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Winkipop, Victoria | Morning light on a glassy right Winkipop, Victoria | Morning light on a glassy right No. 32595 Buy

Torquay 16.07.2012

I reckon Bondi would be pretty small today. When I saw a bit of swell heading towards Victoria I thought I’d come down and shoot a few shots of Bells and Winkipop, just outside of Torquay. Haven’t been here in 12 years. The forecasted swell arrived, well most of it, it’s only getting bigger as the day progresses. Some of the local fellas reckon Joanna’s would be 15 foot right now.

Bells was working, bit burgerish, admittedly on the high tide…head’n’ half. Winkipop was the go, that wave is fun. Winki is just next door to Bells, close enough to switch breaks mid-surf. Winki has a long winding wall, it’s a right and hidden down the bottom of a big hill, protected from the icy wind. This morning it was glassy and the swell was lining up really well. Love to hang around and catch it on a lower tide today, but gotta fly home to Bondi as this same swell is coming up!

Torquay is such a cool little surf town. Very clean and friendly. It’s where all the big surfbrands have their head offices and flagship mega stores.

I’d also like to say it’s just as cold as Sydney down here (on the land). Ok, 12-14 degree water is real cold so you will need a hood, booties, gloves and thick steamer. Pretty hard to pick your mates in the line up – as everyone looks the same, white board, all black.

Surf should be good tomorrow in Sydney. Don’t forget the Aquabumps Gallery is now open Mondays (every day) 10-6.

:: uge

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Long period swells with long walls, oh yeah Long period swells with long walls, oh yeah No. 32597 Buy
Winkipop, Golden Pocket, 8am this morning Winkipop, Golden Pocket, 8am this morning No. 32601 Buy
Winkipop this morning around 8am Winkipop this morning around 8am No. 32596 Buy
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Bells Beach, Off to work - 1 hour's drive to Melb's city Bells Beach, Off to work - 1 hour's drive to Melb's city No. 32600 Buy

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  • Tom said |

    Epic shots, best this year!!
    Looks like its not too crowded in the cold weather.

  • Dee said |

    I feel like having a milkshake now!

  • Chris said |

    Simply great pictures Uge!

  • Dan said |

    Magic shots.
    How good is the line up!

  • Alasdair said |

    The top photo is one of the most beautiful communing-with-Earth photos I’ve ever seen.

  • Jon said |

    Mick Fanning was out at Bells today as well…

    Uge, glad you get down our way, saw on Twitter that you made it to “Steps” as well, a prettty special break.

    • Uge said |

      Fanning – really? Didn’t see him around. He’s good at Bells. Damn, that swell came right up just as I had to head to the airport. Duh! Was tracking that swell for a couple of weeks and came a bit later than predicted. cheers, uge

  • ian said |

    1st shot is a classic Uge…good work!

  • Michael said |

    Morning! I love your daily pictures and you always make me smile when you suggest that water 15c is coldI live in Dartmouth in South Devon in the UK and we are very lucky if it tops that by the end of the summer! Have fun all.

  • Luke said |

    Nice work Uge, smashed it as usually mate – nice timing for a flying visit!

  • Stinks said |

    These shots sir….so great.

    I’m in LA and seeing these just now made a rubbish day great for me.

    Some of the best ever.

    Well done.

  • moe said |

    uge
    thanx for the bumps.
    cya

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