Here is a wallpaper with photos from the Gold Coast Australia. The ocean was alive with surf and there was no shortage of barrels. The shot on top is classic Greenmount wrapping it’s way in to Kirra. The photos in the bottom right is through a rearview mirror, sometimes you can find interesting views of waves through simple reflections. The bottom left photo is from the bluff looking into a random right on a mostly lefthand wave. 1280 X 960 wallpaper 1024 X 768 wallpaper
Every now and again a day rolls around where you find yourself in the right place at the right time. In Asher Pacey’s case these days seem to be more often than not and this day was no exception. The swell had swung just the right direction for a few out of the way places to potentially light up. We took the gamble and it payed off in the form of a near perfect right peeling around a rock ledge with multiple tube sections on offer. These are the days everyone lives for, just you and the ocean and the clarity that comes with solitude.
Australia’s waters contain all five of the world’s ocean temperature zones: polar, sub-polar, temperate, subtropical and tropical. Luckily for us, we found ourselves in a subtropical zone with comfortable water and air temps. Generally Australia is a relatively dry continent, however prior to our arrival they had seen months of torrential rains along the East Coast, particularly in Queensland and Northern NSW. Another generalization is crystal clear blue water. This was not the case after so much rain and flooding. Most of the line ups closely resembled a Mexican beach break rather than the pristine swimming pool colors you so often will see. With the rain came very green landscape, tons of mosquitoes and lots of silty run-off, oh yea and a few sneaky sandbars as well.
Day 5 : The waves were pumping for the first four days and Asher had already locked into many dozens of filthy dark caverns of moving water. Just when we were ready for a rest we happened upon a fickle gem of a left point. It takes a lot for the sand to line up correctly but on this day all the stars aligned and with no rivers or inlets for miles in either direction the water color was an impressive emerald green. Knowing that these days are few and far between, Asher spent nearly seven hours in the water and mostly in the tube hiding from the glaring sun.
PORTS® stands for Physical Oceanographic Real Time System. NOAA PORTS® is an information system that measures and disseminates the oceanographic and meteorological data that mariners need to navigate safely. Continue reading →