Taj Burrow's West Oz Homecoming
After eight months on the road chasing the ASP World Tour Taj Burrow returned to his home in Western Australia and found this. With a handful of the local boys on hand to welcome him home, the swell was one to remember.
Empty and Waiting
Imagine spending the last eight months on the road chasing surf around the world only to come home to this. For a guy like Burrow, it seems like it would be pretty hard to leave again.
There are few things in this world finer than waking up to find your local break pumping and glassy. Mick Short enjoying every second of it.
Do you ever feel like sometimes you're trapped in a bubble of emotion? Shaun Manners feels ya.
Jerome Forrest does his best to scrub off as much speed as possible, thus limiting his exposure to the brutal West Oz sun.
West Oz Lineup
For those living in the southern hemisphere we're rapidly approaching the summer months, which would explain a little of the hustle and bustle on the beach.
Living free and easy at home ... as opposed to living stressed and out of a suitcase on the tour.
Taj Burrow washing off another year's worth of road grime.
Mick Short stays pretty local for a reason. When the beach breaks are on that's where you'll find him, but he's also an avid slab hunter, which makes him a pretty versatile surfer.
Surfing's a family thing in this part of the world. For local shaper Mat Manners it's like father ...
... like son.
The One That Got Away
A bait fish's eye view of the textured surface.
Dave Delroy and the Fabulous Deltones. Maybe if Mr. Delroy had a surf band that would be their name. Since he doesn't he just gets barreled instead.