Monday, August 29, 2011

JUST USE OUR WEBSITE!!

Hey all, I know some of you find us through this little google blog, but we have had a dedicated surf blog/website running for over a year now.... its heaps better than this, so posts are going to stop here... and just be on
www.stsurfimages.com

Sunday, August 21, 2011

road dog diaries



Ash Grunwald, The Grains and Beau Young lifted the roof off the Hoey Moey pub last night with some high energy stomping beats. The boys have been on tour for the last month coming up the coast after starting the “Road dog diaries” tour in South Australia. Last night the Coffs crew were packed into the Hoey and showed a ton of support for these fine lads. Our video’s got shown on the big screen......CLICK HERE to see and read the whole post

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

local surf movies



On Friday night (19th august) The Hoey Moey will be screening some of our short surfing films. It’s part of the Ash Grunwald tour called “road dog diaries”. In between sets, local Coffs surfers will be up on the big screen to hoot at. We have full clips of Johnny Craig, Harley Ingleby and Brett Caller (in todays main pic) as well as cameo appearances from Jayke Sharp, Mat Wyborn, Shaun Cansdell and some local surf dogs like Steve “Simmo” Simpson, his brother Greg, Andrew Lindsay, Max Lindsay, Rees Duncan, War.... CLICK HERE to read full post

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

coast time

Tops day to be in the ocean!! clean, crisp waves were glistening in the morning sunlight as the cool start gave way to another warm winters day. Open beaches and northern corners were pulling just enough of this dropping south-east swell to be in the super fun range…. great day for some quality coast time.....click here to see all the pics

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

winter lines



The swell from below is back on the pump this morning, after some small east swells over the weekend the energy is now coming straight out of the south and pushing some well over head waves into the south facing beachies. An overcast sky made for a pretty sunrise start to the day but it was a curse for my action shots later on in the morning, still its nice to see some more strong winter lines pushing into the east coast…. yeww!! click here to see the action pics

Monday, August 8, 2011

indian summer



The weekend produced a flawless two days of magic weather for the winter beach goers around the Coffs coast, we had the clearest water I have seen in a long time and the day time temps were skywards of 20 degrees, it was looking like more like Fiji than winters days on the east coast. I spent nearly ....click here to see all the pics

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

look back at july



July had some damn fine waves indeed. A few massive swells from the south, plenty of offshore winds and even a healthy dose of sunshine made for an above average month of surfing. We have rolled a few of our favourite moments into this post to give you a reminder of what went down and to distract you from this current flat spell we are experiencing at the start of August.....click here to see the selection

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

johnny on innersection!!

The third round of the worldwide Innersection competition kicked off last night and we have another entry into the mix, this time of Woolgoolga local Johnny Craig. For those who don’t know John he is a surf stoked shack master who has grown up surfing the beaches north of Coffs Harbour. He is hands down one of the best tube riders on the coast and this clip is an absolute barrel fest that shows exactly that. John works 5 days a week tying steel, so our filming was limited to the weekends and the odd day off. He’s going up against kids with $100K sponsorship deals and all the time in the world to surf, and I reckon his section stacks up pretty well against them. Please, please help us by going to the website and joining (its free) and supporting the underdogs by giving it a solid star rating (10 stars would be good) Local lad Harley has already made the cut, lets see if we can get another local into this killer video!! CLICK HERE to see Johnny’s section.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

fridays post

Late Friday post today… didn’t shoot till around lunch and then only got a chance to load em up at 7 o’clock at night. We ended up photographing a little reef break today that was throwing some super mean looking chunks of water. Normally a domain for the bodyboarders of Coffs who charge it whenever a south swell hits the east coast. It’s an epic looking wave from the water, its first time Ive been ou....click here to see the reef pics from friday arv

