BR. Blog

May 18

May 18

A lull in the swell made for some logging paradise at the local this morning. And with only one more forecasted day of sunshine until we hit another week of forecasted rain, there were plenty of...

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May 17

May 17

For a breif moment, we have some sun, some glassy waves and the universe feels back in alignment. I say a brief moment as the forecast looks to rain on this parade over the weekend. The urgency to...

read more
May 4th

May 4th

This morning as I looked out my window, seeing a lack of cloud cover towards the horizon for the first time in recent memory, I knew I had to get to the beach. Sometimes when the surf isn't the most...

read more
May 2

May 2

The swell has picked up and the A-frames of yesterday are no longer. It looked very bumpy and a lot of work on the arms. Coupled with another overcast morning it made for some interesting shooting...

read more
May 1

May 1

Sunday felt like a perfect summer morning. Quality swell, lots of people on the beach, sun shining and lots of smiles. I think I've been waiting for a day like this for 4 months.

read more
April 29

April 29

A fun tiny waves club day at the local with a bunch of happy people.

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April 25

April 25

A wild morning in the ocean with the local lineup more congested than normal, being ANZAC day. Another solid swell push from a nearby cyclone had surfers keen. Unfortunately, I only had a short...

read more
April 24

April 24

I tried to shoot earlier in the morning but the rain came and went and came and it just wasn't viable or worth the risk. I came back in the middle of the day with the baby strapped to my chest to...

read more
April 21st

April 21st

The last time I had shot in the water was Christmas Eve last year. It has been four months of cyclones, rain, swell, dirty water with glimpses of hope in between. I was gifted a solo beach morning...

read more
April 20th

April 20th

Today was a last rush effort to get in the sun whilst it lasts. The next week is predicted to be full of rain, which will almost sure up April. Conditions weren't ideal at the local. A NW was...

read more
Easter Slides

Easter Slides

The Long Weekend has come and gone and with it, the swell. Thankfully, the sun is still out on this beautiful Tuesday morning and I'm sure those who had children did not wake up at 4:50 am would...

read more
April 7th

April 7th

In amongst the chaos of everyday living and the obtuse situations my family has been in recently, this morning was non-negotiable. Kids, let mum sleep, we are going to the beach. I think I am...

read more
Grizzle Glides

Grizzle Glides

I am officially done with wet weather. I know it is predicted that more is one the way, so I'm going to have to just roll with it as it comes. This morning was another overcast, gloomy morning. The...

read more
Divine Corners

Divine Corners

I looked out my sons window at 5:50am and could already see a glow from the horizon. I knew it was going to be a divine morning. 30 mins of Cars (the movie), getting the kids ready for the day and...

read more
Banks

Banks

This morning was filled with moments of light, sand and some big turns. The morning light was fantastic. It was great to see some clean lines hitting banks that are working after all the rain....

read more
Shore Splits

Shore Splits

A two for one blog post today. I took the boys for a arvo session at the local yesterday. Some nice runners coming off the bank. This spot really only works on some very specific conditions so its...

read more
Direct Sunlight

Direct Sunlight

This mornings short half hour session was the tale of dark skies and blinding light. Heading home from the beach I could feel my eyes were on fire, but it was all worth it. It looked like a tough...

read more
Before the Pour

Before the Pour

I managed to finally get to another local this morning that has had the car park full the last few days. It was fun to shoot some of the local board riders event that was happening in some pretty...

read more
Her Wave March 12

Her Wave March 12

It has been a while behind the lens. This weather keeps putting me off. That and children who don't want to sleep. But I was able to capture the morning with the Her Wave crew at Sawtell and shoot...

read more
Logger Tuesday

Logger Tuesday

This morning was a very low and slow affair in the water, yet I was put to the test by a 2 year old who wasn't having a bar of it. Being a parent who loves to create, married to a women who loves to...

read more
Tricky and Tiny

Tricky and Tiny

This morning was a very low and slow affair in the water, yet I was put to the test by a 2 year old who wasn't having a bar of it. Being a parent who loves to create, married to a women who loves to...

