December 26, 2012

2012 Top 20

Here's 20 of my favourite posts from this year. No Indonesian perfection, but a bunch of good times around home.

December 19, 2012

Last Time

A little montage featuring the baby bump last time my wife Katherine was pregnant. I say last time, because yep it's happening all over again : ) Stoked. I can see it may become even harder to keep posting my incidental surferjoe photos here with any frequency, but we'll see how it pans out. I know we're both keen to cram a bunch of surfing in this summer holidays anyway. Fingers crossed for some uncharacteristic epic summer days! I'll try and gather some evidence for future posts if so... Season's greetings to you and yours.

December 13, 2012

BIG Yew!

There's nothing like those early waves, sensory overload!

November 14, 2012

Lone Ranger

This guy was all alone on this solid winter morning. He picked off this much smaller inside wave before a set exploded further out.

November 7, 2012

October 31, 2012

Three Riding Two Waiting

I know I know, not a particularly imaginitive post title today. A few shots from different spots at different times of year. By the way, life is busy, I'm going to be posting once a week for a while...

October 24, 2012

A Summer Corner

Last summer at one of my favourite southern corners.

October 19, 2012

Point Flashes

You know those days at a southern corner or point when there's flashes of strong sunlight between the greyness and a few of the softer sorts have been scared away by the odd rain squall, good times.

October 16, 2012


Give it to gain it, not too sure how often this advice is heeded at these busy northern breaks...

September 23, 2012

The Heart & The Sea

Nathan Oldfield's a local surf film maker and this is a peek into his upcoming movie due out later this year. Looks really cool.

September 21, 2012

September 19, 2012

September 17, 2012

September 14, 2012


Autumn point sliding.

September 12, 2012

Daily Juice

(With an accent) Orange you glad you got out of bed early this morning?!  Sorry ; )

September 10, 2012

September 7, 2012

Child's Play

Piaget described playing as the serious business of childhood. It's something I love about surfing - people well beyond their childhood years "playing" in the surf, doing something for the pure enjoyment of it. Plenty of adults make no time for something this frivolous in their lives. Although many other people enjoy different playful pursuits, for me none I've experienced are near as engrossing as surfing. The plan is to keep playing in the ocean as long as I have breath. What a privilege it is to surf.

September 5, 2012

Tony Rides Again

A man frequently found in the morning surf of this particular stretch of sand.

September 3, 2012

Wild Seas

No takers out there on this winters morn.

August 31, 2012

August 29, 2012

August 24, 2012


The cutback is a classic surfing foundation. It's probably second only to the bottom hand turn, forever keeping us close to the source.