Great Ocean Road Surfing Experience
I happen to love surfing even though I am not very good at it but I still love to go down to the Great Ocean Road to surf. Great Ocean Road surfing is a great destination to learn how to surf due to varies waves conditons from rough to a nice and easy waves. Bells Beach as we know it as world famous for surfing competitions with massive, killing waves that will only be for the Pros and experienced surfers.
I think I started to learn how to surf about two years ago as it’s something I like to give a go. Because one of my fears is drowning and my swimming skills is not the greatest which sometimes lead me to panic easily. Putting my fear aside, I have taken up surfing with some friends who’s also interested in learning and we took the two hour introduction together with Great Ocean Road Surf Tours in Torquay.
I found it easy for me to pick myself up and stand as I ride the wave once I catch one that is. The challenging thing for me was paddling with enough power so I am able to catch a wave. This is really frustrating and tiring at the same time. I could be out there for half an hour and still dont catch a decent wave lol – that’s surfing when you are a beginner huh. Gotta love the experience at the Great Ocean Road surfing!
Now, it’s a different story. I am able to catch waves easily and to really maximise my time riding the waves. I guess good things come to those who train and grow. And the only thing that’s the same is my fear of the current taking me away. I found that I am OK as long as I dont attempt to take on bigger waves haha, due to I know I can touch the ground in a few seconds.
Learning to surf in the Great Ocean Road is a safe environment because it’s nice soft waves for beginners down in Angleseas where I spend must of my time.