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PICS: South Narrabeen Wed 14 Jan 15 late afternoon

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Don's surfin' pics, Top stories.

South Narrabeen was firing up in autumnesque style late in the afternoon and I managed to get 150 or so pictures of the action. If you were in the water around sunset just north of Marquesas, check ’em out. And if you weren’t, look and weep!
(fyi, if you want to see all the pictures, just click on any of these and the gallery will open in a new window)


A few pics from Monday at Dee Why

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

Monday morning saw some residual SSE swell in the chest plus range at Dee Why, so I grabbed the camera and went shooting until the wind finally messed it up too much. If you were in the water around 0900 and you caught a wave at the south end or the point, there’s a good chance I got a shot or two.

surfing gallery of dee why

Fun was had as the tide dropped and the swell hung in there


Gardens, dusk, Wed 10 Sept 2014

Posted on September 11th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

After shooting at Mona Vale earlier in the day, I lost most of the afternoon to work. But I was able to sneak out just on dusk to grab a few shots of the reeling barrels at South Narrabeen. Very, very few were made, but almost everyone was covered before the inevitable pounding.

You can see the pictures here.

South Narrabeen surfer

From the picture gallery

 


Mona Vale, midday, Weds 10 Sept 2014

Posted on September 11th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

As it got closer to lunchtime on Weds the 10th of Sept, a surprisingly energetic NE swell was beginning to make itself felt. By dusk it’d be 1.5-2.5 metres at close to 10 seconds apart. I shot for half an hour at Mona Vale just on noon – mostly of the main peak, but every now and then of the two or three people catching little fun ones in the Basin.

You can see the pictures I got here.

Swell was starting to come up

Swell was starting to come up


Sunday Sessions: Dee Why and Sth Narra

Posted on August 31st, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

Spent Sunday morning shooting first at Dee Why (covering mainly the beach, but also the point) and then at South Narrabeen (from a spot roughly a block north of the Sands). Swell was pushing in from the SE at around 11 seconds apart and 2.5 metres. Both spots were very crowded. Crazily so in my view, but I guess if your local is Superbank, you’d think it was pretty much empty. 😉 Wind was lightly sideshore, so conditions weren’t all time, plus the the tide was coming in so there were fatness issues, particularly at Dee Why beach. But apart from that… it was quite consistent at Dee Why and set wave faces were easily overhead. South Narrabeen seemed to come up a bit while I was there. It went from pretty inconsistent to pretty steady by the time the sideshore started messing with it to an annoying extent. Very, very few were makeable it has to be said.

I shot over 400 frames at Dee Why and nearly 350 at South Narrabeen. It’ll take most of Sunday night to get them uploaded, so in the meantime, here are a few samples I pulled from the pile…links to the galleries will be along as soon as the uploads have finished!

sth narrabeen surf

Tucking in to southy

surfing gardens narrabeen

Fun stuff at sth Narra/Gardens

Gardens surfing aerial

Dunno who, prolly someone famous, Gardens 1145 Sun

south narrabeen surfing

Very few were makeable for more than a few seconds this Sun at Sth Narra

dee why surfer

Looks like one of Don’s contemporaries showing how it’s done at Dee Why.

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Dee Why beach @1000 on Sunday

longboarder at Dee Why

Colourful mal-master at Dee Why beach Sun morning

dee why point surfer

Clocking up more barrel time at Dee Why point.

dee why beach surfer

End of a nice long ride, Dee Why beach Sun am


Thumping Dee Why pics

Posted on August 30th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

A few snaps from the madness at Dee Why point this morning. The wind decided not to go onshore, but instead swung SW and the SE swell though down a bit from earlier, was still 3.6 metres at 11 seconds on the MHL buoy. Tide was making it relatively fat and the rawness of the swell meant that everything was sorta lumpy. Regular sprinkles and dull skies didn’t add to the attractiveness. Nevertheless, half a dozen of the usual suspects were getting amongst it.

big wave dee why point

On the flats

big wave surfer with gopro in mouth

Don’t tell your orthodontist!

big wave at dee why point

Only went a bit further…

surfer big wave dee why point

Couldn’t quite squeek out of this one


PICS: North Steyne, Wednesday morning 20 August

Posted on August 20th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.

Another chilly and southerly morning, but, as on Monday, there was a window of opportunity for surfers at Manly’s North Steyne. Did a bit of shooting from just north of the surf club before the rain set in again and I had to scurry away…
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Peak at North Steyne

North Steyne, Wednesday morning, 20 August 2014 (145 pics)


PICS: Monday at the Bower and North Steyne

Posted on August 20th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics, Manly.

Monday morning 18 August saw a brief window of opportunity at Manly for surfers before the southerly smashed it. Don grabbed a few pics at Fairy Bower and then at North Steyne before the wind came roaring in.

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Fairy Bower Monday morning, 18 August 2014

gallery of surfing pictures from Fairy Bower

Fairy Bower, Manly, Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (68 pics)

North Steyne gallery, Monday morning, 18 August 2014

North Steyne Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (104 pics)

North Steyne Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (104 pics)


PICS: Long Reef, the bombies and more

Posted on August 10th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics, News Stories.

Got out and about with the camera on the morning of Saturday 9 August in the vicinity of Long Reef. Ended up getting pictures of people catching the big ones way out the back on the bombies along with somewhat less dramatic waves inside at Long Reef, the Pole and Dee Why. Click the pics below to jump to the relevant galleries…

Dropping into another big one at Longy Bombies on Saturday morning

Dropping into another big one at Longy Bombies on Saturday morning

Pulling into an interesting section at Long Reef

Pulling into an interesting section at Long Reef

Between Longy and Dee Why, Saturday morning

Between Longy and Dee Why, Saturday morning

Saturday morning at Dee Why beach

Saturday morning at Dee Why beach


Latest lens session: South Curly mid afternoon Weds 25 June 2014

Posted on June 26th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics.
Pulling into a fun one

Pulling into a fun one

It was almost flat at Dee Why on Weds the 25th of June, but while the straight south swell was going by there, it was shoulder high plus around the corner at south Curl Curl. I rocked up around 1430 and shot for about an hour just because the lighting conditions were so nice.

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