On Surfari around southern NSW near Bega 1977 getting close to susnset, we went through this water way and then went back and did it again for the camera.
Another big June storm hit just north of Newcastle and we got the tail end of it’s fury.
Merewether Baths coping a flogging 14th June 2011.
More winter swells on the way.
Newcastle at lunchtime 8/7/2011 no one out and some big ones hammering in.
Black Neds Bay Swansea 30/6/11 – A nice place to go for a paddle, it’s only shallow so best go a high tide and you can see the fish moving around, watch out for the razor clams though.
Blacksmiths 29/6/11 choppy and raining but still a nice sight.
Overlooking Newcastle City May 2011 some of it old and some new.
Wendy Saddington and friends visiting Redhead beach 1969. Wendy sings the blues properly and has one of Australia’s best voices and played at Newcastle Wests Bus Stop Disco the night before. Bus Stop Disco hosted Australia’s best bands like the La De Das and Levi Smiths Clefts and I didn’t hear much disco music there as it wasn’t invented yet – that was a 70’s thing.
Milano’s Restaurant Pelican Marina Feb 2011 – nice food and service and a nice view.
The swell kept getting bigger and meaner this week.
A big one coming past Newcastle Baths lunchtime 12/7/11
Another big wave Newcastle point 12/7/11
Late arvo Merewether Point 13/7/11
Merewether Point late on 13/7/11
As the light fades a big set comes through at Merewether point 13/7/11
To get a feel for how heavy it was at Newcastle I got in for an eye level view – 14/7/11
Big wave at Newcastle 14/7/11
Another big one Newcastle 14/7/11 with bonus bird.
Some old stuff –
Girls watching Grant Kenny compete – Surf Carnival Redhead beach 1978
Redhead SLSC 75th Reunion 1977 – some long standing members.
The days are getting warmer and it’s starting to look like summer already. Late afternoon Redhead 25/8/11. A few different peaks showing up. Redhead surfer surfing the right across the back of the Shark Tower.
25/8/2011 Redhead Surfer on the right on the big Beach. Redhead surfer 25-08-11 2
Redhead surfer on the left just past the Shark Tower Redhead surfer 25-08-11 3
Redhead surf Club 25/8/11
The statue overlooking Newcastle Beach. James Fletcher 1834-1891. A Newcastle man worthy of the view, a mine manager that valued his workers, a politician that fought for workers rights and owner of the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate. James Fletcher Statue Newcastle 22-08-11
Belmont 16 Footers Sailing Race Sunday 21/8/11. The wind was strong from the east, doing someone some good.
Redhead Shark Tower Rocks 22/08/11
Pigs grazing in the front garden NZ 1977.
Steve Butterworth 1980 at Redhead Beach showing his tube riding skill with smooth style.
The top end of Newcastle. Looking down Watt Street, over the Hunter River to Stockton Beach – 2 water views. Watt St Newcastle 22-08-11
Sunday morning, cold wet and windy. Didn’t get out of the car. Redhead Beach wet and windy Sunday 25/9/11.Redhead Rainy day 25-09-11
Redhead Beach 20/9/11 The wind was gale force from the West/South West
Redhead Little Beach surfer 27/9/11
Redhead Little Beach Body Boarder 27/9/11
Blacksmiths Surfer 27/9/11
Marks Point 2011 Boxing Day drew a large crowd of picnicers, boaters and fishermen on a day made for it.
Fishing at Pelican Boxing Day 2011
Moth Sailing Championships at Belmont 16 Footers club January 2011. The Moth sailing boats have a winged keel that lifts it out of the water as it gathers speed, so they just glide though the water with no drag.
Moth sailing Lake Macquarie 3 Jan 2011
Mayfield Pool 1988 at 6AM Arnold’s swim squad early morning training. If you want to be a champion swimmer you have to do the hard yards. A young Justin Norris was in amongst this squad of young swimmers. Mayfield Pool 1998 Arnold’s swim team
Dudley Beach 25/6/11
Newcastle Big winter swell 13/7/11
Newcastle Harbour Tug 14/6/11
Blacksmiths Surfer 4/6/11
Redhead surfer on a solid swell 4/6/11
Redhead Surfer 2 4/6/11
Newcastle Beach Big surf close up 14/7/11
Redhead Bluff up close 10/6/2011
Redhead Beach early morning right hander 14/10/11
Saturday morning 22/10/11 around 7:30 am.
The surf was very ordinary at 2 foot with a light onshore starting up, but it was the best place to be to watch the local dolphins throw a party. Dozens of dolphins gathered just outside the break in what appeared to be an introduction of the new young calves to the extended dolphin clan. The young ones were accompanied by adults as they cruised around and around, meanwhile the young adults cavorted further out getting some serious air. They threw some awsome stale fish moves but without grabbing a rail. They stayed for almost an hour in the same area while the few surfers out watched in awe a few metres away. Sorry no pictures I was just out in the surf amazed.