Posts Tagged ‘Tasmania’

19 transormational moments from my career as a photographer of surf.

I often work with a handful of surf websites these days and one of the quality ones from the US is These guys have a lot of really good quality reading and just about always have really great photography The Inertia‘s a classy site full of very good content. The fellas over there hit […]

Australia – check it out!

it’s always a bit of an adventure, jumping fences, being chased by bulls or angry farmers

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 […]

Australian Coastal Panoramas

I just returned from a month long photo-expedition to the southern and eastern areas of Australia. First up, I flew into Hobart, Tasmania and photographed the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, along with the ever amazing Coles Bay, on the east coast. Following Tasmania, I captured the beautiful natural forests of the Yarra Ranges, to the […]

The Great Ocean Road was better than great.

I just returned from a 10 day photo trip to Victoria and Tasmania, both southern states of Australia. I managed to shoot a lot of great panoramic landscapes while I was there, despite sometimes less than favorable weather conditions. The Great Ocean Road was a great example of this. We rocked up Gibson Steps, just […]

More vintage surf gold from the early 80’s Tasmanian surf scene

The Aussie website: the collective has been featuring an ongoing series of pictorials of my pictures from surfingTasmania in the the early 80’s. What you could actually now call vintage surf. For those reading and remember, this latest instalment features classic Tasmanian surf breaks such as The wedge, Roaring beach, The points, Middle Bay, Lighthouse […]

A new instalment of Davey’s Wavey gravy at the collective

Folks, The Australian website known as the collective showcases mainly Tasmanian content, usually just about always of a pretty intense nature. Intense meaning, they often feature pictorials of people surfing huge waves that would kill 90% of most people. I’ve been helping the guys out over there at the collective by supplying them with regular […]

Vintage surf photos by Davey at The Collective

” Things were different back then. Farmers still guarded their land with shotguns against surfers.”

More classic Tasmanian surf with Davey’s Wavey Gravy on the collective

it’s been running hot lately with non stop pictorials

The Widow Maker

Surfing the deep southern wilderness of South West National Park, in Tasmania, Australia.

Folks, deep in the southern Tasmanian wilderness, quite some considerable distance away from the end of the road lies this gem of a place, known by the locals asThe Widow Maker. The reason they call it the Widow Maker is that this point is lined with dead trees that were burnt out by a massive […]

More Tasmanian point-break goodness

Sterls, pausing to take in the beauty of a classic Tassy point break.

Been a lot of banter going back and forth these past few days about our beloved Tasmanian point breaks. We actually have quite a few of ’em around the place, up and down the coasts and particularly on bigger swells, a lot of ’em just kind of pop up, waiting for someone to come along […]

Dream session in Tasmania

southern comfort, somewhere in Tasmania

Folks, I posted an image on my Facebook page yesterday that frankly generated a little bit of excitement as well as a healthy dose of skepticism due to the fact that the waves looked so perfect and nobody was surfing in the picture. Here, I present you a picture from the following day and everybody […]

Show us your Davey print: Marc Hand from Hobart, Tasmania

Marc Hand from Hobart Tasmania chose this cool Tasmanian print

Folks, Marc Hand from Hobart in Tasmania recently purchased a fine art print from me. The picture was a capture of a perfect 6 foot swell on the fabled Hobart point breaks, back in 2006. At the time, it was claimed to be the best point swell in 15 years. I just happened to be […]

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 […]

Clean and green on King Island.

clean and green tubing magnet

A simple wave of the day, here from King Island in Australia. This particular beach is as close to surf heaven that I have seen.

What’s doing, up north?

lined up emerald magnets

The south swell pushed up a bit yesterday, so Wire and I lobbed into the falcon, (what we like to call “The Mobile Couch”) and headed up north, to take a look for ourselves…

The north coast welcoming committee

The north coast welcoming committee: Barry and Kev'

King island is situated in Bass Strait, commonly viewed as amongst some of the roughest seas in the world. It’s open to all manner of weather and swell, sometimes expected, other times, completely unexpected. These guys however are 2 individuals that I’ve totally come to expect to meet when visiting King Island. Usually, we’ll be […]

On my mind

Surf Heaven

Well folks, usually I’m on my way to Australia right about this time of the year and usually, I end up at this very special little island in Bass Strait. I’ve been going there for many years, Seems that if I make it there this year, it’ll be a little later than usual, due to […]

A whole different state of mind to Hawaii

With all the radical weather that’s been hitting the U.S. and Europe this year, I thought I’d spare a thought for our colder surfing bretheren. As many of you know, I originated from a pretty cool place myself. The Australian island state of Tasmania, but unlike the Hawaii’an islands, this place isn’t tropical. What it […]

Locals day on Hobart’s amazing pointbreaks, in Tasmania

Being a Tasmanian myself, I like to head back there around Autumn time each year as it is one of my absolute favourite places to shoot photos. On my 2006 trip with Mark Healey, Jamie Sterling and the Long bro’s, we scored the extremely elusive Hobart point-breaks on what many were calling the best point-break […]

Man V’s Nature, at it’s purest, with Damian Wills

As some of my readers will know, I spent quite a considerable amount of time in Tasmania recently and while I was there, I was lucky enough to take in a big wave session at Shipstern Bluff. They are a tight knit crew, the Tassie boys. The whole boat erupts in hoots and laughter, every […]

New Travel pictorial on Surfline: Hells Gate

Hi everyone, well, one of the trips that I worked on in Tasmania, Australia recently just went live on Surfline. I worked on this gig with a bunch of very talented surfers and cameramen. The surfers consisted on legendary journeyman; Timmy Turner, Tassy charger; James Holmer Cross and Noosa surfer Dean Brady. On the film […]

Timmy Turner hardened surf traveler

I had the good fortune to travel with notable surf explorer Tim Turner recently, down in Tasmania. I’ve got to say that this guy is the real deal. He’s been right out there on the edge of surf travel’s limits. How’s this, we are traveling up the east coast at one stage and decide to […]

Silver Linings in Currie

Hi all, it’s been a slow start to my shoot here on King Island, due to some unseasonally bad winds, but it is meant to swing round today. I held an art show last night at the Nautilus cafe in Currie and invited the town to come and look at some of my pictures. It […]