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The best surf destination you’ve never heard of

Norfolk Island Surfing

Image courtesy of Norfolk Island Tourism

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time. I want to show off the place where I grew up, which as it turns out, is one of the best little-known surf spots ever! It’s a tiny island (5km x 8km) in between Australia and New Zealand but completely out in the middle of the Tasman sea.

With uncrowded waves, clean blue water and no recorded shark attacks, what’s not to like? Norfolk Island got some love on Swellnet (Australia’s biggest surf portal) over Christmas with a photo gallery of empty tubes, and the internet was frothing over the quality of what Norfolk has to offer.

Without further ado I present for your viewing pleasure the waves of Norfolk Island. The photos below are from two talented local photographers – my brother Matt Fieldes (http://www.facebook.com/MattFieldesPhotography) and Zach Sanders (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuck-On-A-Rock/256010924468702?fref=ts) if you want to see more wave action check out their Facebook Pages.

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Matt Fieldes Photography Norfolk Island Surfing

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

Zach Sanders Photography from Stuck on a Rock Norfolk Island

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Galapagos regrets

In 2009 I volunteered on San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos for two months. It was simultaneously the most magical and expensive time of my life. Since finding this movie on Youtube I have one small regret ~ WHY DIDN’T I TAKE A BLOODY SURFBOARD?

In all seriousness though, a lot of ink has been spilt about the islands and there’s a lot of hype surrounding them… all I can say is: IT’S ALL TRUE! Pack your bags, grab your surfboard and platinum credit card and head to where you’d rather be:

Gorgeous isn’t it? I learned to scuba dive there, so the wonders of one of the World’s greatest marine environments weren’t completely wasted on me…

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