At latitude 28.0° S, longitude 153.4° E, Easter marks the last hurrah for summer. It seems not to matter whether Easter falls early or late, many see it as the last beach holiday, a close to swimming, sandy feet and salty hair.
Yet with the water temperature dipping to 19°C in the depths of winter while the minimum atmospheric temperature averages 12°C, Easter doesn’t mark the end of beach time, swim time or surf time for me and other beachlovers.
This week, autumn arrived. The southwesterly turned up making the air cooler than the ocean and fanning the foamy fringes of her waves.
This change of season typically brings clear skies, cooler temperatures and softer sunshine. And that makes it great weather for swimming and riding.
So I’ve gathered my Easter essentials and hope you have too. I wish you an especially peaceful time enjoying what Easter brings to you.