something good came from a horrendous week of weather. a huge swell hitting our coastline and entering the harbour.
this only happens a few times a year and the feeling of excitement was contagious. word quickly spread and the crowd grew bigger. neilsen park's usually calm water was packed and resembled bondi on a busy day. with the city in the background only a short distance away this is a sight to see.
you can just see the tip of sydney harbour bridge above the headland
not sure if the middle guy was meaning to surf backwards?
|hanging out on the rope which holds the shark nets in summer|
then it was over to bondi beach - a whitewash
|the power of the ocean|
i love big swell days.
this week i'm linked here
this week i'm linked here
Wonderful :) just what I needed to see right now :)ReplyDelete
Make me take a deep breathe... Hugs :)
These are drop dead gorgeous photos! No one does it better than you.ReplyDelete
Wow! Stunning photos!ReplyDelete
WOW that is fantastic..great pictures too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.ReplyDelete
With the heat here the past week, what I wouldn't do to be there right about now! Gorgeous photos!ReplyDelete
That surf looks so rough! I'm glad that everyone was able to get out and enjoy some sunshine...not sure if I could brave the cold like that though!ReplyDelete
Hope the weather is better for you this week.
Absolutely amazing photographs!ReplyDelete
Wow awesome swell! I love all the photos! :DReplyDelete
When it's going off at Neilsen Park you know it's big. Have a great weekReplyDelete
Visiting from Debbiedoo's.ReplyDelete
Great pictures of the swells!
these pictures are so breath taking for me! one day I will visit the Bondie Beach, one day for shure! have a lovely day today!ReplyDelete
your photos are postcards Cheryl. I would love to just sit and watch those waves and the rush of the water, from a safe distance! Jane xReplyDelete
Wow!! Pretty pretty photos!!!!!ReplyDelete
these are stunning! love the story about the contagious excitement... have a great week!ReplyDelete
xo xo from Miami Beach, FL
Seriously breathtaking photos that could have been in a magazine. Wow!ReplyDelete
so many fantastic shots, buts its the power that always grabs me, love seeing the pool enveloped and the cresting waves. i see everyone is in wet suits, i take it the water is cold too...ReplyDelete
Fun post -really enjoyed all of your photos! Popping over from Debbiedoos.ReplyDelete
Wow, such incredible shots!! The ocean gone wild.ReplyDelete
I'm with Maya — WOW! I love the pounding surf and hunky surfers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the birthday wishes, I've been having a ball in blogland today!
Absolutely amazing, powerful and gorgeous!! You live in such a beautiful place and it is so incredible what the ocean can do and all the wonders it holds.ReplyDelete
Ok.. you don't need me to tell you,ReplyDelete
I am GREEN with envy!!!!
Gorgeous! I want to go!!!
I never get enough of looking at pictures of Sydney beaches. A place where I met the hubby and fell in love and so held very dear in my heart! So glad I found your blog via A Beach Cottage. LxReplyDelete
wow what beautiful shots, makes me miss sydney so much!ReplyDelete