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Session: First Surf

Written by alytat4 show alytat4 profile

Monday May 10 2010 02:47:32 AM

Surf spot: Red Banks, Australia

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 20 plus

Length of the surf session: 210 min

Surfboard ridden: Bodyboard

Weather and water temp: Fine. cool

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Ledgey
- Fast
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- Bowl


I had just moved to the Eyre peninsula for work and was mainly surfing the southern reefs like Flatrock, Monument and Sheringa but they were a 3 hour drive. After a solid session at Flatrock I was driving home along the Lincoln Hwy and saw white water just past Arno Bay. I drove down a short track and to the coast and located 2 reef set ups at Red Banks. They were not surfable, only about 1 foot but they had potential in a huge swell. Early May a 6 metre plus swell hit the S.A. The winds were NW, so on my day off I went and checked Red Banks. Not expecting more than a 2-3 foot fat reef wave I pulled into the empty carpark and I was greeted with 3 maybe even 4 foot right hand slabs barrelling across the reef and spitting. I was stoked, no way I expected any kind of decent surf this far up the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. The wave looked like a mini shark island the way it hit the reef and then slabbed into a super hollow perfect barrel. I ride a bodyboard which was the perfect craft for this wave and proceeded to get small but perfect super hollow barrels without a person in sight, yeew.


Created: Thursday April 28 2011 03:17:43 AM

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