A cracker of a morning to find yourself in the south west today. With an almost unprecedented 9/10 forecast this morning, hopes were high for something pretty good. And it most certainly was. The off-shore was strong early, but did weaken over the course of the morning. The peak period was from about 10am to 12 noon. It turned a bit northerly later on but the entire morning was pretty good. Definitely for experienced surfers only this morning as the average set was a sold eig
To say it's been a hectic week would be a gross understatement. One shark attack at Cobbles. A whale carcass washes up near Lefties. A second shark attack (on the same day) at Lefties. The Pro shuts shop. A shark altercation at South Point. Another whale stranding, this time near Redgate. The swell hits and conditions finally improve. A public holiday. Another shark altercation, this time at Mainbreak. Countless sightings of sharks. The good surf continues. We'd like a retur
Another surfer has had an interaction with a shark, this time at Southpoint on Monday afternoon. With the surf set to look good Wednesday (also a public holiday) and Thursday of this week note the beach from Ellensbrook north to North Pont is closed (also covering 2km from shoreline into the sea). Given the remarkable events of the last week consider that closure carefully (closures are enforceable and penalties may be applied) and at your peril.
Two shark attacks in 8 hours, surfer's going public about their safety fears, and now the #MargiesPro has been cancelled. Whether you agree with this decision or not, it's happened. Read about it here: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/321315/margaret-river-pro-cancelled-due-to-shark-activity History in the making in Margaret River, again. EndFragment
Day five of the #MargiesPro and everyone moved back to Surfer's Point. An epic Friday afternoon of surf at #NorthPoint proved impossible to beat. By Saturday the swell had died off so although the comp was called on at Northpoint for Saturday heats, there wasn't a lot of juice left in the tank. Sunday saw decent swell and a light off-shore to start proceedings. It's a photographers delight when the Pro is on as there's so much talent in the water even average surf can look re
We are lucky to get quite a lot of days where you can look around and just feel the stoke. Today was such a morning. A strong easterly with solid 4 foot swell started the morning well. The wind was strong for most of the morning, with a small lull of an hour or so late morning. By about 1pm the wind had swung on-shore but it was super light. This continued into the afternoon, becoming lighter if anything. Just another magic day in the south west. The countdown is on for the M
This entire Easter break has seen great surf and plenty of sun. Schools of salmon can be seen moving north along the coast, keeping things interesting. We've seen several 2m+ sharks but none of the worrying kind. Today was a great day to find yourself between the Capes, perhaps able to sneak in an early on the way back to Perth, or for the locals, just another day (albeit a busy one) between the Capes. Conditions were just about perfect for most spots to hold something along