Photos: Vicco's one-two punch
Victoria had two hump days last week, neither of which was in the middle of the week.
Last Monday, the first big and clean swell in months broke them out of an enforced torpor, then four days later another swell - slightly bigger though not as clean - made for no uncertainty that the seasons have turned.
The product of a deep low southwest of Tasmania, the swell was in fact two significant swells - one tracking near 19 seconds when it made landfall, the other about 14 seconds - which when combined made for a more consistent mix than usual.
Also noteworthy was Torquay shaper Shyama Buttonshaw who broke his jaw in a few places and required assistance while floating beyond the Bells/Winki lineups. The first photo below shows Adam Robertson in the foreground cutting back with Shyama behind him on the nose of his 9'4" self-shaped glider.
Once again, photographer Steve Arklay roamed the Surf Coast foreshore shooting every wave that mattered.
All photos by Steve.