The Surf Sister Blog
The swell season has been amazing thus far!
Shelli Bankier of Bluesphere Photography has shared this moment in time. Capturing the feathering peak breaking out the back.
Shelli Bankier of Bluesphere Photography based in Burleigh
My photographic work of the Ocean steps away from commercial surf photography. With my photography I aim to capture those beautiful moments that we experience out in the ocean, those moments that give peace to your heart and beauty to your soul. I have always felt a strong affinity and passionate love for the Ocean, of the beauty and freedom that the Ocean so inspires...
Beautiful early light photographs by
Rebecca Law in Mangawhai Heads,NZ.
Bex learnt to surf while living in Mount Maunganui and a creative flare and outgoing personality got her a job as a photographer for a local newspaper, she did a lot of freelance photography work before completing a Bachelor of media arts at the Waikato Institute of technology with a double major in graphic design and photography.
This is a vid that Julianna made and in her own words:
Video clip of the song 'Nobody lost, nobody found' by Cut Copy (Fan Made) I do not own the clips or the music. I just love surfing and Cut Copy!
Credits @ NIKE 6.0 leave a message ROXY BILLABONG RIP CURL REEF VOLCOM
Here is some great freestyle skating action on a longboard...
The announcement by the Gillard government to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Coral Sea, including the world’s second largest highly protected zone at more than 500,000 km2, is a historic moment for ocean conservation in Australia and globally.
Australia couldn’t have achieved this conservation milestone without your support - so thank you on behalf of the millions of amazing marine animals that live and play in the Coral Sea!Almost all of the Coral Sea Marine Reserve will be protected from destructive trawling and the entire area will be protected from mining, including oil and gas exploration and development.
Environment Minister Tony Burke said today that he had listened to your calls for more reef protection. He has increased the number of reefs protected from 2 to 7. This is not as much as we had all wanted: 18 spectacular coral reefs are still not fully protected.
The newly protected reefs have been given a very thin edge of protection. At some places, the fishing is allowed up to 60 metres of the reef surface, so many of the big ocean-going fish like sharks and giant trevally that patrol the reef edges can still be caught.
Long line fishing is still allowed in the southern Coral Sea. The government missed a rare opportunity to zone this area free of long lining, as proposed by our campaign, you and key long line fishermen.
Still, the announcement today will establish the world’s second largest marine national park – the size of Spain!
In a few weeks the government will enact a 60 day public consultation period when once again you will have the chance to have your say. We will make contact with you at that time as your support is – as always – crucial.
The proposed Coral Sea Marine Reserve is part of a national network of marine reserves put forward by the Commonwealth government. Whilst some important areas have not received protection, overall the proposed system of zoning is a significant step forward for marine conservation in Australia and globally.