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May 6, 2010

Snapper Rocks Surfing

Filed under: Surfing — Tags: — admin @ 8:26 am

Snapper Rocks Surfing Photos.

Today I finally decided to take some photos of the surfing. The wind was from the south so the conditions were ideal for the superbank at Coolangatta. The swell was still a bit small, possibly about two to three foot at the most. Greenmount Point has been the best spot of them in my opinion, but all the banks have been pretty good. Rainbow has some good banks and behind the rock at Snapper has been doing it on occasions.

Snapper Rocks
Young guy coming off the lip at Snapper

This afternoon I took some photos of the guys surfing at Snapper Rocks, mainly because it is the easiest spot to photograph and get close to the action. There were a couple of stand-out surfers in the water, particularly this guy on his long board. He was riding really well. But at the end he lost his board and it smashed onto the rocks and he was swearing his head off. I wonder why he did not use a leg-rope? doh!

Snapper Rocks
Longboarder hanging five at Snapper Rocks

This guy got inside a pretty neat little tube, there were not many to be had, so he was lucky to catch this one.

Snapper Rocks
In the tube at Snapper Rocks


  1. lovely action shots.. loved the last one the most!

    Comment by Sandeep — May 11, 2010 @ 8:18 am

  2. Thanks Sandeep.


    Comment by admin — May 11, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

  3. Surfing is one of my favorite sports eventhough i got a bad accident last year because of very high surfs.;;:

    Comment by Phoebe Clarke — May 21, 2010 @ 4:13 am

  4. Surfing is really the best sport out there, i love the adrenaline rush when surfing on big waves.,:-

    Comment by Mary Griffin — May 21, 2010 @ 5:57 am

  5. Phoebe,
    I know all about bad accidents. I broke my leg skiing in Japan two years ago. Sometimes I find it hard to stand up when I am surfing but mostly it is ok. I spent 4 days skiing last year in Australia, so I can ski again, but only very carefully so far.

    Thanks Mary, I am a bit of a big wave freak myself. well i used to be. Nowadays I think about up to six foot is big enough for me. 😉


    Comment by admin — May 23, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

  6. i broke my arm on a freak surfing accident but hey, surfing is a nice sport`,*

    Comment by Kyle Bailey — August 1, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  7. sorry about that kyle.

    I know all about the pain. good luck with it all.


    Comment by admin — August 4, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

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