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

playful

There’s a fair amount of anticipation surrounding yet another winter south swell that is due to hit later this week, but at the moment we have waves that look more like the fun waves we get around spring and summer time. Just some playful chest high, rippable walls that have the grommies frothing, but still good enough the older dudes to dust off in after a hard days work in the arvo’s. Today’s pics are a mix of .....CLICK HERE to see em all

Friday, July 15, 2011

look back at June2011

We are already half way through July today, so I thought it was time to put up our favourites from the month of June. Poor ole June had a tough act to follow coming off the back of May, where we had an amazing run of swell and perfect conditions, while it didn’t come close to the pump fest that happen’d in May, June still provided the occasional stella moment…. CLIK HERE to see the rest

Thursday, July 14, 2011

leg excercise



Normally I only take out my water housing on sunny clean days, but I’ve hardly used my water gear over the last few months, as I’ve being working on mostly video projects which require the land set-up. But this morning I wanted to get my flipper muscles back in working order and even thou the skies were thick with cloud and the surf wasn’t too good I dusted off the housing a....CLICK HERE to see the yesterday

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

sunrise surprise

The best sunrise I’ve seen in months lit up the skies this morning. We have had day after day of clear crisp mornings, but this morning an overcast sky lent itself to a spectacular light-show and it also made for a slightly warmer start. That warmer start hasn’t translated into a warm day however, without the direct sun it has being a cool one. The surf has finally sorted itself out today. The wobbly cross lump tha.....  CLICK HERE to see more sunrise shots and surf action from this morning

Monday, July 11, 2011

pumping south



The south swell hit big time on Saturday afternoon. A pumping groundswell from way down south made it up to the north coast and lit up some of our beaches and reefs. Clear blue skies and light offshore winds have accompanied this swell for the most part and have left a few smiles on the faces of surfers right the way up the east coast. Below are....CLICK HERE to see the of the weekend swell

Saturday, July 9, 2011

weekend hopes

There’s a whole lot of anticipation on the east coast this weekend, it’s all hinging on a powerful low pressure system that is spinning off the bottom of Australia. Forecasters are calling it one of the most intense of the year so far. But so far we aren’t receiving too much of it up this way. A wobbly south swell moved in on us yesterday and there were some fun chunks to ride, but that swell faded overnight and we were left with clean.....CLICK HERE to see the post n pics

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

happy holidays

First day of school holidays yesterday and grommies couldn’t have been happier! warm sunshine, light winds and a clean east swell that was just big enough to push the light weights along some fun crisp walls. The week ahead looks like a dream run with offshore winds predicted for the foreseeable future and a building south swell later this w..... CLICK HERE to see full post

Monday, July 4, 2011

innersection winners


So stoked to annonce that our surf clip of Harley Ingleby won a spot in a Taylor Steele film that will be released later this year. This is a massive boost for Harley’s exposure as a free-surfer who rides all sorts of equipment, and it’s a damn good way to kick off our career in surf film making (still working out how far I want to take that) Taking still pics consumes a lot of me already. Either way it’s a dream come true winning such a part!!
Thanks so much to all of you who helped out by getting on the innersection website and showing your support. They also did a short interview with Harley and myself following the announcement of our win…. Click here to read Harley’s interview and Click here to read the short interview they did with me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

zero

Zero…. thats how many surfers there were at the first 4 beaches I checked between 8.30 and 9 this morning, some of those beaches included some of our more popular haunts as well!! and the conditions were good. Empty clean waves were firing off all over the place.. sure it wasn’t as big as the days previous, but there were some fine looking A-frame peaks doing their thing all by themselves. All of todays shots are .... CLICK HERE to see the rest

Monday, June 20, 2011

coupla hours north



Just got back from a weekend up the coast. No it wasn’t a surf weekend or even a surf photo weekend, just had a few commercial jobs on, so my beach time was extremely limited. I did however get 20 minutes glimpses of the ocean on the Saturday and Sunday and below are a few snaps from a perfectly sunny weekend....CLICK HERE to see all the pics

