Redhead Beach First Creek Sunrise 17/1/2019
Redhead Shelly Beach fish on rock 26/12/2018
Redhead Bluff Goat Track 26/12/2016
Storm clouds over Redhead 20/12/2018. Looks like the beak of a whale.
Strange little fly like flower from a bush along the Redhead 2nd creek walkway 22/12/2018
Blacksmiths shore break 1/12/2018. A five foot swell was coming in from the east but waves now only dump right on the shore. There is a lot of sand on the beach but none under where the waves should be breaking. The waves used to break out where the surf boat is riding the swell.
As a comparison to now here’s Blacksmiths Beach going off in a big north east swell June 2016 after a few days of big swell pushing in and scouring out of the sand on the beach.
Sam catches another whopper off the rocks.
Foggy morning Redhead Beach 23/10/2018. Trying to keep it simple.
Redhead 2nd Creek flowing again after good rain 6/10/2018. For something different it pushed along the beach to meet up with 1st Creek which then flowed down and out at the Shark Tower rocks.
Silver Sea – Blacksmiths Beach 17/10/2018 and it’s a colour photo
Early morning paddle around to Green Point Belmont 27/9/18 Water like glass, sun coming through the trees, nice and peaceful.
Three Pig face flowers in different stages of bloom Blacksmiths Beach 20/9/2018
Sun through clouds Blacksmiths Beach 20/9/2018
Ripples in the Sand Redhead Beach 22/08/2018. Waves pushed over the beach and left these patterns when the tide went out.
Redhead beach flat as 07/08/2018
Redhead Bluff cliff faces 29/7/2018
Patterns in the Sand Redhead beach 29/7/2018
Purple sky Redhead Beach 18/6/2018. Some more bad weather not far away.
Some pictures from old surf magazines showing how good a surfer Col Smith was. Thanks to the surfing photographers and the magazines.
The Col Smith Memorial contest was resurrected this year at Redhead Beach thanks to all the organiser’s for their hard work.
Surfboards as prizes for the winners in the Col Smith Winter Classic 8/6/18. Surfboard makers donated some awesome new boards.
The crowd at Redhead Beach watching the surfing at the Col Smith contest 9/6/18. A good crowd considering the cold and damp conditions.
A reasonable surf for the Redhead Beach Col Smith contest 9/6/18 considering the weeks of recent bad weather
The surf turn testy on Sunday – cold wet bumpy and a fast building swell. Competition surfers making it look much better than it was
Rique Smith, Col’s son between heats at the Col Smith contest 10/6/18 Cold and wet but with the same smile as his dad’s see photo below.
Redhead’s Col Smith at a party 1978, don’t think that was coffee he was drinking.
Cold Chisel’s Don Walker with cheap wine but as yet no three day growth Mawson Hotel 1978
Cold Chisel’s Jimmy Barnes Cardiff Workers Club 1978
Billy Reid came down with some of his old slides and we scanned in a couple of classic surfing photos:
Steve Butterworth and Col Smith surfing in a comp at Old Bar around 1978 Note Steve has switched feet on this one with his leg rope on his front foot.
Col Smith same comp Old Bar 1978
Martin Littlewood had just shaped this classic 12 channel beast around 1978. See http://www.deltadesigns.com.au for info on Marty’s boards.
Martin Littlewood on the inside Redhead classic Redhead 1978
Thanks for the photos Bill
I also scanned in some old slides I took of Redhead’s best surfer Col Smith.
Col Smith at Redhead 1978 The surf was solid and grey
Col Smith 1976 the night before going to Hawaii with Jim Pollard Fluid Foils Channel Boards
Col Smith sponsored by Tracker who gave him the airline ticket to Hawaii
Col Smith and family 1983 Christmas Day visit.
Lake View Swansea 21/5/2018 View through the trees and blue water to pelicans on the sand bar.
A surfer as far back as possible in a solid swell Redhead Beach 10/5/2018 I don’t know if he made it.
A shell in a shell washed up on Redhead Beach like a bouquet of flowers.
Rainbow over Redhead Beach 28/4/2018
Redhead Beach sunrise clouds ships and chop 10/3/2018
Redhead Beach sunrise 19/2/2018
30/1/2018 Peter Keelan sent me some great surfing photos taken at Leggy Point
Pete’s collection of fine channel bottom surfboards, all of these are made by master board maker Sam Egan
23/1/2018 Redhead First Creek has stopped flowing, never seen that before, sure need some rain.
1920’s Arial photo of Blacksmiths Breakwater and looking past Swansea Heads from hunterlivinghistories site. A lot has changed since then, just out to sea past Caves Beach you can see the reef break we surfed that became the breakwater know known as Spoon Rocks.
1989 BHP Newcastle Surfing Comp signed poster, some fine names on there.
Sea Slug Swansea 21/11/2017 Like a garden slug with wings only bigger
Walking the dog on Redhead beach 12/11/2017
Jimmy Lewis SUP Paddle goes as good as it looks.
Redhead Beach early morning soft colours 15/7/2017
Redhead Beach clouds 14/10/2017. Stuff happening in the sky.
Redhead Beach pollution 1/10/2017. The worst case I have ever seen, this “algie bloom” has been pushing up on Redhead Beach for 5 days. No idea where its coming from. Surfing in it not recommended.