This is my pick of the month, saved the best till last I guess. Empty waves seem to capture the imagination. Makes me wonder - where would I be, what would I do? And how on Earth did it slip through unridden? Mid morning early March.
March 31, 2010
March 30, 2010
March 29, 2010
March 26, 2010
It's great seeing people really enjoy themselves and not be so cool they can't wear a big grin, even while sliding on a tiny summer peeler. There's plenty of stoked people around here at the moment. The dumping of the HMAS Adelaide will not go ahead as planned tomorrow. The noship crew have succeeded in earning the right for the proposed ship dumping to be properly scrutinised in court. Find all the details and how you can help at noship.com.au
March 25, 2010
March 24, 2010
March 23, 2010
March 22, 2010
I'm often jealous of surfers who grew up at the beach. Many posses seemingly innate abilities in the water, effortlessly making sections and linking turns with graceful arcs. Makes me keen to make up for lost time and follow the groms' example - surf, surf and surf some more. This is Nik at Copa.
March 21, 2010
March 19, 2010
Adrian 'Ace' Buchan, a surfer joe just like the rest of us. But unlike most of us he's currently competing on the ASP world surfing tour. I know my best backhand turns aren't a patch on this one captured at Ace's home beach last week.
Like many local surfers and beach users Adrian has raised his voice in opposition to the proposed ship dumping next Saturday. Peter Garret our Federal Environment Minister has yet to sign the sea dumping permit the NSW government needs to legally scuttle the ship.
Please email your opposition ASAP
Learn more at noship.com.au
Post script: I've since learned that it's not actually Ace pictured above but yet another local ripper Beau Atchison... another surfer joe who no doubt cares deeply about protecting the ocean environment.
March 18, 2010
Avoca has a number of well formed, often quite shallow sand banks at the moment. Plenty of small but really fun waves have been ridden this week. We don't want to corrupt the natural sand movements that create these banks by letting the Government discard a 4000 tonne warship on the beach. And we don't want to be subject to all the known and as yet unknown health hazards that dumping this ship will cause. Understand more at noship.com.au and make some noise.
March 17, 2010
March 15, 2010
March 14, 2010
March 12, 2010
"The majority of real surfers hang out for the onset of Autumn. Crowds disperse, early morning offshores become more regular, sand banks tend to take shape, and of course there is generally more swell activity. All this and the water remains warm"So said Ben Horvath on Coastalwatch. Yep Autumn rocks. Here's a recent small but fun morning around here.
March 11, 2010
March 9, 2010
Years ago I camped on my own behind the dunes of this South Coast beach around Easter time. After taking this early morning photo I spent 10 hrs in the water, stopping only for a tinned spaghetti sandwich. My arms felt like spaghetti that night but it was a satisfying sleep.
March 7, 2010
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March 2, 2010
Nothing spectacular about this photo, a failed aerial. But the type on the board's bottom 'No Boat' is the talk of the beach, and rightly so. The government is planning on dumping a 4000 tonne ex naval warship 1700 metres off the beach.
There's a public rally on this Sat (6th March)
10am at the Shark Tower, wear red
Get the low down at www.noship.com.au