Omanu is one of the beach breaks that spans along the Bay of Plenty coastline of New Zealand. This site is a compilation of surfing shots I have taken over the years and a few that my Dad and other friends have taken. Most of the shots are taken at Omanu with the exception of a few from various other breaks. You can click on the images to see them enlarged and feel free to leave comments about each photo.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Bali, May 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Omanu - Clean hollow day

An amazing day with a large crowd hustling for waves on a consistent right hand bank. Photo by Logan Murray.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shippies, May 06

Cuzzie bro Mike on the Left and me on the right before we head down for a wave. The tide was still going out so it wasn't wrapping all the way around like the last picture in this series.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Monday, April 17, 2006

Big Wednesday - 31 March 1996 - Main Beach, Mount Maunganui

This photo was taken a few years back by my Dad. That's me sitting on the rock taking photos too. On this particular day I remember there were only two guys out surfing. It was so big they were jumping off the end of Leisure Island in order get out the back.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Omanu - Jan' 94

The conditions were fantastic this particular morning, 3-4ft with a light offshore.

Omanu, May 2004

A lone surfer paddles out towards a decent looking set wave.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Omanu - Getting shacked sequence

Friday, March 31, 2006

Omanu - Friday Morning, March 06

Backhand on another nice omanu right.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Omanu - March 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

Omanu - March 2006

Dropping in on a nice right.

Omanu - March 2006

Surf club car park.

Omanu - Sunrise

This photo is just to mix it up even though the surf is non-existent.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Omanu - March 2006

A nice sweeping turn on a smooth right wall.

Omanu - March 2006

Deep sucky pit.

Omanu - March 2006

Wide angle of the picture above.

Can't remember the date

A semi lay back snap which also made it on the website.

April 2005

James on a nice right.

April 2005

Empty left.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

March 2005

Slotted in an early morning barrel.

February 2005

Unknown surfer taking off on a screamer. This morning the banks were so good it was like a right hand point break.

In front of the Omanu Surf Club

Omanu on a Sunday evening.