Friday, June 17, 2011

sun



The rain deluge is over!! cooking sun and a light north-west breeze on the coast this morning, this is more like winter time in Coffs. That week was horrendous for a photographer and a surfer. Not too many waves were had during that east coast low explosion and I bet there are a few just getting over a serious bout of cabin fever. The forecast for the next w....CLIK HERE to see it all

Thursday, June 16, 2011

innersection

Regular viewers of our website would have heard us bangin on about some video projects we have been working on over the last two months, well today you can finally see some of the fruits of our labour. Last night the Taylor Steele “Innnersection” spring round went live and our video clip of Harley Ingleby made it in there. It’s only been going less than 24 hours but Harley is currently rated inside the top 5 (on the highest rated tab).... CLIK HERE to go to post and then on to the clip!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

work experience grom

Last week Jay Bryant from Jetty high school spent a week with us doing some work experience. I took him on a few commercial type shoots during the week, but also got him up early to give him a taste of what we do with our morning surf photography. Already a keen surfer himself he fitted into the slot nicely. I let him loose with one of our old digi cameras and a 70-200mm lens and with....CLICK HERE to see Jay's best pics for the week

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

look back at may 2011



You can pretty much bank on the month of May to produce amazing surf on the mid north coast. Consistent offshore winds, clear skies and swells from the east and south all came together nicely in 2011 to live up to its high expectations. We were working heavily on a couple of video projects but still managed to keep our stills camera’s rolling to capture some of the best moments of a month I will remember for a while yet….CLICK HERE to see the best shots from the month

Friday, June 10, 2011

get outside



I suggest getting outdoors as much as possible today cause there is a heap of bad weather on the way. Sunshine, light winds and an increasing south-east swell is up for the takings today. There was an early crew up enjoying themselves at this little northern beachie. There should be fun waves to ride right up....click here see all the pics

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

cool starts

The offshores winds had some bite at first light this morning. The crisp winds that are so common this time of year make for unreal surface conditions but they make it damn hard to get into a cold wetsuit. Water temps however are still..... click here to see full post and pics

Monday, June 6, 2011

options

The clean, pumping conditions from the weekend are continuing this morning. A light westerly is grooming a head high east swell and it looks like been a similar picture for the rest of this week. Backbeaches, ope..... click here

Saturday, June 4, 2011

yesterdays slabs



We went driving this morning… nearly did the entire length of the Coffs coast… every spot between Woolgoolga and Nambucca Heads was sussed before finding this slabbing beachbreak. The ocean is still very unorganised from this large south-east swell, so surfable locations were super limited, we hardly saw another surfer in the water at the countless spots we called in at. The weekend is looking the goods, dropping swell.... CLICK HERE to see full post from yesterday

Thursday, June 2, 2011

dingo's tale



Local shredder John Craig went through the junior series with Dean Morrison when they were wee tackers, so when the latest profile movie on Deano came out called “A Dingo’s tale” I thought who better to review the film than me mate Johnny. What follows is his account of this fresh new flick..... click here to read the full review and see the trailer

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

classic crescent

Last Saturday was finals day at the Crescent Head classic and the point turned on some long rippable walls for the competitors, who were lucky enough to get this pointbreak with just 5 other surfers in the water. Peeling waist to shoulder high waves improved all day providing a perfect canvas for these longboard shredders to draw some tracks all over this surfing icon. It was a smiles and sunshine for the 3-day event and possibly the most ideal waves they have had for the comp in many years. Below are some of the leftover images that.... CLICK HERE to see all images

Monday, May 30, 2011

south to north



The rain held off just long enough for a super nice weekend. The weather was spectacular and the surf was pretty fun to boot. I was at Crescent for the final day of the longboard classic on the Saturday and then was back to the north end of Coffs Harbour for the Woopi boardriders meet on Sunday morning. Both spots had good waves ....CLICK HERE to read and see more

