May June July August September October November 2022

Redhead Bluff from the other side 16/11/22

Redhead Bluff Goat Track, the way down 16/11/22

First Creek Redhead from the wooden bridge 9/11/22

Swansea Heads 16/11/22

Wild looking cloud over Redhead Beach 2/5/2022

Black Neds Bay 5/7/2022
Low Tide Redhead First Creek 25/8/2022
Peaky wave Redhead 18/8/2022 There is a surfer in there somewhere.
Sand Art First Creek Redhead 24/9/2022

Beach Track Redhead 5/10/2022
Black Neds Bay glassy water and no boats 16/10/2022
Redhead Shark Tower 4/10/2022 Low tide showing the bright green weed.tide line.

January/February/March/April 2022

3 weeks after our last big storm we have another one. Redhead Beach 2/4/22

Big waves

Waves and foam pushing up the First Creek

Sand getting chewed out by the ton

The Shark Listening Station usually about 1 kilometre from shore, gets pushed into shore.

Clouds reflecting in the First Creek Redhead 11/3/2022. Not sea foam like yesterday.

Another storm Redhead Beach 10/3/22. Strong wind and rain moved the sand and created a mess of foamy goo.

Sea Foam pushing into Redhead Beach 10/3/22
Sea Foam pushing up First Creek
Sand pushing toward the car park Redhead Beach 10/3/22
Big seas rain and wind created this mess goo on the beach Redhead 10/3/22

The first batch of Jim Pollard Channel Boards made for Col Smith in 1976 specifically for Bells Beach.

Redhead Beach 1/2/2022 beach erosion from strong swell and driving rain. Bonus seagull photo bomb.

Ibis in the First Creek Redhead 25/2/2022

A paddle up the Swansea Chanel in sparkling clear water 9/2/2022

Swansea Chanel

Sun over Redhead Beach 24/1/2022

Patterns First Creek Redhead 23/1/2022

November/December 2021

Sand Art Redhead First Creek 21/12/2021

Scribbly Gum Driftwood Redhead Beach 17/12/2021

View from Car Park sand hill over First Creek Redhead 11/12/2021

Early Morning light on Redhead First Creek 13/12/2021

2nd Creek Redhead finally flowing again after heavy rain 14/11/2021

Flat day at Redhead Beach 17/11/2021

Southerly buster Redhead Beach 24/10/2021

View from the SUP Caves Beach 16/11/2021

Redhead Surf Club Paddle and Swim Training 17/11/2021

May/June/July 2021

Redhead Shark Tower with a little bit of colour in front from the Pig Face Plants 32/7/2021

Some nice colours and patterns in the clouds early morning Redhead Beach 15/7/2021

Golden sunrise Redhead Beach 14/7/2021 It all turned cold and grey twenty minutes later.

Rutile patterns in the sand beside the First Creek Redhead Beach 14/6/2021

Redhead Beach 1/6/2021

Redhead Bluff looking pretty sombre on a grey wet morning 29/5/2021. Looking closely the bluff is all sliced up like a cake.

Redhead Beach Big surf 1/6/2021

February/March/April 2021

A SUP paddle around Green Point Belmont with the early morning light coming over the trees. The cave is possibly and old coal mine shaft, but there are a lot of small caves along the rocky foreshore.

On a wave 4/5/2021

Ripples in the sand after the tide dropped. Redhead Beach 04/04/2021

Redhead 2nd Creek after heavy rain 22/3/2021. This photo shows the amount of sand built up over years of drought and the amount of water that just pushed out.

A bit of history. Just looking at my Dad’s tiny 1930’s Ensign Midget camera. Dad was in the army up in Darwin 1941-45 during WW2 as a gun sergeant and here are some photos he took.

Dad’s camera a 1930’s Ensign Midget.

Dad’s army mates Darwin 1941-45

Dad’s 25 pounder Darwin 1941-45.

Dad’s Darwin photos 1941-45

January 2021

Sea Critter washed up on Redhead Beach 16/2/2021. This finger tip size rubbery thing was washed up among Blue Bottles. A sea slug known as Glaucus Atlanticus which feeds off blue bottle and stores the venom so it can be dangerous.

Things that were under the sand exposed after heavy rain and strong winds Redhead Beach 16/2/2021.

Rainbow over Redhead Beach 16/2/2021. With just my foot prints and Bonnie checking the tide line.

