Main Link: My Smugmug photo gallery of surfing photos in big swell at Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast.
I was lucky enough to spend an hour on Friday photographing surfing at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia. I had heard that the swell was up due to a low pressure system in the Coral Sea. More on the 'surprise' later.... Here are some pics:
Some paddle action
The surprise? I had heard that Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and others had been there the day before. When editing the pics, who comes up on my screen? None other than ten times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater! Yep, I had taken snaps of him and not realised he was there:
Take a closer look at that pic - Kelly Slater is wearing a GoPro Hero HD waterproof video camera on his right hand/wrist (10x8 crop to emphasise the camera):
Low shutter speed 'speed blur'
Here's the link to the photo gallery, including ten times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater.
GOOD NEWS: There is a 25% discount off the price of prints and personal use downloads (not shipping) for this gallery until 19 May 2011. Use the coupon code
in the Smugmug checkout. Des.
Thanks for looking.
PS: Blast from the past – To celebrate unexpectedly snapping Kelly Slater, I’ve added 39 pics to this Snapper Rocks gallery I shot in 2007. Thanks for having a look :). Des.
PPS: Monday (Labour Day) gallery here.