Welcome to Bells Beach!
Continuing on our little trip down The Great Ocean Road. Our first stop was Bells Beach.
I have never been to Bells Beach or the Rip Curl Surf & Music Festival before, but would like to go some day.
It’s quite the event and gets Worldwide Attention. Some of the best surfers in the World Compete here when it’s on.
Bells Beach is also where the last scene of Point Break was set. Although, it wasn’t really filmed at Bells Beach. It was filmed in Ecola State Park which is in Canon Beach, Oregon.
I’ve seen and heard a lot about Bells Beach before and I’ve seen it on TV a lot. I have to say that Bells Beach looks bigger on TV – most things do.
Regardless, it was really cool to stop off here, take in the view and appreciate it. I didn’t get the photos I was looking for though, as the gray clouds were out and making my shots all gloomy.
While we were there, the surf wasn’t anything spectacular either.
And, of course, I had to put on my Sand Inspector Hat and inspect the sand. Check it out.
The last Beach we were at was Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays where the
sand is not actually sand at all. But, silica.
Of course, I knew that the sand at Bells Beach would not come close to the fine silica of Whitehaven Beach. I did find that the sand at Bells Beach to be a lot courser then what I anticipated.
It actually kind of reminds me of sand along the Oregon Coast. Bells Beach Sand is a very heavy, thick and course sand. Also, unlike the hefty fines they smack on you for taking silica from Whitehaven Beach, there are none here.
You can take all the Bells Beach sand that you want.
At any rate. I’m glad I got to see Bells Beach and walk the where Surf Pros from around the World gather to compete. It was pretty cool and quite the privilege.