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
70’s iconic surfer Shaun Thomson. Fluidity and style his hallmark, honing his skills at classic point breaks like Jeffrey’s Bay in his home of South Africa. 1977 world champion. Photo circa 1978
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
Sunny Garcia 90’s/2000 Hawaiian power surfer. Sunny accumulated 22wqs wins and 6 triple crowns. Rated number 1 in 2000. Here at backdoor circa 2002.
Beau Young, former world champion longboarder and surfboard designer/shaper. One of a small group of surfers that has mastered riding most forms of surfcraft. Photo Beau Young
Peter Drouyn one of Australia’s most outspoken and flamboyant surfers of all-time. A champion surfer in both the longboard and shortboard era.Now known as Westerly Windina after a gender reassignment.
Scott Dillon, an Australian pioneer of 60’s surfing…an accomplished big wave rider, surfboard designer and manufacturer. Scott Dillon started board manufacture in the era of wood…ply and balsa construction. Photo Scott Dillon Circa 61