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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by Lindsay Braden - Researcher Anglesea & District Historical Society
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Scotch on the Rocks - Centenary of the sinking of the 'Inverlochy': 1902 - 2002

Inverlochy hits Ingoldsby ReefThere were 24 people on board when the 3 masted iron barque "Inverlochy" grounded on Anglesea's "Ingoldsby" reef on December 18th 1902.

It would seem that bearings were lost as light easterly headwinds forced the vessel to tack along the coast. Also at that time there was an anomaly with the Split Point light.

White was used to indicate danger instead of the universally adopted red.

In dark conditions the area between Aireys and Pt. Roadknight appears to be mistaken for that of the Pt. Lonsdale region. Suddenly the vessel was too close to shore and the lookout called 'breakers ahead!'

The Captain attempted to change course. An anchor was dropped just before she grounded on the western side of the reef. All on board took to the two lifeboats and were saved.

A lifebelt and Log Book from the "Inverlochy" are on display at the Anglesea and District Historical Society.

Map showing lighthouses
Split Point Lighthouse

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