Submitted by bmjgiles on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 05:13
thoughts on the best break in victoria?
It would have to be the left hander off of "No no's" that is called "Not right" ,short but sweet.
I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.
Far Far west..past port campbell, long long left hander.
There are none. The place is cold, full of fat waves, has the biggest great white ever caught and blows onshore between April to October. Not worth coming to. Stick to the Goldy or NSW.
Ohh mate stop heapin it on Vicco, it blows side shore some days.
Best wave in Vicco? - easy. Tootgarook, on the Mornington Peninsula. Superb A frame breaking on a sandy reef. Mebbe Swan Bay some days on a big northerly swell.
The rest of Vicco is shite. Especially 90 Mile Beach.
morning ladies! one has surfed vicco a few times and found it to be not bad when one surfed 90 mile , dont know the name of the break but was nice and cross shore winds made the left one was on quite good . that being said have done more driving than actual surfing . the nsw south coast ( pambula to ulladulla ) to be a very consistant and had a great time . rennies , dolphin point , down to summercloud bay is way more consistant than any vicco spots!! but still quite cold for onesself ( dont laugh at me one is bigwayne )
this was bought to you by a stoked the rain has eased so he can start pushing dirt around again HRH bigwayne
Have to say Bells has it's day, was there on Sunday - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXoMbDB8Zw
Well there you go, an epic day in Vicco, fat with big sections dropping. Why was it epic you ask? The sun was out.
Only one place worth mentioning. Lunas
Get the name right dufas.
"i-u-brawn" wrote: Only one place worth mentioning. Lunas
Get the name right dufas.
"i-u-brawn" wrote: Only one place worth mentioning. Lunas
Luna Park, Luna, Poaches, Lunas, Loonies...call it what you will
without having ever paddled out in the state, from what i can remember seeing in a surfing atlas of australia - express point on phillip island looked quite appealing. Unfortunately i can only imagine it would look equally appealing to many, many others.
Thanks for the link, couple of me in that one, not epic but fun.
Winki clean and over 8ft is a quality wave but hardly ever happens. Vic's big left is very high quality but even more fickle.
Indo like tubes that you dont see very often down here!
I assume you mean the one at the entrance to Swan Bay...? Yep, that must be it.
Was it that obvious? I was trying to be sneaky..
Angry locals there sometimes, not too mention angry sharks too.
Most waves are good for a paddle out; it just depends where your head is at. Surf = fun.
Fuck as if we would let all the cats out of the bag! Lots of best waves down here but you gotta find them yourself.
Go and find em yourself and keep quiet when you do.
one good turn deserves another
Surfed a long sand bottom right (not a beachie) that was like kirra for two days 10 years ago, but beleive it hasn't been like it since.
Theres some good hollow peaky beachies around if you know where to look also.
I think i have a crush on Debra Soh.
So many great breaks. Changes with sand, swell & wind. I recently wrecked my leg. May never surf again. Shame, as I have a young fella, 4, who I always had hoped to share the waves of Vicco with.
Su..y.....s? Still gets sick first big swell after a heap of SE wind over summer. Low tide. Everyone bar the local grots drive past it. Or take there number in 6 to 8ft bells/winki/ cathies line.
just read bigwayne's comment, always entertaining. Where are you bigwayne?
Mate, this is why Vicco rock's out, everyone wants warm-water, Bull Sharks & Bronzee's, meanwhile, the real-sh*t happens here in solid swells that are as you say (complain about??), Phat, Powerful & not for the weak-minded. Add to this some freezing cold water and yes, big bloody great white sharks and the sport down here is a true mind-over-matter effort. Further south has some of the biggest waves on the planet thanks to the southern oscillator...these eventually shift up the east coastline anyway, so without the cold, you get nothing. Stable conditions bring no (virtually flat) waves, which happens a fair bit in QLD.
But the best thing about it all, it's not crowded one bit. (IMHO) - minus all the usual haunts, which are not the best waves on offer, Bell's is over-rated..and I agree with non-local, just keep ya trap's shut.
