Thursday, December 31, 2009

Im back

First blog back since christmas, I've had a few days off the camera but got back into yesterday when I took a little road trip south with me good mates from the Valla team. Sage Joske, Brett Caller and Jack Lynch. We drove to a nice pointbreak and spent the day surfing in the rain. Plently more pics to show, but here are a few to give you a taste. more pics coming soon on this blog and our website

Today has more small glassy peelers for those still on holidays

Brett checking for rock dings on his classic old mal

Sunday, December 27, 2009

new newsletter

CLICK HERE to read the latest ST SURF IMAGES newsletter. Subscribers got their sent out on the 23rd Dec.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Brett Caller backside... bout 7.30 this morning

Waves are smaller today, the beach I was shooting and surfing wasn't really doing it. Plenty of people already on holidays taking advantage of this beautiful weather.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

early christmas present

Great waves around the place this morning. Shoulder to head high clean swell with a cracker morning (weather wise) to boot. The early low tide had some of our beaches turning on some unexpected magic, I took some water shots then quickly swapped to my favourite fish and had a ball.

Mick Matthews shredding the morning glass

Adam Gerhardt lining up a fast one first thing this morning

Monday, December 21, 2009

Harley home coming

Check out a little story we got published in the latest Pacific Longboarder magazine. Its of Harley Ingleby's world title celebration in Coffs back in November at the Hoey.

waves are a little bigger than yesterday, the southerly is up so head to southern corners for some fun waves.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

on sale at WATER

Hey there is a new place to shop around Coffs this christmas.... its called WATER  if your family or friends are ocean lovers you'll surely find something perfect for them here. We have 4 acrylic mounts there (two 20x30 inchs and two 16x30 inches) we plan to have more stuff in the new year. The place has a top selection of surf DVD's and tasty food and coffee for the hungry christmas shopper.
370 harbour drive Coffs (jetty strip near all the restaurants)

ST Images in Water Cafe

Friday, December 18, 2009

hot one

You can see by this first pic that the north-east wind is already getting stuck into the surface conditions. This one taken around 6.30am. Should be a light southerly change this afternoon (up till then...bloody hot). If your going surfing today pack some rubber thou, the bath like water on Wednesday is now more like the bottom of a christmas esky.

another pretty lucky are we?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kangaroo poo

OK north-east swell pushing in at a few spots this morning, checked a few beaches that weren't quite doing it before finding a nice little peak to surf. The photos were taken at one of the spots that might get better later, but it had mostly closeouts first thing this morning.

How's the bend on this section? if you didn't get up early this morning, you will have to head to northern corners as that wind is starting to motor.

Kangaroo poo lefts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

beach day

Cracker day today! sun is blazing, water is soo warm and just a light breeze..... get down the beach and enjoy if you can. The surf is only waist high, but still fun with those who have the right equipment. If you only own a standard thruster... well a swim is a good option for you guys.

golden backlit waves.... 6am today

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Stormy start to the day, heavy rain clouds that produced a fair bit of lightning last night are still with us, it will probaly rain most of today. Surf is a bit junky and small, definitley a wave for the frothers..... its about chest high, with a peaky close range swell.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brett Caller

Good mate of mine Brett Caller has just started up a blog. I reckon its going to be a interesting one to follow. He shreds on all sort of surfing craft.... so there always gonna be fresh stuff happening. CLICK HERE to go check him out!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Another beautiful sunrise today, orange and gold hues bouncing off anything that slighty reflects.
The swell has come up from the north, I checked it from 2 northern headlands and it is really a sweeping NNE swell direction, on top of that we have been hit with a southerly wind change, so the northern corners are wind affected and the southern corners have this new messy north-east wind swell, couldn't find anything great, but there could be some waves around today at the right spots, maybe on the change of tide?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

still waiting

5.20am before sunrise today

Little clean waves in the northern corners this morning, back in that northerly pattern again. Looks like been small for the rest of the week.

pretty sunrise

Monday, December 7, 2009

newsletter out

CLICK HERE to read ST Images latest newsletter that was sent out to subscribers on Saturday.
Waves today not looking great. We've got strong northerlies already with a tiny swell and low tide.

