Surf Images is Greg McCarthy - Scroll down Page to view more.

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I shoot mostly all along the Cronulla Beach front as well as Voodoo, Shark Island, The Point, Solander and even Kurnell Point when it's on. I don't travel overseas much anymore (or not at all since COVID times) so enjoy just shooting locally.

To view the slideshows CLICK ON the RED PHOTOS BUTTON in the Menu Bar at the top of this page. There are many more images in the Slideshows than appear on my Instagram/Facebook posts

I do sell image prints on request and can make images available for commercial use if required (see below).

I have lived and surfed in Cronulla my whole life so I do have a good idea what swells work best for the different breaks around Cronulla. I don't shoot everyday, usually only when the surf is good. I generally prefer the afternoons because the light is front lit though I can be found out early in the mornings shooting if the conditions are on. These days I am generally shooting from the beach with my Canon gear and "The Mad Huey", my black and white border collie by my side.

I post some of the images from each shoot on Instagram within 24 hours of shooting. Here is a link to my Surf Images Instagram page

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The remainder of the images wil be posted here in high resolution as a slide show throughout the month. Check the Photos link in red at the top of this page for a list of the slideshows.


 

Images for Personal Use on Social Media

I'm happy to provide a low resolution jpeg file of images posted here free of charge for personal use on Instagram and/or Facebook etc. If you would like a copy of an image of yourself for this purpose  EMAIL ME with the date and place where the image was shot and the image number.

Image Prints

Image prints are available for sale. I use PHOTOKING Pro Lab for printing images. CLICK HERE for print price list.  I do not supply high res image files suitable for printing unless a suitable buyout fee is agreed as I cannot control what happens to the image.

Commercial Use of Images

Commercial use needs to be negotiated with me and a suitable buyout fee agreed.

 Phone: 0417 679 041

 Email: greg@gregmccarthy.com

 

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Joey Sear and Hayden Blair surfing behind the North Cronulla Rock Pool.

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Not as fun as it looks

Friday 14 January 2022

I was up at Greenhills Beach walking Huey, my border collie and shooting the windsurfers when I noticed this guy out surfing with his buddy on this lefthander that was peeling all the way through to the shore.

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Afternoon surfing Greenhills

Harrison Martin - Monday 3 January 2022

Harrison Martin on one of the bigger ones at Elouera during the afternoon surf giving his Pato (PCC) twinnie a good workout. CLICK HERE to view the images from the afternoon.

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Harrison off the bottom.

 

Glenn Talking about his Dahlberg

Glenn Pringle at the EBC Contest talking about his new Rod Dahlberg Twin Fin (with stabiliser) that Rod designed in collaboration with the great Mark Richards.

Chris Iredale Shark Island 2009

Chris, the original King of Shark Island. Chris was the first King of the Island in a time when it was considered only the brave and the fool hardy would surf out there. He had more covers on surf mags than anyone surfing the Island. Chris has worked most of his life as a Cronulla Professional Lifeguard and is still on the job today. Chris would take his "training time" when the Island was on and just dominate the place on his Jackson surfboard. This image was shot in 2009 but Chris first started to dominate the Island in the 70s and was still out there 40 years later.

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Chris exiting the green room.

Harrison Martin 29 November 2021

Harrison shredding on his Pato (PCC) twin fin flyer rounded pin - dimensons - 5' 6.5", 19.2" wide and 2.32" thick

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Harrison absolutely blasting on his Pato twinnie rounded pin.

Jarvis Earle, Shark Island

Jarvis dropping into a left at the Island. This image was a bit of a fluke. I was shooting at North Cronulla and saw a wave coming in at the Island - I swung my 800mm lens around to get a shot of what I thought was an empty right hander. It was not until I opened the images on my PC that I realised there was a surfer going left. It was unmistakenly Jarvis.

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Unmistakenly Jarvis.

Kipp Caddy, Elouera 7 November 2021

Kipp laying one over early morning at the Elouera Rip Bowl. I first meet Kipp when he was just 12 years old. He was living in Ulladulla and even then charging big waves with his dad and their jet ski. I had some memorable experinces with them exploring many of the hidden surf break gems along that part of the coast, many of which still remain hidden today.

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Kipp.

Grace Gosby, Midway 22 October 2021

Grace Gosby breaking out the Summer gear a bit too early.

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Grace hitting the lip with style.

Charli Hurst

From down the South Coast, Charli can often be seen surfing around Cronulla in the afternoons as part of Matt Griggs' surf squad

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Charli surfing with flair.

Dylan Longbottom, Sunday afternoon 17 October 2021

Dylan surfing Sandshoes his home break when he was a grommet growing up in Cronulla. Dylan has gone full circle once again living back in Cronulla after living and surfing all around the world plying his trade as both a sponsored Billabong surfer and now one of the most respected surfboard shapers for both big and small waves.

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Dylan flying through a carving cutback.

Jarvis Earl

Jarvis Earl surfing Elouera in the afternoon light. I much prefer shooting in the afternoon becuase the waves are front lit much like shooting in a light studio. This image is a great example of why I like the afternoon light

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Jarvis in the golden light.

South Coast, NSW

This image was shot at Wairo Beach when I had a home at Dolphin Point, Ulladulla. Back in the day this beach break was my go to spot to get away from the crowds. No matter how small the swell was elsewhere this spot would always be a foot or two bigger.

This image was shot with a Canon 5D MkII DSLR  and a Canon 15mm f2.8 Fisheye lens. 

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The Hook, Wairo Beach on Sunrise

Images from the Wayback Files

These images are from The Wayback Files. They have been shot around Cronulla and on the South Coast around Ulladulla.