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PICS: Sunday 08/10/17 Curl Curl

Posted on October 8th, 2017 in Top stories.

Stopped by Curl Curl Sunday around 0830 and stayed for an hour to shoot people catching some fun looking waves along the middle part of the beach. You can see the whole 246-picture gallery here.

Curly Sunday morning – from the gallery

Lotsa waves at Curly Sunday morning

Floating off the top

Curly Sunday

Curl Curl Sunday am

Fun section

Curly cutty

PICS: Weekend waves 9 &10 of Sept at Dee Why point

Posted on September 12th, 2017 in Top stories.

A couple of galleries from a sizable south pulse over a sunny weekend…
Saturday Gallery

Sunday Gallery

Manly, lunchtime and Chris was there with the 400mm

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 in Top stories.

It was hump day today in Sydney. Lunchtime was upon me and I needed to escape from work for a hour and clear my head so I decided to jump in the car with my Nikon 400mm 2.8 and head for Manly and see if there was any decent waves. I arrived at North Steyne at about noon. The water was clean, the wind light, 17.5 degs outside and the guys were ripping the 4 foot waves.

I know we all love the 8-12 foot barrels and the huge swells in Indo this time of the year but in reality today was Nirvana for most of Australian surfers. Sunny, 3-4 foot waves, only a small lunchtime crowd and powerful enough to make some sharp turns. Im not sure if the guys out had taken a lunch break, taken a sickie or just taken off but they looked relaxed, happy and enjoying the day.

I managed to catch a few of their moves on my Nikon 400mm 2.8 with 2X magnifier. I hope you enjoy.

Photo by Chris Gaborit-Manly

Gallery from Tuesday evening at Dee Why

Posted on July 26th, 2017 in Top stories.

A selection of snaps taken just before dark on Tuesday. There were 30 people in the water at the point and the swell was fading, but every now and then a solid set would roll through and some lucky and or well positioned surfer(s) would score. Click any picture to visit the entire gallery.

DY point gallery

Empty up the beach


Inside peeler from the gallery

Stepping on the gas

Gallery: Sunday morning, Dee Why

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 in Top stories.

Swell a bit smaller and slightly less consistent, but the beach was firing up more than the day before.

Click here to see all 155 images!!

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Gallery: Saturday, Dee Why point

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 in Top stories.

Check out my snaps from Saturday midday when the swell was near its peak.

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 ((c)Don Norris) | Surf Photo Alert | 3.7.17

Posted on July 4th, 2017 in Top stories.



And freaking cold mornings!

Saturday was the pick of the weekend with Dee Why Point pulling in the southerly swell train quite nicely which by Sunday had unfortunately turned into a limited express service as only the odd occasional sets made it through. It was worth the wait if your wave selection was spot on.

I have also included a video I took a couple of weeks back at North Narrabeen when it seemed the whole of its multi-generational talent pool was out surfing at the same time!

Dee Why Point | 2.7.17 | Morning
Dee Why Point | 1.7.17 | Arvo
North Narrabeen | 22.6.17 | Vid



Surf flicks on Northern Beaches

Posted on June 30th, 2017 in At large, Top stories.

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Tim Bonython’s wrapping up his ASMF Big Wave Project show with a final swing through the Northern Beaches and he’s got a pair of tickets to give away.

To be in with a chance, use the form below to send me a picture of any of the northern beaches (that’s the skill part) and I’ll pick the best pic to get the tickets to the show of your choice. Be sure to use the text box to tell me which show you want tickets for.
I will pick a winner Tuesday evening, 4th of July.

(Uploading pics from mobile devices may be a challenge! I tried from my android phone and I needed to select the documents option to choose a picture. Your mileage may vary!)

PRIVACY NOTE: Email addresses will ONLY be used for purposes of this contest. They will not be supplied to third parties.


  • Thursday 6th of July 8pm The Collaroy
  • Friday 7th at The Balgowlah RSL
  • Saturday 8th at Club Palm Beach.

Watch the trailer

And website

Surf Photo Alert | North Narra and Dee Why Pt

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Top stories.


Love winter. Love an easterly swell. And love getting 3 sessions in less than 24 hours!

Check them out on the links below…

North Narrabeen | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 22.6.17 | Early

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For the diary: Surfrider screening ‘A Plastic Ocean’ 4 July

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Top stories.

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a non-profit, sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans, beaches and waves. This screening will be coupled with drink specials and raffle prizes, ranging from surf gear to dinner vouchers and more. All proceeds go to Surfrider Australia and the Rise Above Plastics campaign.


A Plastic Ocean chronicles the journey of Director Craig Leeson and freediver Tanya Streeton as they travel around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution. Spanning twenty different locations, they search for solutions to rid the oceans of plastic pollution and return the seas to their pristine state.


This film screening aligns with Plastic Free July. Proceeds raised from the screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will support our Rise Above Plastics campaign, which aims to raise widespread awareness about the impacts of plastic pollution on our marine environments, encouraging society to transcend or ‘rise above’ the habitual acceptance of single-use convenience items in order to prevent the problem at its source. Get your tickets here