Great Ocean Paddle

Some thoughts on the great race put on by Peak Adventure over the weekend…

The day started off with the weather looking rather dodgy, you know typical Melbourne can’t tell what is going to happen kind of weather. ┬áI had arranged to meet Craig Somerville, David Hunter and Robbie Savage at the Sandridge SLC and we were to drive down together and shuttle cars.

A cool south westerly was blowing with low clouds and a gloomy outlook, wind strength seemed to be around 15-20 knots threatening to strengthen.  Ideally we were hoping for a nice westerly pushing up the coast rather than from the south which would mean having to paddle across the wind and prevailing swell.

Arriving at Torquay at around 10am to find things quite busy but a few parks left in the large car park at the now rather up market Fisherman’s Beach….