After a few days of us MIA, it was great to finally get back to the coast and to be greeted by glassy 4 to 6 foot swell. What a morning. Most spots were firing although there was some bump in the swell, making for testing conditions on some of the bigger sets that came through at Mainbreak. There were a few famous surfers out and about with tow-ins at the Bombie - several TV cameras and a drone were also there to capture the action. This week has been pretty good all up, it's
To be honest, today had a lot to live up to in terms of expectations - last year was epic and yesterday was pretty good, so we were hoping for more than was actually delivered. In inconsistent swell with long lulls of nothing and a strong offshore with a little bit too much north in it, the men battled it out. Aussie Julian Wilson looked like he had it wrapped up but a strong finish by Hawaiian Sebastian Zieta saw him win by a fraction of a point. Such is life. So that's a wr
It's taken a while but we finally saw some epic surf today at the Point. It got better as the day progressed, with the strong offshore dying over the course of the day. A good swell period and solid four to six foot waves saw some great heats and an awesome women's final. Conditions are also lining up for tomorrow, promising another epic day of surf with the culmination of course being the men's final. We're looking forward to it. If you're lucky enough to find yourself betwe
With so much footage available of Surfer's Point today we made the decision to take a look around. Four to six foot swell started things off nicely but the morning easterly was a bit stronger than forecast. It did die down mid morning, which helped the comp along as by that stage the men's heats had started. The Aussies performed pretty well. The WSL does a much better job covering the Pro so we'll not even attempt to do it here. It was all happening at the Point, which means
Margies has really come to the party over the last few days, with this morning's conditions no exception. Breaks were firing up and down the coast. Naturally many of us took a look at Mainbreak with so many Pros in town warming up for the start of the Margaret River Pro in just two short days on the 8th. One unfortunate sole copped a bad injury at The Box, he was taken by 4wd quadbike to the main road and rumours reported was then transported to the hospital. A helicopter was
Memories of Indo came flooding back today as near perfect conditions greeted those who headed to the beach for a surf. While there was a light off-shore blowing early, this dropped to nothing and conditions turned to glass. Swell was three to five foot, with the odd bigger set rolling through to keep things interesting. At one stage it was so still and hazy the horizon line disappeared altogether. Great conditions throughout the day as the forecast on-shore (expected by 9am)
With less than a week to go before the 2016 Margaret River Pro we are hoping today was a taster for what's in store in a weeks time. Good sized swell with a light off-shore early made those who got up for the dawnie the luckiest of all. The wind picked up late morning but the big wave spots were all still holding good sized sets. Photo of the day is on our FB page.