Never a sad day on the waves…but as far as other things go…well, let me talk (moan-away) to you.
I've ALWAYS avoided the "surf coast".... In fact, i've never surfed bells.
Surfed around westernport a bit back in the old days.. Couple of gems down there but i'd assume they are crowded as fuck now. Crapped myself at express when I was a youngn... Fuck hot wave that one...
But in the early 90s, when I was a far more advanced surfer than those splashing around like a fucktard days, I was driving along towards the S.A border, and decided to turn off the main road.... "Wreck bay" like reef.... Super fun 4 to 6 foot lefts.... Lost a bit of skin but worth it..
There was some lady on the beach running her greyhounds... Classic day.
Ha ha. Viccos on here trying to throw people off the scent? And why the fuck not, I say!
Spent a lot of time over there. Yeah, it's ordinary. Don't bother.
Anyway, anyone remember an old Hawthorn player - Richard Loveridge?
He wrote a book back in the 80s called "A Guide to the Surf Beaches of Victoria"
Fark! That was some detailed stuff! Including maps, access info, synoptic charts!
Subsequent editions/versions get edited or what?!
all the complaining I do (and by golly I do a lot) about home always get out weighed by the times when you get waves on with just your mates..
I am the bone
Having lived in VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD as far as waves go VIC generally kinds sucks but what it lacks in quality it makes up for in consistency pretty much always get a wave maybe only a week out of the year when its too small to surf.
Ive got that book "Guide to Victoria surf beaches" book, and gee's it doesn't leave much stones unturned.
Well said, Nick Bone..... I remember sometimes months on end from late winter to xmas up in Qld, where it was just total shit.
I've heard a lot about Richard's book , and I think I've even had my paws on it at some time when I was young . As much it reveals , I still think it never said too much about the real secret spots . Atleast the quality ones that rarely turn on .
" SA's Reserve Capacity "
Still plenty of spots in Vicco totally off the radar, I've got that book somewhere and it tells only part of the story.
Just gotta know where (and when) to look ....
I rarely surf with more than a handful of blokes - just gotta put in the effort
Victoria has so many spots that work a lot and fussy locals. Used to surf fun reefs around torquay empty in seabreeze conditions. Looked crap but the faces sucked clean and were very rippable. Like secret spots hidden in plain sight. The b grade spots are fun and consistent. Beach breaks such as woolamai get excellent and further down the road similar beachbreaks peel away with no one out. Victoria is not really where you travel to surf sunny perfection, but those who live there get more good day to day surf than most other aussies.
Vicco is total shit. Yeah, nah?
Didn't RL get run out of town after the book and lives in Qld?
Nah Vicco very average surf!
Vic has some of the best waves in Aus. Any of you geese looked behind the prom? Islands, passes, beachies? East coast low? Portland? Apollo Bay area? Corsair? Spooks? Between sandy pt and the prom. Invy bar? St George, better than Cathies. Airies? Between Castles and rivermouth. Cannonballs?
Who gives a shit what other people think maimed, if you're getting good waves good on you have nothing to prove most of all in on0line forums
Shut up maimed you flog
I was wondering how long that'd take.
Well fuck me, why??
Because keeping a secret is painful.
smiths beach is the best break in Aus. The end
fuckin cold in winter but who ever writes off vicco is an idiot.
As Gary always says, give someone enough rope... and they'll make a beautiful Macrame hanging.
Maimed, Gary would appreciate if you stuck to the real names when identifying spots. The best breaks in Vic are, in order:
You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel
Word on the coast is that Gary's is backdoored on regular basis. True?
Don't knock it til you've tried it.
how about shit can alley..... na express point.
how about uncrowded Winki @ double over heavy ?
Yeah but Winki is NEVER uncrowded, unless it's 10-15 ft maxing... Still in a crowded day there if ur patient n put in the work your garunteed a higher wave count you could ever dream of at Snapper, Burleigh etc