Fred Pyke a pioneer surfboard builder in Victoria.Noted for his quality surf craft, early forays into wetsuits, lambswool boots and cool surf jackets(wool). Fred also mentored a young Wayne Lynch shaping his first surfboard, the rest as they say is history. Photo Circa 1966.
H.T 9.05 am L.T 3.10 pm… Its west to north west at 15K’s… Tis very small this morn at 13th and townies…barely 1ft, though some faint swell lines rolling through…best option will be the beachies for a log or SUP before it gets too windy…will tend westerly by midday…Friday will be south to south west at 12K’s and 2 to 3ft…onshore and junky surf at 13th and townies…clean surf at Pt Road Knight and Lorne…Saturday will be southerly at 20K’s and 4 to 5ft…super solid onshore surf at 13th and townies…clean east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….Sunday will be east to south east at 18K’s and 5ft…large onshore cross shore surf…not for the faint hearted…no real options in these surf conditions….Monday will be north east at 6K’s and 2 to 3ft…clean fun waves at 13th and townies….best before 2.00pm when the cross shore easterly kicks in….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
H.T 8.15 am L.T 2.25 pm …A super morn of sunshine but on the wave front its fairly lame…expected offshore at 25K’s…very small at 1ft or so and very little energy…still going to be an awesome day of sunshine with a top of 33 degrees….maybe bust out the log or SUP fr a paddle…a swim may even be on the cards…13th or townies much the same…Thursday will be west to north west at 15k’s and 2ft…again small and pretty clean at 13th and townies…westerly by 11.00am and onshore by mid arvo….Friday will be south to south west at 15K’s and 2 to 3ft…onshore and junky surf at 13th and townies…maybe a clean small wave at Lorne….Saturday will be southerly at 18K’s and 4 to 5ft at 13th and townies….cleaner waves east of townies, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett…Sunday will be easterly at 20K’s and 4 to 5ft…ugly cross shore onshore surf conditions on the open beaches…no great choices today…mmm…what to do what to do….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
Australian pioneer and surf explorer Peter Troy. In the early 60’s Peter Troy traversed the globe in search of surf and excitement, that journey covered over 120 countries. Troy surfed some of the most exotic locations in the world without a mobile phone, ipad ,google or surfers atlas. Peter Troy was also a noted surf historian and founder of what we now know as the Bells Beach. Photo S/A circa 1963
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An obese wave at Beacon this morn which is wind affected and struggling for form, tis light west to south west at 8K’s and 3 to 4ft on the pulses, me thinks the reefs from Posso’s to Bells will be the best option for a more settled wave, expected east to south east at 6K’s…Wednesday will be north east at 8K’s and 2ft…a day for small clean fun loggin surf at 13th and townies…a top of 33 degrees predicted too…super windy offshore but all good….Thursday will be westerly at 15K’s and 3 to 4ft…cross shore winds at 13th and townies…better options on the reefs from Posso’s to Bells, maybe a mid to high tide Raffamea Bay session on offer…tending west to south west by late morn….Friday will be south to south west at 9K’s and 3ft…light onshore surf conditions on the open beaches, me thinks protected breaks like Lorne may have a clean dribble….Saturday will be southerly at 18K’s and 5ft…large and onshore surf at 13th and townies…clean surf east of townies, Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
Like a good case of Gastro…we are now back at you and the journey continues…here’s to another 20 years of surf reports without a hiccup…thanks too to Jeff for help sorting through the veritable quagmire…onward and upward to infinity and beyond…though i digress… H.T 7.00 am L.T 1.00 pm…A frisky fresh flailing formidable frothy fervent fast flowing fattish fickle wave at 13th and townies this morn…a solid 5ft and messy as hell…west to south west at 25K’s and the surf gods say head to the protected breaks like Fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt Road Knight, Lorne and Kennett….Tuesday will be west to north west at 7K’s and 3ft…semi clean surf but me thinks still wonky and uneven…13th and townies will be worth a look but I think Posso’s to Bells will be cleaner…expected east to southeaster by 2.00pm…Wednesday will be north to north east at 18k’s and 2ft…small clean fun waves at 13th and townies…windy yes…but clean…Thursday will be west to south west at 15k’s and 4 to 5ft…another solid onshore swell for 13th and townies…clean waves at Pt Road Knight and Lorne…..Friday will be south to south west at 8K’s and 3ft…still onshore…still unexciting…maybe a small clean dribble down at Lorne….stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co
H.T 6.30am. L.T 12.30pm….. A howling west to southwester at 30K’s and a super solid 5 to 6ft…the open beaches are trashed…so best clean wave options will be east of townies, fisho’s Torqool, Pt Addis, Pt RoadKnight, Lorne and Kennett….Monday will be pretty much the same so ditto above….Tuesday will be west to north west at 8K’s and 3ft…fairly clean at 13th and townies…expected onshore cross shore by 2.00pm…clean loggin waves at Posso’s and Raffamea bay before the change…Wednesday will be north to north east at 20K’s and 2ft…clean small fun surf at 13th and townies…an ideal day for a cruising surf….Thursday will be westerly at 28K’s and 3 to 4ft…strong cross shore winds at 13th and townies…clean surf on the reefs from Posso’s to Bells…maybe a clean wave at Raffamea bay before the expected onshore by midday…Stay upright and make a difference Ross Rasta Surf Co.
Pat Curren a surfing pioneer from California who forged a career as a surfboard designer/shaper in the 1950’s. Pat Curren was the first of a group of surfers to charge huge Waimea Bay on gun surfboards. Curren became a specialist big wave board shaper and was at the forefront of gun surfboard design. Here he is in the late 50’s gluing up a balsa gun. Photo cred Currencollection