Author: John D Farley


BRUNZ SURF No. 19 IN AUSSIE LAND, BRUNSWICK HEADS. Over the years I have been snapping shots of surfers on the vast array of waves that reach Brunswick Heads Beach, including North Beach  Some big and some not so big. Reputedly and I say advisedly, Brunz Surf No. 19 in Australia the area around Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay surf zone can produce some classic waves at times. After low pressure cells and cyclonic weather events have stirred up the ocean, it’s then that ground swells begin to arrive and produce truly great shapes. It’s a waiting game however....

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BRUNSWICK HEADS PHOTOS, the Breakwalls. The breakwalls, also known as Training Walls, were constructed in the very early sixties. The vast number of vessels, regrettably, that have come to grief on the Brunswick Bar, and a history of the local village can be found in “Brunswick, Another River and it’s People”. Written by Jim Brokenshire copies can be obtained from Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures is their name and it the local tourist one stop shop. Recently upgraded, the access along the breakwalls is excellent and on any day hundreds of people will enjoy a comfortable walk, bicycle, or wheelchair sojourn to...

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RUBBER DUCKY, aka I.R.B, john D. farley

The famous RUBBER DUCKY. In 1969 the fondly named “Rubber Ducky”, some call it the ‘Giddy Boat’ was developed and implemented into Australian Surf Life Saving by a stalwart member of Avalon Beach SLSC. Warren Mitchell, and ably assisted by Johnnie Fuller experimented and put into action a brain bubble born from the head of Warren “Fang” Mitchell OAM. Several prototypes were to be their go, the aim was to provide a reliable speedy platform for inshore rescue duties. People like myself would be their test pilots. The I.R.B., (Inflatable Rescue Boat) aka, Inshore Rescue Boat, will go on...

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Whales from Brunswick Heads. Brunswick Heads, northern NSW Australia, the annual Humpback Whale migration is in progress. Some 10,000 whales will cruise past ‘Brunz’ again this winter, they will travel far up the east coast of Australia where the majority of mother whales will give birth. They will then travel all the way back to Antarctica early October. Hoping to have more video before then. That is the link to BLUE BAY DIVERS BYRON BAY AND BRUNSWICK HEADS, come to BRUNZ and meet Rod and Katrina and Mark and get out there on the BAY WARRIOR and see some...

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Migaloo 2 Brunswick Heads is a Whale/Conservation Yacht. Her home port is Brunswick Heads near Byron Bay northern NSW, Australia. Her skipper is Dean Jefferys a dedicated conservationist and knowledgeable man of the ocean, look for his FaceBook page; Dean Jefferys (Migaloo 2), have a good read of his achievements and wonderful experiences following the mighty Humpback whales on their annual east coast Australia migration. For more information follow the address below. And for another bit of video footage featuring the mighty Migaloo 2, Some whale stuff; While not for a moment do I want to detract from the mighty MIGALOO 2, there are many other concerned people out there who have the desire to conserve and protect the Whale population Australia and worldwide, my first encounter with Whales was to be abysmal. WE had moved to Ballina, that is my Mum and Stepfather, in 1954. Having just left school we lived for a short while in this then large coastal town in northern NSW. Based in Ballina Harbor were two so called Whale harpoon vessels, the Byrond 1 and Byrond 2. They would be the enigma of my younger life, they would harpoon Whales passing by the area bounded by Ballina and Byron Bay....

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