Surf Images is Greg McCarthy

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I shoot mostly around the Cronulla Beach front as well as Voodoo, Shark Island, The Point, Solander and even Kurnell Point when it's on. I don't travel overseas much anymore (or not at all since COVID times) so enjoy just shooting locally.

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I have lived and surfed in Cronulla my whole life so I do have a good idea what swells work best for the different breaks around Cronulla. I don't shoot everyday, usually only when the surf is good. I generally prefer the afternoons because the light is front lit though I can be found out early in the mornings shooting if the conditions are on. These days I am generally shooting from the beach with my Canon gear and "The Mad Huey", my black and white border collie, by my side.  I do get out in the water occasionally with my Aquatech gear.

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A selection of Images from July 2022.

A selection of Images from July 2022 in the slideshow below. The porfolio of images for July will be posted at the end of July. Check back then for a link to them.

Kipp Caddy and Max McGuigan, Cape Solander

Kipp and Max surfing Cape Solander Monday 11 July 2022 on huge swell with a bit too much south in it making it a dangerous session. Whilst there were others out on their skis contemplating giving it a crack, Kipp and Max were the only surfers who did. This is a short video of their waves showing just how big and sketchy it was.

In the Shaping Bay with Pato

Stuart Paterson in the Shaping bay at PCC Surfboards

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Day in the Bay with Pato - that's my brother Mark with the Fish

Wanda Beach Friday afternoon 24 June 2022

Still great conditions for shooting surfing at Wanda Beach on Friday afternoon 24 June 2022. The swell dropped significantly but still was fun for those giving it a bit of a crack with offshore wind and beautiful front lit sunlight. CLICK HERE to view all the images that have been posted

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Only small swell but the best conditions for shooting surfing

Wanda Beach Thusrday 23 June 2022

Some of the best conditions for shooting surfing at Wanda Beach on Thursday 23 June 2022. Clean 3 foot swell with offshore wind and beautiful front lit sunlight. CLICK HERE to view all the images that have been posted

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Absolutely the best conditions for shooting surfing

Summa Longbottom

Summa Longbottom being towed into a big one at Elouera by her dad (Dylan) Saturday morning 11 June 2022.

Wanda Beach Saturday Afternoon 4 June 2022

Some of the best conditions for shooting surfing at Wanda Beach on Saturday afternoon 4 June 2022. Clean 4 foot swell with offshore wind and beautiful front lit sunlight. CLICK HERE to view the video from the Wanda shoot

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Absolutely the best conditions for shooting surfing

Ben Hall, Suck Rock Lefts

Ben Hall, Suck Rock lefts. These images where shot back in the film days on Fuji Velvia 23 years ago when Ben was 17 years old (he is 41 now). These are shots 3, 4 and 6 from a sequence that Chris Stroh published in his Rush Bodyboard mag. The missing image 5 was published double page in RipTide Boadyboard mag which I have not got back. Chris found these images last week and dropped them back to me. I remember this day well because my son Michael who was 12 at the time paddled out on his surfboard to surf with the guys who all helped him into a few waves. Wish I could find the photos of him. There was a great crew of bodyboarders back then who were really easy to work with. I can't remember them all but Ryan "Ringa" McKinnon and Alex Leon were a couple besides Ben that I remember. I haven't seen Ben in a long time so not sure what he is up. Check Ryans Instagram page @ringaa, he now is shooting some great surf action and Alex went on to be CEO of the World Bodyboard Tour.

I scored so many good sessions with these guys. Shark Island was generally the spot but at the time I had and inflatable (rubber ducky) boat that we would use to get out to all the various reefs around Cronulla that were so good especially for the bodyboarders.    

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Ben Hall killed it this day at Suck Rock - we scored full page spreads in a few mages from this wave.

Cronulla Surfers

The first 16 Cronulla Surfers featured here on Surf Images are now online. I will feature more surfers shortly. CLICK HERE to view all images for each featured surfer.

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These are the first 16 featured surfers by Surf Images - more surfers will be featured

Images shot 21 April 2022

A selection of images shot at Elouera 21 April 2022. To view a large selection of Images shot during all of April 2022 CLICK HERE

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Elouera Thursday morning 21 April 2022

Images from April 2022

A selection of images shot around Cronulla from April 1 to 16 2022. CLICK HERE to view a large selection of Images shot during April 2022.

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A selection of images from around Cronulla shot between during April 2022

Elouera Boardriders League Sunday 10 April 2022

EBC held their tag team event at Elouera with competitors ranging from as young as 10 to old. The rain held off- with waves average but surfable. Fancy dress seemed to be the go for many on the beach which added to the fun.

Images from Big Saturday 3 April 2022

Below are some images from Big Saturday shot at Cronulla Point and the big left hander is breaking off the Osborn Shoal 

These images were all shot just south of the stairs on the middle of the wall between North Cronulla and Elouera. They were shot with the new Canon R3 mirrorless camera, a Canon EF800mm f5.6 IS L lens with a 2X teleconverter giving a focal length of 1600mm at f11. The new Canon R3 is able to autofocus at f11.  

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A few images from Big Saturday 3 March 2022

Elouera Sunday morning 3 April 2022

Some surfing shot at Elouera Sunday morning 3 April 2022 on the swell left over from the giant waves the day before.

Jarvis Earle, Shark Island

Jarvis dropping into a left at the Island. This image was a bit of a fluke. I was shooting at North Cronulla and saw a wave coming in at the Island - I swung my 800mm lens around to get a shot of what I thought was an empty right hander. It was not until I opened the images on my PC that I realised there was a surfer going left. It was unmistakenly Jarvis.

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Unmistakenly Jarvis.