I am currently enjoying a long weekend away in the beautiful area down south of Perth. I came down on Friday and stayed with friends in Collie, and on Sunday made an early start and headed over to Margaret River to catch the end of the big pro-surf comp being held at Surfer’s Point.
Apparently the waves had been pretty big earlier in the competition, and Friday had been very spectacular. There was still a good swell, and the men’s final was interesting, with Aussie Tom Whittaker taking winner’s honours by the end of the competition. Paige Hareb from New Zealand won the ladies comp.
Margaret River is a fantastic area about three hours drive south of Perth, and is a big favourite for a weekend away, or a longer holiday. There is some beautiful countryside, fantastic beaches with world-class surf, whale-watching in whale season, and more wineries than you could ever hope to visit.
More on the wineries to follow in a later post…