home-and-awayFrom Manly I drive about half an hour north to Palm Beach, which is used as the location for Summer Bay in TV’s Home and Away soap opera. (A big shout going out to John Beattie at this point because I know he likes this beach.)

I have been up here a few times hoping to catch a wave or two, but it has always been flat or I was without a board at the start of the Australian leg of my adventures. As a result I am delighted to see the swell rolling in. There are also not too many people in the water because this beach is right at the end of a peninsular north of Sydney.

Palm Beach 1I have already surfed twice today and am a tad raw after being rubbed to pieces by my wetsuit.

I didn’t thrash about endlessly as a consequence. Instead trying to pick an easy way out and fun waves to ride back in on.

DCIM103GOPROI had a great chat with a local knee boarder who seemed to be having fun in the waves which were breaking quickly over another sand bar.

As you can see I also bagged my share, but didn’t last much more than an hour, because it was now just after midday and I was on my third session of the day!

After getting changed I chatted with a surfer from Jersey, who had been living in Australia for twelve years.However I didn’t hang around with her for long, leaving her to take on the waves with her pink board as I drove south super stoked with my bountiful morning of surf.

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