Strong September Winds, Solid Swell and Surfers on Victorian West Coast

Winter returned to the west coast recently with near gale-force north-westerly and westerly winds and solid swell. A procession of squall lines brought heavy rain and hail for several days and nights. For one of my ocean swims during this cold spell, while the water temp was an agreeable 14°C, the air temp was 9°C … Continue reading Strong September Winds, Solid Swell and Surfers on Victorian West Coast

Big Clean Autumn Swell at Gibson Steps

Huge wave being surfed at Gibson Steps

A storm deep in the Southern Ocean created swell which quietly arrived on the west coast of Victoria on Monday. It was not a keenly anticipated swell event. Swell was forecast, but not in the exceptional category. Monday was a cloudless autumn day and a gentle offshore wind was working its magic on the ocean. … Continue reading Big Clean Autumn Swell at Gibson Steps