Friday, December 4, 2009

poopa the competitor

Paul Scholten has been at the top end of the Australian long board circuit for years now. He such a good competitor and has the ability to take out any heat he competes in. I've hooked up with him over the last few mornings at his homebreak and he is tearing!
these shots taken around 7am this morning -

Thursday, December 3, 2009

still kickin

This southerly swell is hanging around, we've got overhead waves on the beaches facing south, much smaller in southern corners but they are the go for clean faces. Not a great deal at the beach I was shootin this morning... should be somewhere good, maybe on the low tide this arvo.

Paul Scholten lip bash... about 7am this morning.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

southerly push

It's here. The southerly swell started pushing in on the evening of the first day of summer. A few bomb sets were breaking down the northern end of our beaches this morning. Hopefully a sign that summer will put the spring slop to bed.
These shots taken around 6.30am at one of our northern gems.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sage's new creation

More of this little puppy will be revealed over the next week on this blog and valla saltwater constructs.
Stay tuned....... this thing is off the hook

Monday, November 30, 2009


Ahhh..... its so nice to have the breeze blowing back from the south. This morning, like the last two there was a hazy horizon that diffused a big round yellow sun, it got quite high in the sky before it was hard to look into. The waves were only small, but plenty of fun with the right attitude. Southerly is going to blow for most of this week and should bring in a decent size swell... Yewwwell!

5.45am : last day of spring

Friday, November 27, 2009

more of the small stuff

the weak swells and northerly winds continue for us mid north coasters. Only weak wind waves on offer this morning with a strengthing northerly starting to really kick in now. these pics taken around 10am today.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

been away

This is only my second post for the week as I've been away from the internet. I took a quick 3 day trip up to Byron Bay with Jack Lynch to meet up with our mate Brett Caller. He was the perfect host. He got us in with the locals at the Pass and we enjoyed some little logging waves all day long.... he even cooked up some tasty food... cheers for that matie!
This pic is of Scotts head shredder Jack Lynch, the boy can noseride alright. more pics from byron will be up on the website in a few days.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


my favourite bac beach last sunday. Sage Joske, Jack Lynch, birds, logs, fish and sand make up the sights i saw

Monday, November 23, 2009


Back beaches were the go all weekend with the strong northerlies, even at this very protected corner the wind was having a real effect. The devil northerly has also started some upwelling of the deep cold water. Pack some rubber in the boot if you go surfing today, the water temp has dropped at least 3 degrees. The ocean didn't really look worthy of a picture this morning, northerly still blowing at dawn, however a southerly change did hit our coast around 7.30. There is some north east swell, so check southern corners later today.
 todays pic was taken yesterday around 4pm

Friday, November 20, 2009


The swell is nearly gone. a gentle 1-2 foot swell is lapping the exposed parts of our coastline today and the devil wind (northerly) is up and going already. This pic is of Michelle from Emerald beach.... she's always up for the early no matter how small.

long waits for sets, but there are waves for the frothers amougst us.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

water shots

These photos are from 10am yesterdee. the water was clean and clearer than this morning. Waves today were affected by the all night northerly, which is gettin stronger by the minute. large northern headlands that pick up the south swell have head high waves but keep expectations low.

these are of Sandy beach shredder ; Alex Maniatis

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

its on again

Nice swell still hittin our coast this morning, with overhead waves. better at the southern corners after that howling southerly wind storm yesterday arvo.

this guy rips! he's the one in the barrel on yesterdays post

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Well the swell did kick in last night, but the conditions many of us were counting on haven't really happend. At first light it looked to have some morning sickness from the over indulgent north-east wind which blew till about one o'clock this morning. Still its great to have some push back in the waves.


Madison Williams