Redhead Beach October 2010

Saturday morning a cool stiff sou-wester sprung up. The surf was small and  flat but picturesque between cloud banks.

Redhead Beach October 16 2010
Redhead Beach October 16 2010
 
The flags were up but there were no takers, the wind chill and  cold upwell had made it unpleasant but it still  looked peaceful.
 
Flags up no takers Redhead Oct 16 2010
Flags up no takers Redhead Oct 16 2010
 
But the next morning the surf had jumped up and the Sunday morning  Nippers had to stay dry, confined to beach events due to the dangerous surf. I  would describe conditions as narnar – double gnarly.
 
Redhead too big for Nippers 1 Oct 2010
Redhead too big for Nippers 1 Oct 2010
 

Col Smith hanging 5 at Redhead 1978. This was not a popular surfing  manouver at the time on short boards, but has come back in favour with the  reappearance of longboard riders.

Col Smith Redhead 1978 hanging 5
Col Smith Redhead 1978 hanging 5
 
Newcastle Show 1978 – the Spruker talks up the Haunted House Ride.
Haunted House Newcastle Show 1978
Haunted House Newcastle Show 1978

The Redhead Gables 1978. Flying into Redhead, as you do, the first  property you saw was a large grand old house with tennis courts known as the  Gables, originally a Miners Hostel, then a Convent, now a housing estate.  Development in Redhead has now caught up to it on both sides of the road.

The Redhead Gables 1978
The Redhead Gables 1978
 
The Gold Coast Nightlife 2001. Summed up by leaving the camera on at  night for a minute.
Gold Coast night life 2001
Gold Coast night life 2001
 
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