Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Surfing

Paddle Out

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.
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There is a few years of surfing experience in this lot!

There is a few years of surfing experience in this lot!

There are more images from the day here

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Yallingup Beach

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. Yallingup
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.


Margaret River Classic surf competition

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.

It was also a good opportunity to test my new lens (the Nikon 80-400 with the 1.4 TC). A very impressive combination for this sort of photography.
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Flying high

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

Flying High

North Point,Cowaramup Bay


Yallingup surf

Not much to say really – a perfect day, nice smallish waves. This is at Rabbits break late afternoon – the sun was backlighting the waves.

Rabbits surf break

Rabbits surf break


Close encounters

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

We're coming through

We're coming through

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Surfing at Three Bears

These guys were pretty good – at least one was doing 360 degree turns in the air!

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