May/June 2016

Rainbow over Swansea Channel 17/03/2016

Rainbow Over Swansea Channel 17-03-16

Rainbow Over Swansea Channel 17-03-16

A strong swell has been pumping into Newcastle and still continues 5 days later. Redhead beach surfer early 08/06/2016

Redhead Beach 08-06-16

Redhead Beach 08-06-16

Blacksmiths Beach grinding swell lines 08/06/2016

Blacksmiths Beach 08-06-16

Blacksmiths Beach 08-06-16

Blacksmiths Beach – surfer Tony Solaris 08/06/2016

Blacksmiths Beach Tony Solaris 08-06-16

Blacksmiths Beach Tony Solaris 08-06-16

Surfing Culture in Newcastle. This article below (click the link) was published I think in a Newcastle Uni magazine sometime in the late 70’s. I kept a copy as its quite funnny, sorry I don’t know who Duckboy is, the guy who wrote it, a non Novacastrian of course:

Surfing Culture in Newcastle

Arial view of Redhead 1976 from an old slide – Lots of changes in 40 years – no Industrial Estate , no north side housing estate, caravan park in progress, and the second creek before it got dried up.

Redhead arial view from plane 1977

Redhead arial view from plane 1977

A golden start to Mothers Day. Early morning at Redhead Beach 8/5/2016

Redhead Beach gold morning 08-05-16

Redhead Beach gold morning 08-05-16

Mark sent me this photo of this most beautiful colourful fish. This one and a few others were caught from Swansea Channel and released. I identified it as a Yellow-Green Wrasse from the book Australian Sea Fishes and in it states killing such a rare and beautiful animal is hardly excusable. They go through many colour phases when growing up and the males end up a more greeny-blue colour and the females are yellow.

Yellow-green Wrasse

Yellow-green Wrasse

Storm cloud Redhead Beach 1/5/2016 it passed by with only a few lightning flashes and a bit of rain.

Storm cloud Redhead Beach 01-05-16

Storm cloud Redhead Beach 01-05-16

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