Mr. Tomms

Beach Faces

One of the best things about getting up at sunrise every morning and heading down the beach is the people. At that time of day most people are positive, highly motivated and basically good people. Ok, there may be a few left over benders from the Bondi Hotel on a big night/morning, but they generally ask for a lighter and then roll over and pass out. I digress. This morning seeing the surf wasn’t that flash I shot portraits of anyone that came up for a chat. Some mornings I can chat to 20-30 people whilst shooting which is a great aspect of the ‘job’. It’s very social and there is no shortage of people down there that’s for sure.

Back to specifics….it’s 2 foot onshore, junkie, no one around and about a 3 out of 10. Wind and swell has gone SE so I’d say the water temp has come back from the artic weekend (say 20 today). Rain forecast and hopefully clearing, max 22.

We Love Waves

The Surfrider foundation are holding their national conference from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November. Some of the speakers already confirmed include Ian Cohen (Greens State MP), Vaughan Blakey (editor of Surfing World) and Ruben Meerman (ABC’s Surfing Scientist). Former world surfing champion, Barton Lynch, will also be attending. More info

Manly Festival of Surfing

The annual Manly surf festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through to Sunday. Global Surf Industries and Manly Council invites you to embrace four days of surf, surf, surf at the 2010 ManlyFestival of Surfing. Shortboards, longboards, stand up paddleboards, kombis, music, art, film, fashion and every type of surfing contest or display imaginable will be held from 18 – 21st November. Go see

Design for Humanity

Billabongs DFH is a celebration of fashion, art and music. It will be held on the 24th Nov 2010 at the Oxford Art Factory 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. All proceeds go to UNICEF’s Pakistan Flood Children’s Appeal. Get your tix here ($25)

Father and Son, Mitcho and Stevo Wells

Stirling Keen (1 very hypo man)

Jono, tearing thru a onshore 2-3 footer


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