2024 Surf Coast Photography Competition Winners Revealed: Stunning Coastal Images

On Thursday 16 November 2024, we were thrilled to announce the winners of our much-anticipated fifth annual calendar photo competition.

Esteemed surf photographer Ed Sloane selected the 13 winning shots, captured by eight talented photographers, comprising both familiar faces and fresh entrants.

The 2024 calendar cover shot was awarded to Torquay photographer Paul Elshaug for his stunning image of Point Danger at sunrise.

The unveiling of these captivating photos took place at a lively function held at Bomboras restaurant on The Esplanade.

2024 Competition Winners

Our Director, Shaun O’Callaghan, expressed his admiration for the competition’s participants: “This year, we received over 200 submissions, and we were in absolute awe of the quality of the entries, many of which were taken on a smartphone.

“It was great to see new talents among the winning photographers, including a 16-year-old budding Torquay photographer who is very handy with a Canon camera!

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals who took part in our competition this year. It’s a privilege to call to amazing place home, and through your lens, we continue to be wowed by its beauty,” Mr O’Callaghan added.

We invited the community to vote for their favourite photo via a Facebook competition. The ‘Crowd Favourite Award’ was claimed by Mount Duneed photographer Phil Thomson for his dazzling photo, At the Mouth.

The free calendars are available from our office at 22 Bristol Road, Torquay. They make fantastic Christmas gifts!