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Storm Swell : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Consider yourself lucky.

As the worst of the flood hit South-Eastern Queensland, we seem to be living in a “Byron Bubble”. Yes, there is rain, there is the howling wind, but we remain in tact and blessed.

Our coastal town is battered by the lines of  tropical swell, surfer’s battle the erosion with there array of oceanic attacks. The sky is filled with Grey, but the beach is still open for it’s goer’s.  The township is filled with travelers and stories of the northern lands.

Our community’s heart goes out to those in eye of the storm, in the worst Summer floods on record.

Thanks to Tom Milledge at Millke for today’s photos, while the rest of Common Ground where surfing…

Dark Blur : Byron Bay : Buy Print

Flying : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Play Catch : Byron Bay – Buy Print

Surge : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Line : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Warning : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Rebound : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Direction : Byron Bay – Photo : Tom Milledge

Johnny is one of the founding members of Common Ground, who brings an element of creativity to the CG landscape through his filmmaking, photography and writing. Having lived in Byron Bay for over 15 years, moving to the area from the colder climates of Tasmania, Johnny has a strong passion for filmmaking, surfing and his local community, living a few kilometres south at Broken Head in an old School. Mr Abegg can be found out-and-about surfing his favourite haunts, drinking an early morning coffee, and lost in thought with creativity.


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