Weekly Surf Report
Tuesday 10th, June Small 1-2ft swell with a NNE wind. It's a bit small and northerly for the reefs. Best option today would be hunt around the NNE friendly beachbreaks east and west of Torquay for a small fun clean waves. Jan Juc will be ok as the tide moves in later. Low tide 10.18am at 0.3m High 5.16pm at 1.55m. Wednesday 11th, June Building W/SW swell during the day, some 3ft sets are likely by the afternoon but it'll probably be much smaller in the morning. Fresh NW winds, gusty at times. Thursday 12th, June Building W/SW swell with inconsistent sets between 3ft and maybe 4ft at Bells and 13th, smaller elsewhere. Fresh and gusty NW winds. Friday 13th, June Increasing SW swell to 4-6ft at exposed locations (smaller at protected locations), but generally bumpy with fresh and gusty SW winds developing. Outside chance for a brief period of W/NW winds at dawn. Saturday 14th, June Rapidly easing SW winds overnight may go variable or even light NW by the morning. Easing size, with lumpy but improving waves during the day, generally 4-5ft at open stretches early, easing to 3-4ft by the afternoon. Not perfect but well worth a surf. Swellnet

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Demons Bluff

Arecent enquiry alerted us to the fact that the vibrant name of Demon's Bluff is no longer a part of our local jargon. This was once used to identify the broad cliff headland area between Caravan Park Beach and Point Addis.

Demons BluffThese majestic perpendicular cliffs rise to an immense height, and at both extremities gradually slope back to sea level. In many places the cliff face is hollowed out by the pounding ocean at high tide.

A 1914 Military Survey map marks this designation in an indifferent way, as if they knew it was somewhere in the area - but not sure where! Broadbent's post WW2 tourist map identifies this as immediately east of the Caravan Park beach, whilst a 1956 Military map clearly shows a Survey Marker on the beach side of Hurst's Scout Camp house to be at the centre of this oddity.

Sadly the latest Survey Corps map makes no mention at all of this forgotten description. How did this title arise? Was it named at the original appraisal and not gazetted, or perhaps nicknamed by the survivors from one of our two shipwrecks, after viewing the old Demon's head at Addis.

This startling landmark succumbed to time and tide during the 1930's. Possibly someone can help us with this vital information! If you can please email us.


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