When the comp’s not on – Beach break Nirvana with Andrew Shield.
Away from loud speakers and a priority system, but close enough to hear and see them. See what West Oz is dishing up away from the contest scene.
Margaret River Backstage Pass with Andrew Shield
While the Marg’s contest scene and the surrounding production hums along at the speed of light … There’s a Yin to that WSL Yang, and it takes place in and around Margaret River.
Surfers with all the time in the world, waves of all kinds on speed dial. Here, there is no singlets, no hurry just waves.
Western Australia offers an other worldly, free-surfing carte blanch. Reefs, bombies, points and some of the best beachies in the world. Run your finger down the menu as Mikey Wright, Kael Walsh and Jack Robbo headed north in the car for a secret beachie session.
The great thing about West Oz is you don’t have to drive for a few hours to find perfect waves like above. Right next door to Margies, there has been all kinds of free surfing done at The Box.
Words /Braithy & Photos /Shield
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