read more
Silk Slides

Silk Slides

This morning was so smooth. Lots of logs and single fins rocking the line up. It was tiny and gorgeous. I had a blast shooting with Meiema too this morning. She will be shooting the Her Wave girls...

read more
Popping Hues

Popping Hues

It doesn't get much better than this morning. Well, for surfers, probably. I'm sure they would love 4-6ft hollows rolling left and right. But for me, the ocean was popping beautiful tones, the kids...

read more
Incarvo

Incarvo

I got the call up from my mate Ben that it was time to get some snaps on the new rig. So we headed to the local with zero expectations. Afternoons at the beach in Coffs Harbour usually sports strong...

read more
Green Grapes

Green Grapes

Another blissful morning at a local with the family. The swell has dropped but still providing some power and fun waves as both locals had full car parks this morning. Two shots in the gallery are...

read more
Slow Tempo

Slow Tempo

Another low and slow morning. I love these mornings so much. The atmospheric tempo is perfect for starting the day. The water is warm. The sun is gentle. The people are happy. The weekend is set to...

read more
Change of Pace

Change of Pace

This morning was a beautiful change of pace. The predicted 3-5ft swell was a mere ghost as 1-2ft runners swept through to the shore on an in between tide. I for one have been missing the slow,...

read more
Reign of Gold

Reign of Gold

The colours I've seen the last two days have me feeling like it is Autumn already. There is something comforting about the hue in the sky and water in April/May and it seems to have come a little...

read more
Relentless

Relentless

After 6 days of rain and terrible sleeping patterns with our baby boys I was gifted by my wife the opportunity to shoot this morning. I shot at two local breaks that were working very differently....

read more
Aqualoop

Aqualoop

I got to spend some time focusing on pulling the best out of the new lens this morning without the distractions of kids. Problem was (and there is always challenges...) the lighting this morning was...

read more
Juggle Jungle

Juggle Jungle

This morning I was more eager than ever to get down the beach. I have finally got a new telephoto lens to pair with my Sony A7RIII. So from now, im 100% Sony which for me, is very exciting. My last...

read more
Beginning of the Pulse

Beginning of the Pulse

This morning I checked a few spots with car parks full almost everywhere. There is swell on the way and I think what we saw on the weekend and this morning was just the start. Again, this mornings...

read more
Rolling Sundays

Rolling Sundays

A beautiful Sunday morning spent in and around the water. Early on the swell was fat and a little bit slow. The lower the tide the more it seemed to pick up, with some quality frames in the corner.

read more
Patient Gems

Patient Gems

Another beautiful morning on the Coffs Coast filled with quality conversation and beautiful gems in the ocean. The swell had dropped off from yesterday, so patience was key. It also takes a special...

read more
Back to Green

Back to Green

I finally found my way back to the ocean this morning after what felt like a month away. Covid had finally taken hold in the Rathbone house hold. So that last week has been slow and painful, both...

read more
Navigating Currents

Navigating Currents

I was able to head down earlier this morning, before the light became to much. I found a full car park and was excited to see what was going to be on show. Unfortunately, there was less people in...

read more
She means business

She means business

It's Monday and the ocean knows it. It was the biggest I think ive seen it the last two weeks. It was also the straightest I had seen. Occasionally a set rolled through the point. These were the...

read more
Glaring

Glaring

I can't recall a time in my life where there has been a tsunami warning, yet here we are in 2022 with cyclones and tsunami's off the coast. It didn't deter the locals from heading out and battling...

read more
Chapel In Overdrive

Chapel In Overdrive

I don't think ive ever seen this type of swell for as long as it has remained around. Sure, we get to thank 2 seperate cyclones. But the playground has been on overdrive of late. I only shot for 20...

read more
Aqua Pulse

Aqua Pulse

A new cyclone system is sitting around Fiji and doesn't look like it is going anywhere for a while. This means some decent summer swell for our beaches over the next week. This morning was testament...

