The car was packed with bags and boards… It was my first real road trip up the East Coast of Australia in almost 20 years.
Watching the professional surfing in Brazil recently and it was amazing to see 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater still paddling around terrorising competitors half his age.
This winter I packed the family into the car and the boards on top. I was done with the cold and the rain. I needed to head north…. A road trip was in order.
The popularity of surfing is marked by a number of distinct signposts in history.
Bells, Sunset, Cloudbreak… the bigger and uglier the waves, the better Kong surfed.
What a day, what a contest. Bells had thrown up the most challenging waves in decades. Its reputation was enhanced for another generation of surfers around the world.
Dick Hoole was down at Bells recently for one night surf film retrospective presented by the Bells Beach Surf Film Festival.
The Rip Curl Pro returns to Bells Beach next week for another action-packed Easter weekend.
If you have ever developed an interest in hard and fast surf guitar music then thank Dick Dale.
Sunday 3rd March will go down in history as the day almost 7,000 surfers around Australia paddled out at 12 beaches to protest against Equinor’s plans.
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