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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Final Round of the Victorian IRB Championships
Final Round of the Victorian IRB Championships, Lorne Main Beach

Rock 2 Ramp, Pt Roadknight Beach
Rock 2 Ramp, Pt Roadknight Beach

Round 3 of the Victorian IRB Championships
Round 3 of the Victorian IRB Championships, Anglesea Main Beach

A Day at Winkipop for the Rip Curl Pro 2008
A Day at Winkipop for the Rip Curl Pro 2008

Kelly Slater surfs Winkipop, 1st wave, Rip Curl Pro 2008
Kelly Slater surfs Winkipop, 1st wave, Rip Curl Pro 2008

ANZAC Day Service, Anglesea
ANZAC Day Service, Anglesea

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Torquay 2008

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Loveridge Lookout - Anglesea's wartime Look-Out

Loveridge Lookout

During 1938 Mrs. Bertha Loveridge from  Anglesea's "Anglecrest"  financed a scenic lookout which was erected on the Crown Land reserve, just down the hill from her prominent 2 storey home. This popular viewpoint is still used to this day.

Loveridge LookoutFour years later the popular structure took on a new role as Japanese armies came towards Northern Australia. It had a secret password which changed weekly, and was surrounded by a unfriendly barbed wire fence.  A stark sign stated - `RAAF PROHIBITED AREA' - the Volunteer Air Observers’ Corps had commenced operations at our seaside township. 

A group of  56 local volunteers, who knew very little about aircraft, kept the observation post open between 1942 and 1945 scanning the skies for friend or foe.

They played an important role in the ground warning strategy of the RAAF.  In this zone the effort was divided into two divisions - ground radar  station 13 at Cape Otway and 14 across the sea at Wilson’s Promontory. These were backed by air observation posts at Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay. This was to protect the Ocean approach to Port Phillip Heads.


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