Surfer, Ballina, NSW, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.


The most important influence on wave shape is the topography of the seabed directly behind and immediately beneath the breaking wave. The contours of the reef or bar front becomes stretched by diffraction. Each break is different, since each location’s underwater topography is unique. At beach breaks, sandbanks change shape from week to week. Surf forecasting is aided by advances in information technology. Mathematical modeling graphically depicts the size and direction of swells around the globe.


surfer, ballina, nsw, australia, surfing


  • jonxiv
    jonxivover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Dean.

  • thanks a lot jon !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 1 year ago

    Nice one Dean! Although I spent a few years in the Northern Beaches, my only board ride was on a sailboard at Narrabeen – and I did more falling off and paddling than sailing! Mathematical modeling of my body dictates that I’m better off with staying on land…. :)george

  • haha good one george – im the same actually. my mates were all surfing but i was always kicking a ball around. i do like surfing photography though :) thanks mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • liza1880
    liza1880over 1 year ago

    Great action shot

  • thankyou liza !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 1 year ago

    Awesome capture!

  • thankyou wendi !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured Dean.

  • thanks a lot julie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture Dean!

  • thanks heaps mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • thankyou very much guendalyn !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    great capture

  • thankyou heloisa !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Awesome action shot mate!

  • thankyou mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

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