I’m very much an opportunistic photographer. While I like photographing storms, I don’t usually chase them, but if they fall into my lap then I photograph them. Ditto with action sports of any kind – I wouldn’t go out of my way to photograph them, but if they’re on my doorstep, then why not. So it was on a Wednesday in late March 2011, that I headed to nearby Gerringong to photograph one of the biggest cleanest swells in a while at one of them most popular local surfing beaches. Historical note: this photograph pre-dates the opening of the Kiama Coastal Path and all that land on the headland was still very much in private hand at the time. Note also the lack of horrible concrete houses on the pristine headland.
Located just to the south of the famous Kiama Bends, Gerringong is a popular coastal town two hours south of Sydney. Its main beach is Werri, a popular surfing beach and it has two ocean pools, one at the southern end of the beach and one at nearby Boat Harbour.