Saturday, March 31, 2012

And I promised I'd post more often.


It must be something about the immediate access to a coastline, plus a fair amount of swell over the past couple of weeks, coupled with 'things to do' that has made a post on the old blog 'something I'll get to tomorrow".

Last weekend was a highlight with waves in the pretty big range, somewhere between 8 and 12 feet depending on what measuring system you subscribe to. Not perfect but for Winki a good direction. It was fun once you got out the back and managed to get one amidst the scrabbling crew and the crazy sweep that inhabits the place over about 6 feet.

Paddle paddle scramble paddle scramble duckdive maybe catch a wave. 5 waves in three hours. Two sort of keepers.

As I said. Fun.

Otherwise it's been a fairly constant swell that has seen me catching the imperfectly winded afternoons  following perfect mornings I missed as I keep to 'list discipline' and remain productive with all the delights that pepper the area.

The other great distraction has been pre-production on The Reef. Now only six weeks away and 17 days of lunacy filming in the north west of Western Australia.

A major disappointment is the loss of Cyrus Sutton and maybe Ryan Burch through injury,. We are now short two hot American goofy footers so if anyone has suggestions for replacements I'm up for it. From the US. Goofyfooter. Happy to challenge a challenging wave without fins.

I know. A big ask. Only the Brave.

Pics for today. Some random shots from the past week or so.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Finally, finally, I am finding a rhythm here, where the day begins with the sound of magpies, and the not too distant roar of the ocean.

Perfection you might think, but with the return of the errant son, life deconstruction to ongoing and not so far totally successful reconstruction of a balance of income and living, plus preparing for an intense four months of film making that begins just about now, and you begin to get a picture of "it ain't been all beer and skittles."

That pesky devil wind has continued its march, though there continues to be the odd day delivering some relief with offshores and some swell. These brief windows have been jumped on, and the crowds have been young and hungry. This has done me no favours but nonetheless three or four sessions a week, taking the place of gyms and running unless you want to, well... it doesn't stink.

This evening ended a good day. A potential client made contact, and they belong to a group that you'd be proud to help.

Nearly everything on my list got ticked off, except a couple of bills, but they can wait a little longer.

Beelzebubbles behaved, and the late light had me bolting off with the snapper just to catch a few muckaround moments. With this photogenic wonderland about it is going to be fun when I finally score a good camera and lens.

As ever I'll keep you posted, hopefully with a little more frequency than the last weeks.

Pics: Just round the corner, just about an hour ago.