Hollister Ranch Circa 1967 by Ron Stoner.images (1)

Signees 13th Beach

H.T 12.33 pm L.T 6.15 am….a fresh easterly at 13th beach and townies this morn with a solid wonky shifty 4ft swell…looks like hard work and no banks firing at present…likely easier to roll the shoulder at Townies today for those desperate for a paddle…there maybe a small window of east to north east 11.00am to 2pm but that remains to be seen…tending east to south east after 2.00pm…Monday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft…clean fun waves in the morn bit expected to turn easterly at 7K’s by 2.00pm…Tuesday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft…another morn of clean surf at 13th and townies till 2.00pm….turning east to southeast at 6K’s…mmm….Wednesday will be south east at 5K’s and 2ft…small onshore surf at 13th and townies…looks like a day off surfing…..Thursday will be south east at 10K’s and 2ft….more onshore dribble…keep working folks…stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co008

1st Carpark 13th beach

For those that have friends whom don’t like facebook the Rasta surf report is available at rastasurfboards.com.au , for those that love facebook we remain true friends…H.T 11.21 am L.T 5.25 pm…A super strong onshore wind at 25K’s and a 4 to 5ft junky swell…13th and townies are trashed, all roads lead to the protected breaks like east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….Sunday will be large on an easterly wind at 15K’s and 4 to 5ft…looks like very hard work…a small window of potential offshore from 11 till 2 but still pretty rugged….tending east to south easterly by 2.00pm…mmm…Monday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft…clean till around 2.00pm when the predicted east to south easterly blows up….Tuesday will be north east at 6K’s and 3ft…again clean at 13th and townies till 2.00pm….Wednesday will be north east at 5K’s and 2ft….again clean at 13th and townies will 2.00 pm when the east to southeaster kicks in….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co