The surf was pretty good here on Sunday in Newcastle [ Australia ] and there were lots of people surfing at all of our local beaches. These guys are riding from the point at the northern end of Newcastle Beach, into a section of the beach called Shark Alley.
There’s an unwritten law when it comes to surfing – the rider closest to the curl [ breaking section of the wave, not the shoulder / swell ] has the right of way and no-one else should " drop-in " on his or her wave – it’s supposed to be his / hers to attack and enjoy without intruders sharing the wave. But sometimes the temptation for other surfers to drop in on a great wave proves too much and you end up with a wave that looks like Peak Hour Traffic ! :)
There’s a definite " pecking order " out in the surf too – the best surfers usually get the best waves and no-one drops in on them. If a surfer is less skillful, many surfers will feel like he is going to waste a good wave and so they decide to drop in on him.
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All images were captured with a Canon 450D and a Canon Standard 250 mm lens.