In 2017, on a warm summer afternoon, in order to soothe the warmth of the sun I jumped in the water at Bronte Beach where I live. I was having a blast catching waves for hours when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, the wind started to blow hard and the waves picked up into a wild and powerful swell. Shortly after, the beach was closed by the Bronte Life Savers.
This sudden change created a unique and perfect condition for the surfers. After witnessing this, I hurried to Tamarama Beach which lies a few hundred meters away from Bronte Beach.
Tamarama Beach is a small beach between two majestic headlands. Because of its small size and easterly aspects, most of the time it gets a bigger swell than Bronte which makes it popular with surfers whereas on the other hand it can be dangerous for some swimmers. This beach is considered the most dangerous patrolled beach in New South Wales.
When I arrived at the beach, the waves were pumping and the surfers were being completely wiped out by their force…
I spent the rest of the afternoon, capturing the war between the elements and the surfers.
Every now and then we are reminded of the power of nature which keeps us humble and the shooting of “The Hunting Eagle” keeps reminding me of this power.