Remember in 'Finding Nemo' when Dory and Marlin used the EAC Superhighway with the turtles to get to Sydney?
We did it too - although perhaps not quite the same speed and minus the turtles!
The EAC is the East Australian Current that runs down the east coast of Australia. Somewhat larger than the film portrayed, the EAC is a surface current that is up to 100km wide in places. It is strongest in the Summer and runs up to 4kns. We picked it up off the coast of Fraser Island and held on for the ride!
|The East Australian Current|
|Steaming past Brisbane - 9.6kn over ground|
with a little help from the EAC!
|4.1kns - thats a nice little nudge!|
Weeeee - we love the EAC!
'You're ridin' it dude.'