Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Early Morning

Back to getting up at 4:30am and finding it too big and washing through, wrong tide and swell direction a little off.... yay at work super early and already tired.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Within 2 weeks of getting back to Oz i'm hit with CTP, Insurance and Rego... do you think i can afford all that? Just... as of next week i should be left with around $190 left in the bank, devon...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Large Waves and Large Crowds

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Random update

Well its been two weeks since i returned from Mexico and I have managed one pathetic grovel yay... yes its pretty depressing, going from surf every morning to nothing is shit. 

I bought a new book the other day, its called 'National Geographic, the photographs' by Leah Bendavid. Pretty sweety book detailing the progression of photographs along with National Geographic, as well as some background on some of the more memorable shots run in the mag. 

Bought a new pillow today, after 2 months of sleeping on shit beds with shit pillows i have decided enough is enough and spent $70 on a sheridan pillow... it was either that one or a $220 one! pfft.. next purchase will be a bed in the new year when i move to Kiama. 

That is all

Friday, October 2, 2009

What to do...

Recently coastalwatch ran a feature of Puerto Escondido using 6 pictures i took and a brief description of the surf. I was told that they would pay $40 per shot, i emailed over a week ago re payment.... so far no reply..... normally it takes them a day or two to get back to me, which makes me think i'm being blown off... hmm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some Solid Mexico

Over the last few days we've been getting some decent size waves here at Mex pipe, hovering round the 8ft mark with the occassional bomb set. Crowds thinned out though, guess everyone ran up the point where it was smaller.... 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mexico Update

Surf finally picked up and peaked yesterday with the odd 6ft bomb coming through, crowds are pretty hectic and i think most mornings i will be sticking to shooting rather than surfing. Went out this morning but the swell has backed off to around 2-3ft again. Here's a few pics from yesterday... 

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mexico Flatspell

Well by the looks of things it could be small here for a while, the period of the swell is suppose to get better but by the looks of it the swell doesnt seem to be in the rise till next thursday!! so gay! 
Anyways here's two pic's from this morning

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mex update

Been in Puerto a few days now and so far its only got to around 3ft! so freaking small, looks like it may pick up this weekend and into next week. Fingers crossed...

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Day in LA

It's nearly 2am in LA, waiting for our flight to Mexico City which leaves at 6:45... but apparently we have to be there 3hrs beforehand!! anyways just had a sick day in LA, all started with a smooth exit out of LAX before heading to our Holiday Inn less than a few minutes away. We all chipped in some coin and got a limo tour, with shitloads of free alcohol... sooo fun! I had the impression LA was going to be shit boring, nope.. let the good times roll yeww. O and yeah Damo, even though you couldnt make it we brought you along for the ride cause we though you might like it haha. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

Surf, Rest and... no more work

Today i have officially resigned from working and boy does it feel good! picked up a new Pride, Sam Bennett board today, and packing readily awaiting my flight to LA 1pm Sunday. 

No more stress, No more worries, so much surf to be had. Not very often i manage to go on holidays twice a year, let alone a 3 weeks trip to Indo followed by a 6 week trip to Mexico... then what looks like a stinky hot summer in Aust. when i get back.... could this be my endless summer?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bali down, next stop Mexico

Back at work this week, got back from Bali Sat morning feeling super tired after getting no sleep that day or through the night on the plane. Didn't manage to get many waves or shoot any for that matter, but it was super relaxing and nice and warm. Been at work for 2 days and already over it. 

Off to Mexico this Sunday, doesn't look like much swell there at the moment but i'm sure over the 6 weeks i'm there i should be getting some big barrels and a few pics. 

Been pretty slack with this whole blog thingy but hopefully if we have wireless over in Mex i can keep it updated with stories and some pics... 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bali - first week

Finally i have managed to post a blog while over here! haha, havent really been up to sitting at the computer for a few hours and writing/reading, been out taking photo's and doing activities haha.

In the past week we have stayed and surfed Ulu's and Padang Padang, had dinner at Jimbaran Bay, visited the Temple at Ulu's and watched the Kecak dance, and now in Ubud we have been to the Bali zoo and been on an Eco Cycling tour (which was 25km downhill, and a 10km up hill cycle, hard frikin work uphill!!).

Tomorrow off to Kuta for a night before heading to Nusa Lembongan for 9 nights, where i'll be meeting up with Maree and Luke for a night yeww.

My Bahasha Indonesian is coming along slowly, wish i knew more as the hotel were staying at struggles to speak english at the best of times and they tend to just stare.... kinda creepy, and well overpriced.

Anyways, here's a few pics from the past week...

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Things you love to hate.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Next stop Bali

Well there are only 2 more working days till i head to Bali, cannot wait to not don a suit everyday and just chil, shoot and surf. I think i've had my bag packed for the past week or so adding to it every now and again with little bits n peices.... but i think now its all done! yeww stoked on holidays once again! i'm hoping this year it doesnt get cut short by some dam horse n cart!!

Friday heading to "I Wouldn't Normally Produce a Film" then up to Sydney in the wee hours of the morning to wait for my flight yewww good times ahead!

Next post should come direct from Ulu's mohaha...


Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Waves

A few from the weekend

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Tried shooting some lightning shots tonight, none really came out that great. 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Morning..

Monday morning goodness.
Tuesday morning flatness...

... as always the swell arrived with the start of a new working week which meant a quick 30min session before it was time to head to work, spewing. Managed to snap off a few pictures on my way home.

I think over the last two weeks i've managed to rack up around 3 half hour sessions! It sucks so bad and its making me wish my holiday would hurry up and come already! At the same time i guess im stoked i actually get to surf before work (even if it is half hr and freezing) as its sooooo worth it and i still managed to snaffle plenty of barrels in my grom wave obsessed mode yeww!

This morning the swell had dropped off and the winds have shifted but instead of heading back to bed i creeped around the rocks to watch the sunrise and take a few pictures, its such an amazing time of the day... and hopefully i dont take it for granted and become a sloth anytime soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Where are the waves???

Woke up early to find waves lapping on the shore... so drove down the coast to find it exactly the same! lets hope it picks up soon!


Well looks like we have a solid E swell on our hand down here and pretty much perfect winds are on offer all over the coast... hmm where to go... decisions decisions. Picked up my new lens Friday and hopefully by tomorrow night i'll have some sweet images to post. Don't think i will be getting much sleep tonight as this much hyped swell has got me all edgy and hyped up... lets hope it doesn't disappoint or a forget a camera battery or something like that!! eek!!

to be continued.... 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Well recently i've been looking to get into some macro photography for something to shoot when there is much doing in the wave department. Really haven't had much practice as yet, but i'll put up a few and everyone can let me know what they think. What makes a good macro shot? I wouldn't have a clue haha maybe its detail.. creativity?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Virgin Post

First blog and i'm struggling on how it should begin... well i guess i started up this blog thingy as i guess a stepping stone to eventually setting up a website for my photography one day, until then i guess this will serve as a good way to gain feedback and to put out ideas... and just random thoughts (i.e. blogs haha).

Well not long now and i will be heading to Indo and Mexico for 10wks of surfing and shooting yeww