read more

BR. Blog

May 18

May 18

A lull in the swell made for some logging paradise at the local this morning. And with only one more forecasted day of sunshine until we hit another week of forecasted rain, there were plenty of...

read more
May 17

May 17

For a breif moment, we have some sun, some glassy waves and the universe feels back in alignment. I say a brief moment as the forecast looks to rain on this parade over the weekend. The urgency to...

read more
May 4th

May 4th

This morning as I looked out my window, seeing a lack of cloud cover towards the horizon for the first time in recent memory, I knew I had to get to the beach. Sometimes when the surf isn't the most...

read more
May 2

May 2

The swell has picked up and the A-frames of yesterday are no longer. It looked very bumpy and a lot of work on the arms. Coupled with another overcast morning it made for some interesting shooting...

read more
May 1

May 1

Sunday felt like a perfect summer morning. Quality swell, lots of people on the beach, sun shining and lots of smiles. I think I've been waiting for a day like this for 4 months.

read more
April 29

April 29

A fun tiny waves club day at the local with a bunch of happy people.

read more
April 25

April 25

A wild morning in the ocean with the local lineup more congested than normal, being ANZAC day. Another solid swell push from a nearby cyclone had surfers keen. Unfortunately, I only had a short...

read more
April 24

April 24

I tried to shoot earlier in the morning but the rain came and went and came and it just wasn't viable or worth the risk. I came back in the middle of the day with the baby strapped to my chest to...

read more
April 21st

April 21st

The last time I had shot in the water was Christmas Eve last year. It has been four months of cyclones, rain, swell, dirty water with glimpses of hope in between. I was gifted a solo beach morning...

read more
April 20th

April 20th

Today was a last rush effort to get in the sun whilst it lasts. The next week is predicted to be full of rain, which will almost sure up April. Conditions weren't ideal at the local. A NW was...

read more
Easter Slides

Easter Slides

The Long Weekend has come and gone and with it, the swell. Thankfully, the sun is still out on this beautiful Tuesday morning and I'm sure those who had children did not wake up at 4:50 am would...

read more
April 7th

April 7th

In amongst the chaos of everyday living and the obtuse situations my family has been in recently, this morning was non-negotiable. Kids, let mum sleep, we are going to the beach. I think I am...

read more
Grizzle Glides

Grizzle Glides

I am officially done with wet weather. I know it is predicted that more is one the way, so I'm going to have to just roll with it as it comes. This morning was another overcast, gloomy morning. The...

read more
Divine Corners

Divine Corners

I looked out my sons window at 5:50am and could already see a glow from the horizon. I knew it was going to be a divine morning. 30 mins of Cars (the movie), getting the kids ready for the day and...

read more
Banks

Banks

This morning was filled with moments of light, sand and some big turns. The morning light was fantastic. It was great to see some clean lines hitting banks that are working after all the rain....

read more
Shore Splits

Shore Splits

A two for one blog post today. I took the boys for a arvo session at the local yesterday. Some nice runners coming off the bank. This spot really only works on some very specific conditions so its...

read more
Direct Sunlight

Direct Sunlight

This mornings short half hour session was the tale of dark skies and blinding light. Heading home from the beach I could feel my eyes were on fire, but it was all worth it. It looked like a tough...

read more
Before the Pour

Before the Pour

I managed to finally get to another local this morning that has had the car park full the last few days. It was fun to shoot some of the local board riders event that was happening in some pretty...

read more
Her Wave March 12

Her Wave March 12

It has been a while behind the lens. This weather keeps putting me off. That and children who don't want to sleep. But I was able to capture the morning with the Her Wave crew at Sawtell and shoot...

read more
Logger Tuesday

Logger Tuesday

This morning was a very low and slow affair in the water, yet I was put to the test by a 2 year old who wasn't having a bar of it. Being a parent who loves to create, married to a women who loves to...

read more
Tricky and Tiny

Tricky and Tiny

This morning was a very low and slow affair in the water, yet I was put to the test by a 2 year old who wasn't having a bar of it. Being a parent who loves to create, married to a women who loves to...

