A quick stop in Perth Western Australia proved quite fruitful. An NE swell is in the Sandgroper City and there is plenty of peaks worthy of a surf. City Beach, of all places, had pretty incredible little hollow rights off the groyne…
My fascination for the ocean began around here in Perth. As kids, we were tortured by the Freo Doctor (persistent summer sea breeze) as we tried to surf closeouts at Trigg and Scabs. The surf is rarely good in the city, not like Sydney. But Down South (Margs), Rotto, or far up north have hundreds of empty breaks that would blow your minds. You just have to be prepared for a drive.
There are big sharks here. Yesterday a Belgian lady was tossed in the air by a 4 metre great white at North Point. She’s unharmed – just a little rattled Read
On Friday the Surfaid Cup ran at Manly in 0.5 footers (ouch). $240k was raised for SurfAid which is so good – it will save so many lives in Indonesia. Thank you to all my readers that donated, the Aquabumps team raised $11k and even won the Cup for surfing! The Aquabumps team of Matt Bemrose, Pama Davies, Tyson Millar, Chris Friend and I had a lucky win.
The weekend was the 1st big one for the season – hot, muggy, crowded with northerly winds – just perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon on our beloved coastline. A lot of wintery bleached white bods on the beach, hunting their first dose of a base tan.
Waves – not really happening today or on the weekend. Be patient, they’ll come back…
A lot of people ask me what I do all day (thinking I just hang down the beach!), watch this video for a little insight into my studio in Bondi – where I spend most of my day.