'offshore opulence'

A whole way of life developed around surfing and picked up momentum which culminated the search for the perfect wave especially during the 60's It wasn't unusual to find the quintessential Aussie surfer with their peroxide beach blonde hair scattered along coastal towns cruising the more popular beaches in beaten-up old cars full of friends, surfboards and good humour. Stoked to see this culture thriving and happier to know that I can capture it. Thanks for sharing my passion🌀

Soaring in the offshore winds🌀

"I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went, shit, I'm still alive!"🌀 Greg Noll

Entering the Green Room🌀

Thick lipped🌀

Coming out of the Green room and into the cream🌀

"If it swells, ride it!"

Perfect Offshore

The size of the wave is not measured in feet but rather by increments of fear🌀

"Never waste a Sunset! It could be your last"🌀


Wiping out is all apart of the ride! It really is an appreciated skill😂 Just dust yourself off and paddle back out🌀

Chix with Stix and Beach Bums🌀

"Surfest 2015 Snippets"

Champion~Alejo Muniz

Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia. This year Surfest was proud to boast 30 years of unbroken competition and community engagement in Newcastle. I was fortunate enough to attend finals weekend and capture some amazing surfing skills and be apart of this 30 year milestone🌀many thanks to @leftofthemiddle for giving me Priority😂

Joel 'Parko' Parkinson 🌀Can't help but love him..legend in and out of the water!

Parko Frothing out🌀

Parko got the Moves🌀 "Surfing is like attitude Dancing" Gerry Lopez

'Throwing buckets' Deveid Silva🌀

The 'Finals'countdown

Alejo Muniz

A very impressive Surfest Runner Up and a young Aussie to keep your eye on! 'Jack Freestone' 🌀Legend in the making🌀

" "The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport."

Kelly Slater

GrAttitude 🌀

My passion for photography has become very much a coastal one🌀 This is my journey and its only the beginning but one I can't wait to share with YOU✌️ #steller | #stellerstories | #australia #surfer | #places | #coast | #beach #waves | #surf