Zac Haynes, The Green Room, Photo
Ooooohhh yeah - Zac Haynes // The Green Room on Fri 26.08.2011
I'm still amazed that you can score a fun, barrelling bank to yourself in the Perth metro area! How's the contrast between photos 2 and 3? No trick photography here. Just a guy enjoying a mid morning solo session. We've had some cracking waves in the last week. Not only in Perth but over in Tahiti as well. Surf, take photos, stream Teahupoo live…it's all been going on.  


 

20 Foot Face, Offshore Reef, Photo
Hard to visualise but this had a 20 foot face // Offshore reef on Tue 16.08.2011
I've been heading down south a bit lately with a few guys to try to score an offshore bombie. We haven't had the perfect conditions yet but as dear old mum says…persistence pays off. I can only show you an empty wave at this stage as the other shots are going elsewhere.  


 

Ryan Rowbottam, Rottnest Island, Photo
All style in the barrel - Ryan Rowbottam // Rottnest Island on Fri 12.08.2011
We've finally had a taste of some of the winter conditions that we come to expect in Perth. Cyclical ground swells have greeted us for the past few weeks and with the tail end of these we are seeing offshore winds and clear days. There seem to be banks around every sand dune. Places that I've rarely or never seen break have been firing!  


 

Well groomed lumps, Scarborough Beach, Photo
Well groomed lumps // Scarborough Beach on Fri 05.08.2011
You've got to be in the loop to get the heads up on a sneaky bank that's just started to pump. Text messages flying around…"get on down to XXXX it's got sik pits". After already doing a shoot on Friday arvo, we received one of these text messages. Back to the beach we went!  


 

Matilda Bay Brewery, North Fremantle, Photo
Matilda Bay Brewery // North Fremantle on Tue 26.07.2011
We've had some extreme changes in the weather this past week. Last Tuesday I was out taking advantage of a still night with clear skies, capturing some long exposure photos. Sunday & Monday I was down in Margaret River looking to get some shots of the predicted 7.0m swell...but instead took a beatdown by the 50+ knot winds.  


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I had never considered hiring a photographer to go with me on a surf trip or even for a day at the beach.  In my mind this is only something the pro's would do. I kept asking my wife, Zoe, to come down and take a few photos of me on some waves. I

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