Cresent Head Santa Surf 2018 Captured by Owen Wilson

On Christmas Eve I decided to photograph the 7th annual Cresent Head Santa Surf. I was overwhelmed by the number of participants. It was so spectacular with all the red and white in the water. From children to adults of all ages, even dogs were dressed in their red and white Christmas outfits.

The parade started 5oo meters above the bridge on Killick Creek and the participants paddle to the ocean

Some chose to paddle in canoes, on surf boards, while others used pool noodles or anything, they had available.

Boards of all shapes and sizes to go with the shape and size of the participant.


where some continued on to surf and others returned to the beach to party on. A lot of fun was had by all. Kempsey Cresent Head Surf life saving club should be congratulated for all the effort put in to make this event such a success.

Cresent Head Beach is one of the most popular beaches for surfing and a great holiday destination on the Mid North Coast NSW.

The Life guards were on duty to make sure everyone was safe.

The dogs enjoyed the event as much as the people. I snapped this photo while the surfers were out on their boards and this little guy was happy to pose for me.

This was an enjoyable event for me also. Well worth the visit to Cresent Head, so don’t miss next year’s event 24th December. To view  more images of this event please visit


Welcome To The Owen Wilsons Teddys World

This is a cute category we have included in our website. Each year we produce 13 images for Bartel calendars and then add them to our website. We try to bring teddy to life and include him in everyday activities. He travels all over Australia, he has quite a social life. Based in Port Macquarie, he likes to fish and together with his business partner out to sea and bring back fish for market.  As you can see in this image he has all the required equipment.

Owen Wilson Teddy

This image is photographed in Port Macquarie and the teddies are shot in my studio. The two images are then deep etched and worked on to produce this great shot.

Teddy also likes to take his family on Picnics, this shot is of Bermagui on the South Coast NSW.

The Teddies are shot in the studio, and then deep etched into the scene. The lighting is the most important part, you need the Teddies to have the same lighting as the scene otherwise the image looks fake. We like to add all the bits and pieces to make up the scene. This is one of our favourite parts, shopping for props. All the little intricate detailed objects like the fruit the sandwiches, fishing rods, kite and surf boards everything a family would take with them on their picnic or day out.

The next image is for all those surfers out there, we have the surf boards on some very cute VW beetles. The guys have had their surf and are now enjoying an ice cream, and before the drive back home. The background image is of Yabbarra Beach near Narooma on the South Coast NSW.

And for the final image for this blog we have added Santa Teddy and his six white Boomers, in the outback on His Australian run.

Merry Christmas everyone, hope you enjoy the adventures of Teddys World. More of these delightful images can be viewed on our website in the category Teddys World.