Big wave Redhead Beach 21/1/2021

Big Wave Redhead Beach 21/1/21

Waters Edge Redhead Beach 21/1/2021

Waters Edge Redhead 21/1/21

Absolute classic 1956 VW Combi Ute in original condition at Blacksmiths Beach Jan 2021

Original 1956 VW Combi Ute

November/December 2020

Pelicans in Swansea Chanel in crystal clear water.

Pelicans in Swansea Chanel

Joe Cocker Newcastle’s Civic Theatre 1978. Joe sang like a nightingale and the band were awesome.

Joe Cocker Civic Theatre 1978

Redhead Beach early morning with the sun beaming through the clouds 23/11/2020

Redhead Beach 23-11-20

Sea Snail Black Neds Bay 18/11/2020

Movement Redhead Beach 24-07-20

Large seas pushed over the beach leaving a drained look.

Movement Redhead Beach 24-07-20


Redhead Beach in 1978. Work just starting on sealing the car park and Vegetation planting within fenced off areas.

Redhead Beach Road 1920’s Showing the First Creek Bridge Unknown photographer.

Redhead Beach Road 1920’s

Rutile Mining along Redhead Beach late 1950’s to early 1960’s The floating dredge moved along the beach to Blacksmiths and back again, then the area was “re-planted” Unknown photographer..

Rutile Mine Redhead Beach app 1962



August/September/October 2020

Coastal Cliffs Catherine Hill Bay 16/10/2020

Nth Catho Headland 16-10-20

Orange moss on coastal rock cliffs Catherine Hill Bay 16/10/2020

Orange Rocks Catho 16-10-20

Redhead Beach Big Sunrise 15/10/2020 The sun shining through the sea mist made the sun huge.

Redhead Misty Sunrise 15-10-20

Redhead Beach Misty morning 15/10/20

Redhead Beach Morning Mist 15-10-20

Jewells Swamp in 1977, also known as Crokers Creek. Overgrown and dried up now.

Jewells Swamp 1977

Redhead surfer 27/9/2020

Redhead Surfer 27-09-20

Kite Surfer Redhead Beach 10/9/2020. The wind was up straight in and he was hooting alongĀ  parallel to shore.

Kite Surfer Redhead 4 10-09-20

Redhead Beach First Creek 4/9/2020

Redhead Beach First Creek 04-09-20

Footprints on the beach after a busy day at Redhead Beach 21/6/2020.

Footprints Redhead Beach 21-06-20

Birds out to sea Caves Beach 16/8/2020. Sea birds zero’d in about a kilometre out from shore in mass and a fishing boat went where the action was hoping to land a few of what was attracting the birds.

Birds at sea Caves Beach 16-08-20

While the surf today wasn’t anything like it was painted here, the picture brightened up a dull scene. Daniel Joyce mural Redhead Beach 10/8/2020.

Daniel Joyce mural Redhead Beach 10-08-20

Another east coast low hits with 90k winds Redhead Beach 10/8/2020

90k wind Redhead Beach 10-08-20

May/June/July 2020

Rutile patterns in the sand Redhead Beach July 2020. Note not enough there to bring the sand mining dredge back!.

Rutile patterns Redhead Beach July 2020

Rutile patterns Redhead Beach

Rutile patterns Redhead Beach 31-07-20

Another big day. Storm surf Redhead Beach 16/7/20

Storm surf Redhead 17-07-20

Storm Surf Redhead Beach 15/7/20

Storm Surf Redhead 15-07-20

Choppy Seas Redhead Beach 18/6/2020

Choppy seas Redhead Beach 18-06-20

Barnacles on driftwood Redhead Beach 14/6/2020

Barnacles on driftwood Redhead Beach 14-06-20

Sun projector Redhead Beach 9/6/2020

Sun projector Redhead 09-06-20

Small neat wave early morning Redhead Beach 01/6/2020

Small Wave Redhead Beach 01-06-20

Redhead Beach surfer far back with a lot of wall in front

Surfer Redhead Beach 28-04-19


Tiny waves on the inside Redhead Beach 30/5/2020

Tiny Waves Redhead 30-05-20

More big surf 6/5/2020 a wave had pushed up the path of Redhead Second Creek all the way to the boardwalk, about 200 metres inland leaving a trail of seaweed and flotsam.

Big wave path 2nd creek 06-05-20

Big seas high tide mark Redhead Beach 24/5/2020

Big seas high tide mark Redhead 24-05-20

Golden sunrise Redhead Beach

Redhead Beach sunrise 30-03-20

Redhead Beach Sand Art 17/05/2020

Sand Art Redhead Beach 17-05-20