I have some great memories of shooting surfing in Australia. Here's an old one of Jason Blewitt at Spooky Point, Angourie, NSW.
I shot this from the rocks with an old Canon T90 and a 600mm manual lens...before I had auto focus. Not easy to pull into focus but nice results. I exposed for the front side of the wave letting the highlights blow out. I think it gives it a look of it's own. I don't remember what year this was but had to be early 2000's. Do you remember this Jas?