Saturday, May 19, 2007

Surf's up!

Nine months that I'm showing Sydney off and not once did I post a surfing photo. It's about time! This afternoon at Bronte beach was just divine. Although the waves weren't very big, they were nice and clean with a very light offshore breeze that kept the seas flat - just long lines of swell rising as they neared the shore - the sky a uniform blue, the air just warm... What a delightful Saturday afternoon!

Neuf mois que je vous envoie de bons baisers de Sydney et pas une fois encore je n'ai montré de surfeurs. Il serait temps ! Cet après-midi à la plage de Bronte était vraiment parfaite. Sans être bien grosses, les vagues étaient belles, bien nettes, avec une très légère brise de terre qui gardait la mer plate - juste les longues lignes de houle qui se levaient l'une après l'autre - un ciel d'un bleu d'azur, un air tiède... quel beau samedi après-midi !
xx

24 comments:

Imparfait présent said...

Ah! Ben quand même... Depuis le temps que j'attends ça!
On dirait une carte postale.
Merci!

calusarus said...

Moi qui pensais voir le fameux bleu Bondi de mes souvenirs…
Mais celui de ces photos est également très beau.

Nathalie said...

Calasarus, Bronte est la plage juste au sud de Bondi, tu sais, ce n'est pas bien loin !

Bleeding Orange said...

Ca fait un peu rêver quand même... !

hpy said...

Quelle est la temperature de l'eau en ce moment?

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photos. It would be nice to surf but I don't know how. I bet it's nice sitting back and watching though.

Kate said...

The varied shades of the water makes the activity even more inviting. I love to watch surfers--grace, skill, and daring at the same time.

M.Benaut said...

I do hope that you went in. That water looks magnifique.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like your surfing photos. I like your photos of Sydney a lot. They are always of interest to me.

I must confess though, I never did surf.

I have tried to get into that surfing position, standing in the bathtub, but I never went anywhere.

We don't have a nice ocean like you have so things like scuba diving, beach combing, looking for sea shells, and surfing are not even remote possibilities.

I am stuck here in Ohio. Where I live is flat at a pancake and the only water around is what comes out of the faucets and as I have said it only gets as deep as the bathtub.

Carol E. said...

Great shots!

Peter said...

Did you ever surf yourself?

A coté de Biarritz?

photowannabe said...

An absolutely picture perfect day. Great photo. have a wonderful weekend.

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slinger said...

If it hadn't been for Discovery Channel, I would have never known surfing is so popular in Australia. Great photo.

freelancer said...

Nice Wave !
Enfin, ils feraient moins les malins avec un aileron de requin derrière eux : )

Martel said...

Impressive your photographs of Surfing. You are a good photographer of sport. That should not be easy to make

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Cergie said...

Si mes souvenirs sont bons, tu nous as déjà montré un surfeur, pourtant. Ce n’était pas un surfeur sur l’eau, surfant la vague. Il était sur sa planche. Du moins assis sur la tranche de sa planche et il regardait l’horizon. Nous on regardait son dos caramélisé. Une très belle photo...

J’aime beaucoup les effets de l’océan. Sur la photo du haut particulièrement les embruns au dessus et l’eau en remous sous la vague.

Nathalie said...

HPY, l'eau était encore très bonne (autour de 21-22°) hier mais elle a subitement refroidi aujourd'hui avec un petit coup de vent de sud-ouest et on doit tourner autour de 18°. Encore très baignable mais les surfeurs sont maintenant le plus souvent en combine.

NO M.benaut, I didn't go in but I could have !

Cergie, quelle mémoire ! Mais il n'était pas dans l'eau, ça ne compte pas !

Norman said...

Another positive aspect of Bronte [assuming it hasn't changed too much?] was the natural parklands and bush behind the beach. Many beaches lack the sort of attractive adjoining spot Bronte has/had.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Cool action shot!! What speed setting did you use on the camera?

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