Thursday, May 26, 2011

its back on



The month of May isn’t done with yet. Autumn has got one more solid south-swell left in it’s tank. The predicted swell lines were clearly evident on first inspection this morning, a brisk cross/offshore wind was grooming the stacked rows of new south swell, considering the conditions, there were very few takers. Plenty of waves going unridden… there was .... click here to see full post

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

other duties

Has our dream run come to an end??….. well maybe for a few days, another south swell is set to march up the coast tomorrow afternoon, but until that hits we have some very tiny clean waves. Grommets and loggers will be frothing, others will be ...Click here to see todays full post

Friday, May 20, 2011

peaceful

The beach was again a nice place to be this morning, there wasn’t thundering barrels or epic lighting, but did have a peaceful calm feeling. The ocean was smooth the wind was light and the air temp was fairly mild. I ventured to a quiet beach south of Coffs with a couple of mates. The search was better than the rewards today, but its always worth the effort. Waves look like they will be....Click here to see full post

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

steaming lines



I went for a little drive this morning, so that’s why its coming at you a bit later than usual. I was up well before it got light and well before the thermometer was north of 5 degrees….. geez the mornings have been chilly over the last week or so. Anyway turned out it was worth the effort, the swell quality had improved, the offshore winds were again with us and the groundswell lines looked amazing. We are having some sort of run at the moment. Once again I got some epic video footage as well as...click here to see more pics from today venture

Monday, May 16, 2011

pumping may

Hands up whose loving the month of May!! south swells continued to pump over the weekend and there is still some of that swell pouring in this morning. After an all night offshore wind the open beaches are starting to sort themselves out and there no signs of anything below head high for the rest of the week….the winds look pretty much perfect too. That main shot in today’s post has got be close to the best empty wave shot I’ve taken from land. That peak just pushed in really quick and then threw out so far, I wish I had some one back-dooring that thing.....click here to see more

Saturday, May 14, 2011

what a day

What a day!! perfect autumn surf conditions have unfolded for us lucky mid north coasters today. The swell increased from yesterday and the swell period stretched right out to give us some super good quality beach breaks. There were barrels everywhere you looked, if you didn’t find a fun spot to surf today you might as well give up. I haven’t got a stack of photos from today’s perfection, I instead used the video camera for an up coming project which should see the light of day around mid June….safe to say I got some solid keepers……. I hope you got amongst it!....click here to see full post

Thursday, May 12, 2011

empty coffs yesterday

Well we are back in Coffs Harbour this morning and don’t we know it. I checked 4 spots and drove the length of boambee beach and then back into a popular town beach before I saw a single person surfing!! after being on the Gold coast (the land of a million surfers) it was nice to see good, clean waves breaking at so many locations with no.... CLICK HERE to go to full post

Friday, May 6, 2011

southerly buster

A big southerly buster is marching up the coast at the moment and it’s starting to bring the swell with it. Early crew were greeted with a sunshiny morning and a rising south swell. It should get bigger throughout the day and peak later tonight. I’m guessing most of the size will go past us, but there should still be some solid waves for the takings over the next few days....Click here to see all the shots

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

mental waves

I saw and photographed some of the best waves I’ve seen in a long, long time this morning. On first inspection I didn’t think it was going to be all that good, the swell looked junky and solid but not over the top big, that was at 6am, by the time we had found a spot holding the slightly wobbly swell, it had doubled in size. A massive east swell was thumping in on the Coffs coast, way, way bigger that what was predicted. Sage and Harley got some pretty sik looking rides…Yewwww... CLICK HERE to see more

Thursday, April 28, 2011

reef

Dark n stormy waves on a shallow reef in this mornings picks.... click here to see a few more

Monday, April 25, 2011

monotone monday



It’s a bright and sunny day now that I’m back in the studio typing this post. The first half of the morning was overcast and dull and didn’t offer too much in the way of good lighting for photographs, so I’ve gone with black n white edit on this Easter monday morning. This public holiday stretch seems to be going for..... click here to see/read it all