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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by Lindsay Braden - Researcher Anglesea & District Historical Society

Percy Pratt's powerless flights from the Lookout Reserve

Pratt on his gliderGeelong's indomitable Percy Pratt once brought his wonderful sailplane glider to Anglesea.

Back in '39 this sensational soaring machine was transported in sections on a trailer from the Belmont Common drome to Anglesea. It was re-assembled on the Loveridge lookout hill.

A moderate south east breeze was blowing. Take off into this was made by tow line from a car. After gaining altitude Percy circled over the hill and cliffs for some five minutes, and eventually made an easy landing on the beach at the river mouth.

The Pratt Bros also were first in the Geelong area to tow a glider with an aeroplane. With Percy in the glider and Charles in the tow plane they took off from the Belmont Common. Percy cast off when sufficient height was gained. Aided by a strong southerly he landed at Albert Park within an hour. This was a sensational feat in those early days.

I was lucky enough to meet both Percy and his brother Charlie in their latter years, and on several occasions talked to them about their vast aviation experiences

Loveridge Lookout Reserve

 
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