More on Bells Beach
There are few, if any, surf locations around the world with the sense of history, significance, and aura that surrounds Bells Beach. By today’s standards, the wave itself may be out-classed by neighbouring Winki Pop, but don’t be fooled into thinking Bells is an average wave. At six to eight-foot (double to triple overhead), Bells is classic.
The wave has three sections. Rincon, at the top, picks up more swell than the other sections, and is therefore popular on smaller days. When the waves are head-high, Rincon produces nice walling right-handers. Once the wave reaches six-foot (double overhead) and bigger, it turns into a big fast-moving barrel that will eventually close out before it reaches the next section, The Bells Bowl.
The Bowl is the most popular section of the break. More...