Mentawais - Land of The Endless Smile
Wandered around Pei Pei village for the day, taking in the laid back lifestyle the locals here embrace. Wooden houses, coral roads, palm trees & scooters make up the general village landscape.
It would be hard not to notice an abundance of smiling kids around here, friendly would be an understatement, all of them wanting to come up and say hello & give a big high five. For people that have so little, and live in very basic conditions in a remote area, they have an unlimited abundance of stoke!
Mentawai - Erat Reef Sunset Session
Getting a touch more confidence swimming amongst the bigger stuff here, Sets were a solid 4ft+ but I was too busy swimming and tucking into a groove in the bottom of the reef to snap off some pictures of them,
but the crew out there was loving it, glassy, beautiful light and good vibes (along with a shark or two)
Self doubt & fear can kill a great adventure.
Have courage in yourself,
approach your environment with respect and understanding
great experiences will be yours to enjoy.
Mentawais - Sunset Session
Warm blue water, Palm Tree coastlines & Incredible surf .
Late season adventure searching for surf in the Mentawai islands off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A beautiful morning surf session got me excited to shoot some photos in the afternoon, a drop in the swell during the day left us with some smaller waves at Beng Beng for the late, but capped off with an amazing sunset and ready for another day.
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Bondi - SpringRise
Today is “R U OK?” day, and it marks a time to really be conscious of your fellow human, check in, show someone you care and they are cared about. Depression is rampant in society, its a illness thats hidden from view and is often unnoticed until something heavy happens, don’t let someone fall by the wayside simply because they thought no-one cared ..
"are you ok ?" some important words that can really change someones day, someones life.
Maroubra - Warm & Grey Spring Day
Spring has arrived, generally my favourite time of year.
The air gets warmer, landscape gets greener, people get happier
and the surf gets real fun, still plenty of swell and offshore mornings to keep everyone stoked.
Not an epic morning for light, but some great little waves around, 3ft, brushed with a light W wind.
The mornings can be hard to get up, leaving the warmth of bed to venture outside isn’t most peoples idea of fun, but after having done so it all feels worthwhile, drag yourself up for a sunrise sometime soon, I guarantee that its the best way to kick off your day..
Put on some bright threads,
and something colourful for your head.
Slip in your dancing shoes,
bring a smile and positive attitude.
Wednesday sunrise, lets not behave
Morning Gloryville, Time to Rave!
Bondi - The Dichotomy of a Grey Fluro Friday
Even against the dark grey morning sky,
Bit of colour and a smile can brighten the day.
Bondi - Mining for Gold
the morning illuminates the relationship between the earth and ocean.
water caressing the coastline, its deep blue stillness composing the sound of peace.
a still mind,
a sound heart,
a loving soul.