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This shot of the Dixon Park Surf Boat Crew was taken from the Blacksmiths breakwall using a Nikon D80, 55-200 mm lens. I watched in awe as the boys rowed up the Swansea Channel, over the bar and onto Blacksmiths Beach. The previous weekend they had secured third place at the Ocean Thunder Professional Surf Boat Racing Championship at Dee Why and are now training for the Coffs Harbour event this coming weekend, 29th/30th November 2008. The sheer power and skill of this sport can be seen in this shot as they attempt to row the boat back out to sea.

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  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaabout 6 years ago

    love this and your latest avatar :) wow.

  • Thanks sweet Laurie for your lovely comment – my usual hugs to Emily.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaabout 6 years ago

    hey you take a look at my granite dome photo when u get the chance :) hugs from california.

  • jadeast
    jadeastabout 6 years ago

    These guys have so much power you could waterski behind this boat!

  • Thanks Jade – they weren’t mucking around.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 6 years ago

    So very Australian ! it reminds me many, many good souvenirs of the time I was there …………

  • Thank you Corinne and so pleased this one brought back some fond memories.

    – Bev Woodman

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 6 years ago

    such power! great capture Bev ~~!!

  • Thanks JK for your appreciation of this image.

    – Bev Woodman

  • kyteflyer
    kyteflyerabout 6 years ago

    Amazing shot, Bev, they look like they are working really hard.

  • It was great to watch these guys from the breakwall as you were reasonably close. Thanks for the comment.

    – Bev Woodman

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful colour

  • Thanks John!

    – Bev Woodman

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Great colours and capture bev.

  • Thank you Sharon – I was back on the breakwall today but the water was pretty flat. I may have a couple to post.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    great action shot!

  • Thanks Steve.

    – Bev Woodman

  • shakey
    shakeyabout 6 years ago

    great capture Bev.

  • Hi Paul. Thanks for the comment.

    – Bev Woodman

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