Not often does it get this big and perfect in the middle of summer at Dee Why Point.
But things lined up perfectly and with a solid swell and a light offshore breeze the point started producing some heavy, barrelling waves for about 3 days straight with a peak in size on Saturday morning.
I usually prefer early mornings to capture surf on the east coast of Australia. The morning light is much softer and produces a much less contrasty scene – and who doesn’t love that golden morning light?
Being on the east side of Australia also means that the sun rises above the ocean horizon and with a little luck it lights through the body of the wave just before it explodes generating a magical green glow inside the wave. Add a silhouette of a surfer into the scene and you get your perfect ‘Surfer’s Sunrise’.
Enjoy a selection of 15 images (of 2326) shot over 3 days at sunrise at Dee Why Point.
Sometimes you start shooting before the water runs off the lens and remaining drops defract the light and create beautiful imperfections as seen in the shot below.
Spot the guys passing through this set wave as the bodyboarder is about to drop into a massive close-out. Shortly after this wave gave me a beating from nature too.
Not always do shots come out as I would like them to… but for some reason I still like this one and added it into the selection.
Scott looking at his exit options.
And then there was this one… Dee Why On Fire. Dean White charging the monster of the weekend.
The past weekend was an absolute blast and I couldn’t have wished for any better.
I would like to thank Olympus Australia for helping me out last minute with some gear and for their great support in general. Also a great thanks to all the surfers out there who charge these bombs – there is nothing I like more than capturing you guys!
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