It’s not uncommon to get an Easterly swell system in the Tasman during ‘winter’, despite the prevailing swell supply coming from the Southern Ocean. This one was different. The low was positioned off Northern NZ for several days yielding to consistent 3-4 foot swell filtering into the Mid-North Coast for the past week.
Above: Craig skinning up the guts of Mount Twynam at last light, on the final day of Autumn.
Below: Our camp overlooking the Carruthers massif, under the Alpenglow at first light of winter (by calendar definition). Best May snow in nearly 20 years.
Thanks for a great weekend boys.
The dreamy state of over-exposed, slow-shutter sandbank Teepees. I’ve turned pro in the art of mind surfing since shooting these frames. Akin to sitting in class doodling a lip feathering, bulbous wedge, with over exaggerated white wash.
Since travelling to King Island on my first trip in 2016, I have returned to the Island 3 times. Each visit is filled with the same fun and exhilaration as the first. It’s a place where landscapes and mood change by the hour. I think that state of flux is partly the motivation to return for more.
Near on a month ago I managed to scale a peak by the name of Mount Anne, located in Tasmania's South West National Park. An overnight camp ensured it was no straight up and down affair. Seven hour hike in and long-winding decent on the way out - all with 15kg packs on backs.
The peak tops out at 1423m ASL with a very treacherous pillar climb in the last 50m ascent.
The above image was shot from 'shelf camp' an overnight spot that gives you direct peak views of Mount Anne as well as the densely forested valley's below.
When the sun broke the shadows it was ready to burn
Arrived to find the sun shaking itself the cloud and bathing the cliffs in warm hues of yellow. Fine day on the cards with perhaps a top of 26C.
Cockatoos enjoyed the view.
Wind: West Sou-Westerly at ~15km/h