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
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
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
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
Newcastle Show 1978 – the Spruker talks up the Haunted House Ride.
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 Gold Coast Nightlife 2001. Summed up by leaving the camera on at night for a minute.
Gold Coast night life 2001