21/5/13 Steve Butterworth’s funeral was held today. Steve was one of Newcastle’s favourite surfers. A large group of family and friends attended. Steve was a good surfer and a good bloke, the best way I can describe why, is he had the ability to share “the stoke” – which is the fun and excitement of surfing.
Strong to the end, his last words to me in passing at Newcastle Beach was – I am off to see our mate Smithy soon.
Steve Butterworth and Col Smith at Redhead Beach Shark Tower with their new Jim Pollard Channel Bottom Boards 1977.
Surfer at Merewether Beach 22/04/2013
Redhead Beach hot pink sunrise 15/04/2013
Redhead Bluff from the water 13/4/2013
Redhead Beach Sea Wall 20/04/13. If your planning a leisurley walk along the beach, don’t go at high tide on a big swell for a while. Bonnie makes a dash between sets.
Redhead Beach seamonster 20/4/2013. A large tree washed up in big seas, looking rather like a beached sea Leopard, one beached up here many years ago.
Redhead beach sunrise 10/4/2013
Full Moon at sunrise over Redhead beach sand cliff 26/4/2013