All posts in Byron Bay

  • Craig Rochfort

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    Craig lives design and art and creativity. He lives and works in Byron Bay and he’s the latest subject for the Le Sunshine People series.

    The doors were open but I couldn’t see anybody inside. The white walls were draped with framed watercolours from the current exhibition and the brushed concrete floor was cold under my bare feet and there was no clutter. Just a wide wooden table that held neat piles of books and magazines. And a red sign that read Art Park.

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  • Millennials Strike Back @ Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2017

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    The sunshine was confusing for some of the writers from overseas, but as I explained it, winter is when Byron Bay is at it’s best.

    This article first appeared on Common Ground.

    This year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival welcomed Australian novelists, ageing rock-stars, a philosopher or two and even a war correspondent from The New York Times.

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  • Nic De Carlo

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    Nic is an artist – both on paper and on a surfboard. He’s a renaissance man & he’s the latest in our people series.

    For a brief while we were housemates. I remember seeing Nic kneeling on the floor in the lounge room, as if in prayer. Hunched over a canvas and painting a girl on a surfboard—he was making it for his girlfriend.

    It was the first time I’d seen him paint. I’m not sure why I was surprised, Nic is no introvert, he’s as comfortable in rainbow flares and a patchwork jacket as he is in an ironed shirt and slacks come Monday morning.

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  • Spoiler… it ends in paradise

    We knew the surf was gonna be rubbish, but we went anyway. We laid our boards carefully in the back of the ute, before chucking wetsuits and towels on top.

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  • Pigs, Waves & Babes: an Englishman in paradise

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    This week Le Sunshine’s taking you to the outskirts of paradise where the good-times comes cheap, according to our latest coastal correspondent, Russ Berry. He doesn’t take anything for granted, he got a taste of life in Byron Bay and he’s in no hurry to leave. He takes photos, he surfs waves, he raises pigs and he tells stories, come on in.

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  • Tamarama Traffic Report

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    City life has dragged me into that most cliche of pleasures… Saturday mornings.

    Waking up with the sunshine and nowhere to be, it’s like a drug. I lay back in bed with the winter sunshine burning my eyes and my brain swaying at the rush of so few decisions.

    Shoes on, pants, find the camera and out the door. I found myself squeezing off shots before I even got to the beach. There were solid lines pushing out to the horizon.

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  • Julian Rocks with a snorkel

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    Julian Rocks, it’s a tiny, rocky pyramid that breaks up the view out to sea from Byron Bay. Every surfer’s contemplated paddling out there at some time or other, but it’s just that bit too far, mythically out of reach.

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  • Nich Zalmstra

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    Nich (aka Zalmpy) is the latest in the Le Sunshine artist profile series… People

    About 12 months ago there was a tasty little beach break down at the river-mouth. Only a handful of us knew about it and every morning, just after dawn, we’d all paddle out, conspirators to that most unique treat, uncrowded, glassy peelers. And… that’s where I first met Nich Zalmstra.

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