A tradition that has evolved amongst the surfing community is that of the “paddle out” to pay respects to a surfer who has recently passed away. This group of surfers met at the Capel Cut to pay respects to Steve Rice.
Its hard to think of a better place to go to in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee looking out over the lagoon and surf break. Yallingup is regarded as the birthplace of surfing in the South West. Many of those who pioneered surfing in this area in the 50s and 60s have subsequently retired to this area and surf this area daily.
In this image I was trying to capture an image that was instantly recognisable as Yallingup, and these trees in the foreground are the essence of Yallingup.
I went down to Margaret River to watch the last session of the Margaret River Classic. Although the surf wasn’t massive, there was enough for the competitors to display their skills. The standard of surfing at Margaret River is very high, and it is great to see them doing 360 turns, and aerial manoeuvres that defy gravity.
Last weekend the forecasts were for a large swell (4-5m). Saturday morning North Point at Cowaramup Bay was the “goto” place. When I arrived the shore was lined up with photographers and in the water there were photographers (with underwater enclosures for their cameras), jet skis, more photographers and some of the better surfers. This shot is of a local surfer who performed this great aerial manouvre
Not much to say really – a perfect day, nice smallish waves. This is at Rabbits break late afternoon – the sun was backlighting the waves.
This pod of dolphins swam straight through a group of surfers at Three Bears this morning. The waves weren’t great and they didn’t seem interested in catching a wave unfortunately.
These guys were pretty good – at least one was doing 360 degree turns in the air!