SURFER WAYNE KELLY
Welcome to the new website! Before the time of FB posts and tweets... websites were crucial to networking with the outside World.
After 10+ years, I have decided to modernize and update the site! The website was originally started to share current images, stories, and updates of my latest exploits.
During that time, I have recieved 500,000+ page views, gained many opportunities and recieved International media attention.
From death-defyng Contest surf at Pipeline, to bone chilling experiences at Ghost Tree, the website has been an great tool for me to document moments in my life. I would also post weekly pages featuring photos and stories from my surf sessions, contest travels, and whatever I found amusing along the way.
For a while I focused on making the website more interesting by posting unusual stories, making outlandish claims and providing quality imagery. I always kept it light hearted and funny, to sometimes real-life shocking and scary.
The word got out, and after a while I had hundreds of folks checking in daily to see what I would say or do next. People loved the site, and people hated the site but in the end, the web traffic spoke for itself.
Over the years, many major websites have either reposted or requested content, provding links to my site- which also increased my visibility.
In 2005 I was nominated for 2 XXL Global Photo Awards for my images of Don Curry and Tyler Smith surfing Ghost Tree.
Over the years, my content has been published internationally in many languages, and in over a dozen publications.
In 2006 I was asked to write for Surfer and Surfing magazine (Primedia), providing online content and photos for their websites. I provided interviews, stories and imagery on a regular basis for about 3 years.
In 2007 I recieved 2 more Billabong XXL Global photo award nominations, for images of Brad Gerlach and Tyler Fox surfiing Ghost Tree.
I have eased up writing in the past few years, yet I still love to shoot photos regularly.
SECRET HINT!: If you search this new site closely you may find a portal to the old site, which has 1000's of unique images! Shhhhh! :)