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- 16 April 2014 | Travel
Bells Beach is a renowned surf beach located 100 kilometers southwest of Melbourne, near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc.
Bells Beach is the home of the world's longest-running surfing competition - the Rip Curl Pro - an event formerly known as the Bells Beach Surf Classic, which got started in 1961.
The pioneers of surfing in Bells Beach were Torquay locals Owen Yateman and Vic Tantau. They rode the first waves in the late 1940s.
- 03 April 2014 | Travel
When Captain James Cook first landed at Botany Bay, in 1770, he didn't imagine that the deadly break that hides inside it took almost 200 years to discover.
Cook first landed at Kurnell, on the southern banks of Botany Bay, on the 29th April 1770, when navigating his way around Australia on his HMS Endeavour.
The explorer's landing marked the beginning of Britain's interest in Australia. The interest in surfing would only emerge in December, 1914, when the legendary Hawaiian Olympic champion, Duke Kahanamoku, introduced the sport in the country.
- 01 April 2014 | Travel
Margaret River is a magical place touched by the Indian Ocean. In other words, meet the town known for its premium surf and wine.
In Western Australia, you always seem to feel the power of the elements and, for nearly 40 years, surfers and travelers have crossed the country and the world to take on the world-class waves of Margaret River.
You know you're in surfers' heaven, when over 75 top class surf breaks spread over 80 miles (130 kilometers) of pristine coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin.