-Hey wait i forgot my shoes.
-No worries mate, you are in Margaret river, lets grab some food and then hit the beach, see what the swell’s up to.
This brief conversation encompasses in just a few words the lifestyle in this beautifully laid back little town in the far southwest corner of WA.
Hidden in an extraordinary piece of land, somewhere between the vast inland Aussie bush, the thick karri tree forests, the wineries,
and the majestic sunburn coastline that is so very blessed with countless world class breaks,
residents here are passionately attached to nature and seem to have found the true meaning of life.
Everyone walks barefoot, everyone waves and says G’day and, of course, everyone goes surfing. And indeed, the surf culture is so evident here,
that it fully surprises each and every time, us, travelling visitors from an ‘oh so far away’ manipulated hectic and stressful European city environment.
Naturally, job working hours in Margies will ,above all, revolve around swell forecast charts.
Kids will grab their boards after school and ride their pushbikes down to the break , while
old men with sunburnt faces and long beards will paddle out every single day wearing huge smiles, whatever the conditions.
Here it does not matter what you do, what you drive, what you ride.
There is no false
need for materialism.
Everyone is here to share the stoke…
and yes ,there are waves for all !
Double or nothing!
The perfect ending at Margarets!
More action photos from Margaret River to come soon…
photos: Marouska Fili