Wordless Wednesday: A few moments with a surfer dude!

January 14, 2015
Surfer - Burleigh Heads

When we were staying at Burleigh Heads in December (last year – how weird!), the tennis player (hubby) and I set off for a walk around the Burleigh Head National Park one afternoon.  I, of course, was armed with my camera.  Today, I bring you a series of photos of a surfer dude that I took from quite a distance away as he waited for the right moment to jump off the rocks into the water and paddle off.   There were heaps of them there doing this.  In fact, they queued up, and yes I took photo’s of lots of others too!  They are crazy!!  I don’t recommend jumping off rocks into the sea as there is a high risk of being washed back upon the rocks!  However, I am thinking (hopeful) that these guys have had lots of practice and know what they are doing!  This particular guy was very patient, very watchful and very careful.  He was standing there for quite some time before the right moment presented itself and he jumped in.

Anyhoo – for those of you into photography, for this series of photo’s I used my macro lens – Nikkon AF-S 105mm VR F2 8G IF-ED MICRO.

NOTE:  If you’d like to see any of these images in a LARGER size – 1) click on the image (you will see a smaller version) 2) click on smaller version (you will then see image at full size)

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Looks a bit slippery out there!

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

I initially thought he had fallen here but I think he was very carefully lowering himself down to move to another rock!

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

OMG – he’s going for it! My heart was in my mouth here!

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Yes! Success!

Surfer - Burleigh Heads

Hooroo mate!


Ciao for now,


[This post has been linked up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday and With Some Grace for #FYBF]



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  • Reply Jess - alittlepartoftheworld January 14, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Lovely series Min. I don’t know if these guys are brave or stupid!… maybe they’re a bit of both. Jx

    P.S.. found you through Wordless Wednesday.

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Jess – a little bit of both I think!! 😉

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit January 14, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Man! That’s scary! Great photos.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Leanne. Yes very scary! It was nervewracking to watch!

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young January 14, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Just looking at him standing on the rock makes me nervous! Why not just swim out from the beach, much less dangerous. Makes for good photos though.

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 9:31 am

      My thoughts exactly Toni .. but you know guys and their need for adrenalin rushes (well not all guys). The beach was close by! Yes – good for photo’s 😉

  • Reply Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad January 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I’ve always liked surfer dudes. He looks like a spunk! A brave one at that. I’m too much of scaredy cat to surf!

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I used to be a surfie chick in my teenage years. Yep – spent all my weekends at the Gold Coast. I didn’t surf *doh*, I just lay on the beach, got an amazing tan and mixed in the surfie crowds. This guy WAS a spunk and there were lots of other spunky surfer guys there too. My inner teenage self was all like *giggle, giggle, OMG he is soooo spunky & cute* and the current day 50 year old self was all like *omg – nooooo – too dangerous – does your mother know you do this?*!! LOL 😉

  • Reply Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy January 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    what stunning photos!

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks so much Caralyn! 🙂

  • Reply Trish MLDB January 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, great shots – I don’t think I could ever try it.

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks Trish – there is no way I would ever even contemplate doing it! 😉

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama January 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Can’t help but look at these pics with my Mama eyes … an accident waiting to happen!

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Yep me too. I’m sure there have been plenty of accidents there. There was quite a queue of young guys waiting for their turn!

  • Reply Zita January 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    As a single woman who leads quite the boring social life….I thank you for this series!! lol…
    Great pics!

    • Reply Min January 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      My pleasure! lol I have more that I may share in the future, so be sure to check back! 😉

  • Reply Vanessa January 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I haven’t been for a walk in that park since I was a kid! I must make a trip down there one day…maybe when it’s less sweltering.

    • Reply Min January 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      I hadn’t been there for ages either! Totally agree to wait until it’s less sweltering! Soooo hot at the moment!

  • Reply Kaz @ Melting Moments January 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Great photos. The water looks so angry. You captured it so well and the surfer dude too.

    • Reply Min January 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Kaz – I got a zillion more shots also – great fun for photography lovers! You wouldn’t catch me doing that for quids! 😉

  • Reply Deborah January 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Gorgeous pics Min and what a great… ummm.. back. (Dare I ask what he looked like, or would that ruin the fantasy?)


    • Reply Min January 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Deb – ummmm I reckon stick to the fantasy – fantasies are always better than reality! lol 😉

  • Reply Mandy, Barbie Bieber and Beyond January 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    We just got back from Burleigh this week. Loved watching all the surfers…for various reasons….It certainly seems like a popular “break”…is that the right word?

    • Reply Min January 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Lucky you! Hope you enjoyed your time at Burleigh. It’s a gorgeous spot isn’t it?! There sure are lots of surfers there and they all seem to love going off the rocks there! I have no idea if “break” is the right word. I’m not up with surfie speak LOL!

  • Reply Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me January 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Min this is one of the coolest montages I’ve seen in AGES. What a great and patient photographer you are. Nice bit of eye candy too 😉 xx

    • Reply Min January 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Em! It was certainly very different from my usual photography subjects …. err plants, flowers, nature (love them too though)! 😉

  • Reply Bec - Pinchmebeautiful January 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Nicely captured! such lovely photos. Surfing is one thing on my bucket list to try One day! but truth is I have shark phobia so not sure I’ll ever give it a go. For now I am happy to sit back and watch 🙂

    • Reply Min January 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Bec! I think I’m happy to sit back and watch too 🙂

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages January 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    This is my hometown beach, they do this all of the time and rarely get hurt. It is the little tikes that do it that have me holding my breath. Great shots!

    • Reply Min January 18, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you Malinda! Lucky you living at Burleigh. It’s a gorgeous spot! Glad to hear that accidents are rare. I could not bare to watch the little tikes having a go at it. Nope – couldn’t watch! 😉

  • Reply Grace January 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Love these photos – but the captions are even better! Lol!
    My husband does this whole surf off rocks stunts. Scares the bejesus outta me every time! Every single time!

    • Reply Min January 22, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Oh Grace – if my hubby did this it would scare the bejesus outta me every time too! x

  • Reply Michelle@myslowlivingadventure January 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    You captured everything beautifully Min. How many of these guys did you have to watch before this one caught your eye?!!

    • Reply Min January 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Michelle! I had to watch quite a few surfers before coming across this guy. What a drag! 😉 Actually, this guy was good because there was not a crowd of other surfers too close to him so I could shoot him in isolation from the others. Most of the other surfers always had a wingman close by! 😉

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