Surfing on the Northern Beaches - Photography, Surfboards and Surfwear

Surf photos,  surfboards and surf wear on the Northern beaches

Between 11th and 22nd of March (2 weeks), I will be holding an event that celebrates surfing imagery and LOCAL surfing brands of the Northern Beaches.   

The purpose of the event is to bring together local surf brands with local surfers and artists.

The WSL Kick start surf event starts in Manly on 9th of March, and this event  will start on the 11th and will run during the duration of the event,

During the 2 weeks, stunning surfing photos, beautiful swimwear and handmade surfboards  all from the Northern beaches will be on display.

This event will be made up of 

  • Northern Beaches Surf photo  competition  #NBSURFPHOTOCOMP
  • Girls Swimwear Party night - 3 local swimwear brands, surf girls movie , live music.   ( supported by Manly spirits - to be confirmed) 
  • Surfboard Shapers - 4 local shapers show their surfboards and talk about their craft. (supported by Nomads beer - to be confirmed)
  • Ocean Dreams - live music and visual show. 
  • WIM HOF Class
  • Surf photography workshop (@mxmsurfphoto)
  • Shooting underwater workshop  (@mxmbelow)

Surf photography competition

  • A surf photography competition will start on 20th February and will be run using Instagram.  ( 3 weeks prior to event start)
  • Photographers will need to post image and tag all vendors involved in the event, plus hashtag - #NBSURFPHOTOCOMP.  
  • The photo must be taken on the Northern beaches
  • There will be various themes - Lifestyle, Longboarding, Under18, Women, Action, Empty, Underwater, Mobile.  
  • Winners announced on opening night 
  • All finalists will have images displayed during the event. 
  • Prizes will be made up of features in various platforms and donations from vendors. 

Shapers Expo

  • 3-4 Shapers will be given a corner of the exhibition hall to show a number of their surfboards, 
  • Shapers will be available to talk about their surfboards , style and ethos. 
  • Shapers call sell products
  • Mark will also be shooting each surfboard with an artistic touch, so the buyer of the surfboard can also get an image of the surfboard. 

Womens Swimwear Party

  • 3-4 local women swimwear makers will be invited to present and sell their products. 
  • The format will be very relaxed with drinks and snacks supplied, 
  • Showing of girls surf movie - Salty Women
  • Live music
  • May also show movie - Blue Crush

Ocean Dreams

  • Live music and visual show
  • Live local musicians playing music in  dark theatre with underwater images and moving images shown

Agenda as follows  (tbc)

  • 11th - 22nd march - Photos from surf comp will be on display. (2 weeks )
  • 11th - 22nd march - Surfboards on display ( 2 weeks) 
  • 13th March  -  Opening night, Sausage sizzle and opening of the exhibition - live music, 
  • 14th March -  Photography exhibition and competition winner announced. 
  • 15th March - Girls swimwear Expo  - 3 local swimwear brands will be introducing their swimwear range, talking about their inspiration,  ethos. 
  •                          Live band, drinks and snacks. 
  •                          Showing of women’s surf movie - Salty Women 
  •                          Showing of Blue Crush movie. 
  •                           Photobooth 
  • 21st March -  3 Northern beaches Shapers will be around to show their surfboards range and discuss their boards. 
  • 21st March - Ocean dreams – short music and visual show. Combining live music with ocean imagery and film. 
  • 20th March - FluroFriday 7th birthday paddle out (Freshwater beach)
  • 20th March - WimHof 
  • 22nd March - Peoples choice for the best photo. 
  • 22nd March - Close of Exhibition

 Surf comp Judges

  • John Brasen - Pacific Longboarder magazine (confirmed )
  • Lauren from Joyce surf magazine ( confirmed )
  • Alan from MAF gallery ( confirmed )
  • Hayley Shaw McGuinness from Oneils Women’s ( confirmed )
  • Matt Chojnacki  ( @thewaxhead)  ( confrimed) 
  • Vanessa (@manlyspirits)  (tbc)


  • 1st prize -  Feature in Joyce magazine and Covered Magazine
  •                       A2 Print and framing of your winning image for you to keep
  •                       Free WIM HOF session 
  • Best women’s photo - Spring suit from Oneil’s women
  • Best under 18 image - Aquatech iPhone housing
  • Best Longboard image - Subscription to PLM
  • Best underwater image -  An underwater shoot with @mxmbelow ( mark morgan) 
  • Best image taken with mobile phone 

(still looking for other prizes) 

Brands invited to participate in the event 


Surfboard Shapers

  • @DJB Surfboards (confirmed)
  • @ABE shapes (tbc)
  • @Oceanside Surfcraft (confirmed)
  • @RhinoLaminating


  • @winkisuits (tbc)
  • @virago_Active ( confirmed )
  • @bikini_adventures ( confirmed )
  • (still looking for one more)


  • Pacific Longboarder magazine (confirmed)
  • Joyce Magazine ( confirmed )
  • Covered Magazine ( tbc)
  • Manly daily (confirmed )

Framing and Printing

  • @MAF gallery 
  • (seeking a printer )


  • @Oneills womens 
  • @manlyspirits (tbc)
  • @nomads_brewery (tbc)
  • @broomfieldspies
  • @aquatechimaging(tbc)

more to follow 


All images owned by Mark Morgan
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