As we enjoyed the whale viewing platform at Logan Beach, we were interested in how many surfers were out catching a wave or two. Having spent a good bit of time on the Texas coast, I was annoyed that the surfers were ignoring perfectly good waves, which to me seemed very odd... if even the smallest of those waves were coming ashore in other parts of the world, people would be riding them.... not here.
There were some beautiful waves being passed by! I did not fully understand until I saw the ones they did choose to ride! As they caught there waves, and enjoyed the water... within swimming distance were the wonderful Southern Right Whales. Quite a wonderful juxtaposition of man and nature!
Equipment: Binoculars if you are interested in watching, or your board and wetsuit if you are getting in!
Warrnambool has a good surfing beach, and also the all important surf lifesaving tower. The beaches are patrolled during the summer.
On this particular late autumn day, the waves weren't very big and there were only a few surfers in, vainly trying to catch what waves they could find. It was a little cold and blustery, so there was almost nobody on the beach.