Early in 2020, award winning photographer Russell Ord had a few jobs put on hold due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Surfing for exercise was still allowed and with a bit of spare time on his hands, Russell naturally found himself down at Surfer’s Point in Margaret River, surfing and snapping photos of the locals both in and out of the water. Some insightful images quickly emerged, and after some discussion with fellow surfer Mick Scott, came the idea of a book. Now complete, Main Break isn’t a who’s who of surfing or a history of the place. It is simply a snapshot of the culture and the people whose lives revolve around surfing at this iconic location.
In this photo essay, we explore some of the images captured by Ord which represent more reflective, quiet moments and a bit of nostalgia that is endearingly Western Australian. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Margaret River Bookshop or at russellordphoto.com