19 March 2010

This image is posted with the sad news that a young ironman competitor died competing at the Aussie National titles on the Gold Coast today… Please I ask everybody who interacts with the ocean, give it the respect it deserves, it is beautiful and it is powerful, it has the power to give… and to take away… my prayers go to the family of the young man…

Snapper Rocks… The leading edge of the waves generated by Tropical Cyclone Ului started hitting Snapper Rocks this afternoon.



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  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 4 years ago

    Classic shot when viewed large. And a fitting tribute to the poor bloke.

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleover 4 years ago

    Great shot, but such a sad story! Prayers out to his family!!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    I was at Currumbin this morning, never seen such a “low” high tide kick up so much! Needless to say I was drenched (again) I don’t know how much longer my camera will work! Only discovered the National titles was on when we returned home, and then heard about Saxon Bird….What a sad day!!!

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    fanatastic shot Paul

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    Phil and i know what it’s like to lose a brother to the ocean our thoughts go to his family xoxo

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    sad news Paul, its a mighty force to be respected

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot but sad news.

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 4 years ago

    really nice shot

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Nice light Paul. The waves were much bigger at Snapper this arvo.

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Sad about the young fella. I was at Kirra shooting when it all unfolded

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