Life is Just Swell in the Gold Coast

Some big swell rolled in to the coast the last few days, So I spent most of the day Tuesday driving around. From Rainbow Bay at Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads and  Currumbin. The beaches were closed, but there were still a few nutters that had a surf when it calmed down a little. It’s the most pics I have shot in a day for a long time. Apparently the swell got to about 5.7 metres. With a strong off shore breeze blowing the tops off the waves.

Vikings Surf Club at Currumbin offered coffee’s with salt spray and when it dried you could sprinkle it on your chips or just lick your lips

All this while Cape Naturalist in the SW of WA had 6m swell and 3 metre seas and it peaked at 53 knot winds. I’ll reserve my opinion till I see the Gold Coast in a cyclone

Here’s a few from the day

Big swell roll in at Burleigh Heads with Surfers paradise in the background

The first and the last shot show how the same place can look so different at different times of day. Photography is all about the light. More to come, Just don’t want to overload you. The best bit was there was always a cafe close by with ocean views.


About andrewhalsallphotography

I am a local photographer now based in the Gold Coast Queensland, Long story... I used to live in Albany, Western Australia. I owned Albany camera House and sold that in 2010. I was a part time lecturer at Albany Institute of Technology teaching photography and Photoshop. Just for fun I am a commercial SCUBA diver. I mainly do landscape Photography which is my passion and i love aerial photography. I have been photographing Southern Right Whales for the WA museum. Doing Photo Identification. I also do commercial and travel photography. I have been on assignment for Aurora Expeditions to Antarctica, PNG and the Kimberly and Coral Princess Cruises in the Top end of Australia. I have also been known to do the odd wedding. I am available for Commercial, Aerial and Underwater Photography both locally and abroad.
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