Surfing Woonona on the NSW South Coast by Garry Birdsall from the Surfing in Australia Series.
For more than a century Woonona has been a popular swimming & wave riding mecca. It was the first attempted landing site in Australia by Captain James Cook on 28 April 1770. Desperately short of drinking water, however, Woonona's famous breaking surf prevented their landing party from reaching the shore and to replenish their water supply.
Woonona has 3 distinct surf breaks that work regularly, the northern side of the rocks, the southern side and the famous "Dorrigo Ave Break" where an ideal swell from the northwest has waves breaking left & right "a surfers paradise for a Goofy footer" like Garry.
Garry was born in Sydney where surfing is a national pastime (in his words). He spent all his leisure time as a youth on the beaches surfing. He was one of the pioneers of Malibu surfboard riding. Garry’s surfing ability was so good that he competed in numerous Australian and world surfing events. He was the first artist in Australia to do airbrushed paintings on surfboards. Most of his life he’s worked in the surfing industry form board building to wholesale & retail sales.
Today, Garry paints in his Sydney based studio. He uses a variety of mixed media but mostly favours the technique he used in “Cronulla Point Going Off” which is a combination of opaque and translucent watercolours. He’s still out actively surfing
Also try: Our Wooden Photo Frame 11x14", made of Victorian Ash Natural Oak wood, Perfectly sized to fit our "Surf Art Prints by Garry Birdsall". Elegant and contemporary