to Eastsurf Online Surf Magazine
We have been
at the forefront of surf reporting on the Internet
since 1998 in the early days of online surf reporting. Enjoy the website.
the live camera is offline it may be due to broadcast issues, or the surf
is very flat,
sorry for the inconvenience, look back soon)
Rivermouth on a good day
We also report for Swellnet on a daily basis but from this site we report
with video and a
other coverage of the surf action on the East Coast of Tasmania.
Some of the material is of historical value so you can look back at some
of the classic surf that has
hit the coast over the years but some reporting gives more detail than
we can report on Swellnet.
Personally I began surfing at Redbill Beach on a foam board back in 1957.
One of my early surf mates father made us a plywood board that we used
to ride tandem in about 1959 in between setting crayfish pots and nets
from it and catching eels in the eel pond at Redill. I brought a malibu
around 1963. They were great years, Redbill Beach at Bicheno seemed to
break more like a small sandy point back then. We still had the big close
out days to separate the men from the boys.
Surfing has taken me all over the world since then surfing so many exotic
locations. Travelling around Australia in a Kombi with a few mates back
in the 1970's we discovered all the fantastic surf around our continent.
Travelling across the top of Australia on my first lap and rolling into
Agnes Waters then down to the small village of Noosa and into the then
quiet little town of Byron Bay then all the way down the coast being shown
every conceivable break by Bob, our friend, who eminated from the Sydney
surf scene of the 1950's.
Burleigh Heads Queensland in the winter
I guess the reason that I started reporting the surf via the Internet
back in the 90's was that I was landlocked in Launceston for about 8 years
in the 80's. I have been living on the East Coast for the last 25 years
now and know that if I were landlocked it would be good just to keep an
eye on the surf to see what was happening. In case I need to do a surf
escape to the east coast on a pristine, offshore day at the rivermouth
or just to catch an afternoon tube at north shelly, during daylight saving.
I remember driving to the east coast and finding it flat and having to
travel hundreds of miles to another coast to catch the swell. Now with
petrol prices being what they are, it is a must to see whats happening
on the eastscoast.
May you find peace with God and the true reason why we exist on the planet