read more
Silk Slides

Silk Slides

This morning was so smooth. Lots of logs and single fins rocking the line up. It was tiny and gorgeous. I had a blast shooting with Meiema too this morning. She will be shooting the Her Wave girls...

read more
Popping Hues

Popping Hues

It doesn't get much better than this morning. Well, for surfers, probably. I'm sure they would love 4-6ft hollows rolling left and right. But for me, the ocean was popping beautiful tones, the kids...

read more
Incarvo

Incarvo

I got the call up from my mate Ben that it was time to get some snaps on the new rig. So we headed to the local with zero expectations. Afternoons at the beach in Coffs Harbour usually sports strong...

read more
Green Grapes

Green Grapes

Another blissful morning at a local with the family. The swell has dropped but still providing some power and fun waves as both locals had full car parks this morning. Two shots in the gallery are...

read more
Slow Tempo

Slow Tempo

Another low and slow morning. I love these mornings so much. The atmospheric tempo is perfect for starting the day. The water is warm. The sun is gentle. The people are happy. The weekend is set to...

read more
Change of Pace

Change of Pace

This morning was a beautiful change of pace. The predicted 3-5ft swell was a mere ghost as 1-2ft runners swept through to the shore on an in between tide. I for one have been missing the slow,...

read more
Reign of Gold

Reign of Gold

The colours I've seen the last two days have me feeling like it is Autumn already. There is something comforting about the hue in the sky and water in April/May and it seems to have come a little...

read more
Relentless

Relentless

After 6 days of rain and terrible sleeping patterns with our baby boys I was gifted by my wife the opportunity to shoot this morning. I shot at two local breaks that were working very differently....

read more
Aqualoop

Aqualoop

I got to spend some time focusing on pulling the best out of the new lens this morning without the distractions of kids. Problem was (and there is always challenges...) the lighting this morning was...

read more
Juggle Jungle

Juggle Jungle

This morning I was more eager than ever to get down the beach. I have finally got a new telephoto lens to pair with my Sony A7RIII. So from now, im 100% Sony which for me, is very exciting. My last...

read more
Beginning of the Pulse

Beginning of the Pulse

This morning I checked a few spots with car parks full almost everywhere. There is swell on the way and I think what we saw on the weekend and this morning was just the start. Again, this mornings...

read more
Rolling Sundays

Rolling Sundays

A beautiful Sunday morning spent in and around the water. Early on the swell was fat and a little bit slow. The lower the tide the more it seemed to pick up, with some quality frames in the corner.

read more
Patient Gems

Patient Gems

Another beautiful morning on the Coffs Coast filled with quality conversation and beautiful gems in the ocean. The swell had dropped off from yesterday, so patience was key. It also takes a special...

read more
Back to Green

Back to Green

I finally found my way back to the ocean this morning after what felt like a month away. Covid had finally taken hold in the Rathbone house hold. So that last week has been slow and painful, both...

read more
Navigating Currents

Navigating Currents

I was able to head down earlier this morning, before the light became to much. I found a full car park and was excited to see what was going to be on show. Unfortunately, there was less people in...

read more
She means business

She means business

It's Monday and the ocean knows it. It was the biggest I think ive seen it the last two weeks. It was also the straightest I had seen. Occasionally a set rolled through the point. These were the...

read more
Glaring

Glaring

I can't recall a time in my life where there has been a tsunami warning, yet here we are in 2022 with cyclones and tsunami's off the coast. It didn't deter the locals from heading out and battling...

read more
Chapel In Overdrive

Chapel In Overdrive

I don't think ive ever seen this type of swell for as long as it has remained around. Sure, we get to thank 2 seperate cyclones. But the playground has been on overdrive of late. I only shot for 20...

read more
Aqua Pulse

Aqua Pulse

A new cyclone system is sitting around Fiji and doesn't look like it is going anywhere for a while. This means some decent summer swell for our beaches over the next week. This morning was testament...

read more