Surfing Duranbah – Surf Photography on a Brilliant Day at the Southern Tip of Australia’s Gold Coast

Happy New Year everyone!

Last Thursday 12 January 2012 I enjoyed a super morning photographing surfing at Duranbah beach (which is at Tweed Heads, in northern New South Wales (NSW), adjacent to the Queensland / NSW border; at the southern end of The Gold Coast; Australia). Here are some pics from a beautiful morning with a strong south-easterly breeze blowing in:

Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

For people using search terms like bodyboarding, boogieboarding, drop-knee and throw-tail 🙂 🙂
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Nice tube / barrel action
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Young lady with some great surfing
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Possibly my favourite from the morning
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

I had a bit of luck later in the shoot, too. I was finishing up and had just left the beach when, who did I see? None other than Dual World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning, just arriving! A short time later I was back into the swing of things, albeit from a bit further away. Here’s a ‘pic of Mick’! (Some tight cropping to remove other surfers):
Mick Fanning - Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Nice action preceeding a wipeout / stack / fall / off / trip 🙂 (four-pic sequence is in the gallery)
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Idyllic scene for windsurfing
Windsurfing - Lifestyle Photography - Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on Summer surfing at Duranbah (just south of the Snapper Rocks Superbank), Gold Coast. Here’s an ‘Extras’ gallery of unedited additional photos (including quite a few more of Mick Fanning).

Thanks so much for looking, and wishing everyone a great 2012!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing

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About disci7

Hobbyist & part time photographer. I enjoy photographing sport (especially basketball, surfing, triathlons, cycling, running & softball), nature and birds.
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