Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Keith, Feb 2, 2017.
Wow - what a beauty
- thank you Keith!
I have been lucky enough to parts of Australia few Australians ever see as its often way of the popular tourists areas.
I know people who can tell you all about their trips over seas but ask them about Australia and they have no idea.
Its a weird and wonderful lucky country we live in.
That's really true Keith,
I hope I can come back one day for a third time...
It sure looks like an amazing place Keith, I'd love to visit some time...
It might look a beautiful beach but and a big BUD when that photo was taken its a killing surf if you do not know how to read our oceans.
Fishermen love it, Surfers its exactly what they want and swimmers if cannot read that water its a killer.
Fishermen its a big catch tide, what happens the surf comes in over a sand bar (Blue lines) and must go out again (red lines The Rip,) there is always plenty of bait fish in the Blue Area.
Surfers use the Red Area as it takes them out past the breakers note how calm the water looks.
Swimmers who cannot read our surf beaches "Usually tourists especially city or over seas visitors" they see a lovely smooth area to swim in next minute or two they could be several 100s of Mts off shore or never seen again, reason being the current is extremely strong in that little spot at the moment its impossible to swim against you can go across it if you are a strong swimmer. At the next high tide it (The Rip) could be in a different position up or down that beach.
Australian beaches are beautiful but extremely dangerous if you do not understand them.
Our younger local school children are taught how to swim safely in our bay and surf beaches
Looking for that perfect spot.
What it looks like on a good day.
If its a Surf Club patrolled beach you are lucky if you get into trouble this was one method of reaching you, today they use small motor powered boats like these.