When the lighting is as good as it was this afternoon, a photographer finds it very hard to resist getting out and about with a camera. Yours truly went first to Manly on the off chance the touch of east in the swell was letting it get into the north end of the famous stretch. And sure enough, there were clean little offshore sets for the moderate size crew at the Queenscliff end. I shot for about half an hour, so if you happen to have been in the water there between about 1:30 and 2:00 pm, check back on Saturday for the gallery of shots I came back with.
Queenscliff 11 June 2010 (pm) – Images by Don Norris
Next stop on my afternoon shooting expedition was Freshy. As usual the numbers weren’t on the same scale as Manly, but there was a healthy crew enjoying the unnaturally warm water and sunny offshore afternoon. Sets were a touch bigger too. Quality was similar to Manly as well. I shot from about 2:25 to 2:45 pm before deciding to head around the corner to see what was happening at Curly.
Freshwater 11 June 2010 (pm) – Images by Don Norris
There was a sizable crew on the chest to head high plus offshore waves at south Curly. Looked like people were having fun, despite the somewhat variable quality of the peaks. It looks as though there’s some deep water between the outside peaks and the beach because many waves started out looking good before they kind of fatted out on the inside. I set up just to the north of the main peak and took pictures from about 3:00 to 3:30 pm.
South Curl Curl 11 June 2010 (pm) – Images by Don Norris