2018 Whalebone Longboard Classic

Chelsea Bedford from Vasse at last year's Whalebone Longboard Classic in Cottesloe. Photo: Surfing WA
Chelsea Bedford from Vasse at last year's Whalebone Longboard Classic in Cottesloe. Photo: Surfing WA

There has been plenty of swell around this week with a five-metre NW wind swell early in the week producing great waves in the bays points.

Castle Rock, Meelup and Point Piquet have had epic sand banks with long lefts letting riders travel for around 500m on a good wave.

The inside beach breaks have also been perfect for the grommets and beginners. It has been a cracking season so far with waves on both sides of the Cape and let’s hope it continues.

Some of the Australia’s best longboarders will be heading to Cottesloe this weekend for the start of the Whalebone Classic which runs Friday and Saturday.

The prestigious event is the eighth stop on the World Longboard Tour for 2018 and has attracted an elite field of male and female competitors.

The 21-year-old event is still going strong and the competition has grown to be one of WA’s most iconic longboard events and a much-loved tradition within the community. 

A horde of talented longboarders are set to converge including reigning WSL Whalebone Classic champion Jack Entwistle from NSW who is excited to return to defend his title.

“Last year was my first WSL event victory and it would be a dream come true to go back-to-back in 2018, ” Entwistle said.

Forecast: A huge 5m plus swell will hit Thursday with SW winds. The swell will drop to 3m on Friday with southerly winds.

The weekend turns on with some ESE offshore winds and a 2.5m south swell and those winds should turn ENE on Sunday. 

Hotspot: Bunker Bay on Thursday and Yallingup on the weekend.