Wednesday, February 27, 2013

G is for Gunnamatta Bay...

G is for Gunnamatta Bay...
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)

Gunnamatta on Westernport Bay is best known as a place to surf.
This photo was taken at the end of May - beginning our Winter season.
Clearly, cold is no deterrent.

The waves are usually rugged to huge with a strong undertow or two.
Not really an ideal place for swimmers but a challenge for the surfing addicts.

The view afar is often shrouded in sea mist from the pounding surf.

Most surfers are male.
But often their families can be seen watching them from the shoreline.

And some watchers are the surfers - those just arriving and "testing the waters" or those simply taking time out to watch the competition.
This is a special viewing platform at the back of the beach.

Then there are those who multi-task - like combining watching the surfers with fishing.

The call of the surf
Tempting the waves of the soul
To ride high and wild

At times it can be rather crowded out there.

Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - G is for Gunnamatta Bay


Marleen said...

You really caught the action. These are great summer pictures.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photography for G at ABC ~ ^_^

Norma Ruttan said...

I would think that much surf would not make for successful fishing. Nonetheless, beautiful images here.

Roger Owen Green said...

what a lovely locale
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

The water does indeed look a little wild out there.
Thanks for showing us this lovely coast.

Jama said...

Lovely photos!

Lea said...

Interesting beach scenes!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea's Menagerie

AmitAag said...

Great Gunnamatta, Gemma!

Mark said...

Looks lovely Gemma, I'm a swimmer not a surfer so the suggestion of undertows would keep me dry.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Surfing looks so much fun!

Gums and Gummies
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

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