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


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 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 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! 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

coastal soul album

The lads from Coastal soul have released their debut album. Click here to read more about it

Tuesday, May 3, 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