Classic Surf at Bells Beach

Actually, I spent more time photographing Winkipop than I did the iconic Bells Beach breaks, but who can blame me and it's about time, the last two trips I made down to the Surf Coast have been lackluster, rainy or small surf or some combination of the two. This time though, when the bump appeared on the forecast, I packed the car and hit the road for the ten hour drive south.

Since 1961, every Easter there has been a surf competition at Bells Beach, and this year I was set to go, so when the event was postponed this year due to the pandemic, needless to say I wanted to fulfill that dream of shooting pumping Bells.

Here's how it turned out: