Posts Tagged ‘surf’

The mystique of black and white.

I’ve been very, very familiar with black and white photography over the years, especially back in the day. I’ve processed countless rolls of Kodak Tri-X, Ilfopan and Agfapan over the years. Always a thrill to pop the neg’s on top of a sheet of paper and put a sheet of glass over before exposing the […]


Dark menace

Dark Menace – is part of the new Shadowland collection and was photographed several years ago in Tahiti, just as a rain storm was about to envelop us for a good half an hour. I snapped this one right before the rain started. Dark menace is shown here as a 30 x 45 inch canvas […]


Fins n’ Palms – surf art

I photographed this cool silhouetted surf truck with surfboards against the backdrop off a ton of palm trees near Haleiwa one evening. I’ve always loved silhouettes and loads of color, so a picture like this speaks volumes to me. I offer custom printing in Canvas and ultra premium gloss paper across a wide range of […]


5 iconic surf images from the archive

and this image was the result of a set of about a dozen waves all at once.


Honolulu’s Ala Moana Bowls pumps!

I’ve lived here on the island of Oahu since late 1997 and the best I ever did see the waves look at Ala Moana was that very same year. That was till yesterday, June the 6th. Strong trades groomed the lineup and fanned the spray into clean plumes of water, off the back of the […]


Home Made – exhibition now at the Hobart Maritime museum.

I had a lady called Elizabeth contact me recently from the maritime museum in my home town of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. Elizabeth was seeking old surf photos from the past which captured the uniqueness of being a surfer in Tasmania for an exhibition in the museum. I was able to supply her with several […]


The Sean Davey Calendar Collection

Sean Davey calendars have proved to be quite popular over the years, so I got together with my mate John Conover over at CalendarLink.biz to create a range of Sean Davey calendars for 2012. The beauty of these calendars besides the images, is that you can start these calendars on any month that you like, […]


Seans classic old 80’s pic’s from Tasmania, on the collective website

Tasmanian website: the collective has been running hot with incredible content lately including some amazing ariel images of the Sth east regions and some truly huge surfat Shipsterns bluff just a few days ago. I was talking to the site’s owner Stuart Gibson today and we agreed that it’d be cool to throw some older […]


The Surf Bus

The north shore is no stranger to tour bus’s. We see ’em all the time, but it’s not every day that you see one like this. This is the surf bus. Some friends of ours are running tours to see the surf beaches. They used a bunch of my photos to make their bus look […]


One in a million moment

It was October the 13th in 2004 and I had just rocked up to the beach to see if I could get some decent surf shots against the setting sun at at Rocky point. There I was on the beach looking at this full on solar eclipse and then I noticed Flynn Novak out there […]


Hawaii’an sunrises are quite unique

Tubing wave at sunrise.

I’ve been dawn patrolling it a little in the past week. Been getting up in the dark and hitting the beach early, looking for interesting sunrise images that are typically unique to both Hawaii and the surf culture that we enjoy here on the north shore, year round. I managed to snag this beautiful image […]


It’s Australia Day! :D

Folks, it is Australia Day in Australia today. It’s a day for celebrating everything Australian. The great sunburnt country down below. If you haven’t already done so, check it out. It’s a cool place with all kinds of amazing places to see, not least, the beautiful beach’s that surround it. Cheers! Monty Python’s Australia


Perfect surf line-ups everywhere

Folks, there is a whole world of perfect surfing waves out there. I’ve touched on quite a few of them over the years during my travels and certainly there are many that I still haven’t gone anywhere near, but what is amazing, is how many perfect waves still exist out there, so many still unridden. […]


Davey currently featuring at Aurora Photos

Sean Davey Feature at Aurora Photos

One of my picture agents are the outdoor adventure specialists; Aurora Photos, based on the east coast of the U.S. I’m one of their water specialist photographers and they are currently featuring a slide show of my surf and water imagery on the features section of their website . You can click here for the […]


Storm Clouds move in over the Hawaii’an islands.

Storm clouds brewing over Off The wall, this morning......

Lane and I were down at Pipeline quite early this morning expecting the worst, but the surf was actually pretty good, much like yesterday, largely missing Pipeline altogether but just being groomed into perfect waves up at Rockpile, just like yesterday. One thing different though were the ominous, very


Today’s catch – of waves

I got the water housing wet this morning at Pupukea. I was really kind of syching just to get in the water somewhere because it was so sunny and clean with such a blue sky. My intention was to swim out to the back of Ehukai and shoot some images under water as the surfer […]


Redondo Pier in LA has a cool surf beach

On the last morning of my recent Californian road trip, we checked out Redondo pier in Los Angeles county in the early morning twilight , before I headed off back to Hawaiion the 9.40 am flight. I’d photographed piers all the way up and down the so cal and central Cal coasts, but never saw […]


Some pictures from this morning, on the north shore

Folks, it’s been very, very quiet for surfing the north shore lately. Really quiet, not to mention that the past couple of weeks have produced some rainy and windy weather as well. So when I woke this morning and could see that everything was settled down, with hardly any wind about, that was enough to […]


Wave of the day – Aqua Twist

from Pupukea on the north shore of Oahu - Aqua Twist

Today’s Wave Of The Day comes to you from one of my favorite places to photograph waves. On certain days of the year, the water at Pupukea Sandbar takes on an amazing aquatic glow. I love to swim and photograph on those days. The colors and contrasts in the resulting images are always stunning. And […]


Wakeboarders taking it to big Tahitian waves

This is something that I worked on several years back with RedBull. The worlds 2 best (then) wakeboarders, taking their flat water gig to the big Tahitian waves. The wakeboarders were legendary Parks Bonifay already with a few world titles under his arm, along with then hot sensation from


Another magazine cover, this one from Portugal

Kelly Slater on the cover of Surf Portugal #155

I actually had these folks at Surf Portugal contact me recently because they owed me a bunch of money. They also sent me some magazines, one of them a cover shot of mine from about 5 years ago but I only just got to see it. Just thought I’d share this story with you. Sometimes, […]


Huntington Beach Pier, this morning

Huntington Beach Pier, just this morning.

Hey Folks, I shot this cool image of Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California, this morning. We don’t really have anything like these piers in Hawaii, so it’s pretty cool to get a chance to photograph ’em. Enjoy!


An Aussie pictorial in Parafina Magazine

Sean Davey's Australian pictorial in Revista Parafina 27

I just wanted to point you towards a pretty cool on line magazine from Brazil called Revista Parafina . I’ve been working with these guys for a while and I reckon they have one of the coolest on line magazines that I have seen anywhere, even despite that I can’t read it in english. It […]


Kickin’ it in Tonga, without a care in the world

A guest fale at Ha'atafu Beach Resort, Tonga

This is a picture from one of a few a trips that I’ve made to the kingdom of Tonga over the years. I got to know Steve Burling many years ago who owns a low key, family orientated surf resort on the main island in the kingdom of Tonga . it’s an amazingly relaxing place […]