On the final day at Bells Beach, the leading surfer, Midget Farrelly, was forced to withdraw due to a flu.
The beach is south west of Bells Beach and north east of Point Addis.
There is a sealed carpark atop a high cliff at the western end of Bells Beach.
There are toilets at Bells Beach, 300 metres from the Southside car park.
Slater began the season by winning its first two events, at Bells Beach and Gold Coast in Australia.
Six light aircraft flew over Bells Beach to find a beautiful 8 ft swell lined up off Point Rincon.
Although the final scene of the film Point Break is set at Bells Beach, the scene was not filmed there.
Bells Beach is a straight stretch and the beach in the film is a cove with spruce trees atop a hill.
Bells Beach is visited in the 1966 documentary film The Endless Summer.
In the 2007 animation film Surf's Up, the Australian surfer is shown to be from Bells Beach.