Burcher’s Little Pickle

The humble big wave madman doubles down on the pain

IT started with a U-turn, resulted in a near drowning and ended with an almost humours image of a body caught in the lip of a heaving south coast wave.

The body, near drowning and U-turn all belong to East coast surfer Brett Burcher, one of the select breed who’ll happily drop everything and burn thousands of kilometres to chase waves of serious consequence.

“I’d flown over to Perth and driven up to surf Gnaraloo with Fergal Smith, from Ireland,” says Burcher of the fateful trips’ origin.

“But we got there and the swell wasn’t as promising as we had expected, so we decided to leave and do the long haul trip down south to The Right in one day.”

Words: Anthony Pancia

Photos: Russell Ord

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North West WA - Workshop

A couple of moments from the latest Vagabond Photographic workshop - North West WA

ATTN: 2020 NW WORKSHOP - BOOK HERE

What an amazing crew and congratulations on all the images that you all produced, we all certainly had a fantastic time.

The Crew:

Tom Carroll: @thomasvitorcarroll

Glen Hooky: @hookys096

Sean Morrow: @seanmorrow1

Special Thank You: Aquatech / Fujifilm

Tahiti Workshop 2019

A couple of moments from the latest Vagabond Photographic workshop - Tahiti

Special thank you to co-host Domenic Mosqueira - @dmosqphoto incredible father, photographer and all round champion, you took the workshop to another level and created an amazing experience.

What an amazing crew and congratulations on all the images that you all produced, we all certainly had a fantastic time.

The Crew:

Jeremy Whitney: @jeremywhitneyphoto

Dan Hayward: @dancanphoto

Dylan Clarke: @newportdc

Andy Owen: @andyophoto

Wes Bennett: @wes__bennett


Location: Tahiti, Vanira Lodge.

Transport: Teahupoo Tahiti Surfari

Surfer, Waterman & Athlete: Matahi Drollet

Supported By

Taking expressions of interest now for the next Tahiti workshop and all future workshops: create@russellordphoto.com

Maddie & Seb

The wedding of Maddie and Seb

Photography: Russell Ord Photo (Russell Ord / Kelly Harwood)

Vehicle: Kombi - Dunsborough Wedding Co.

Florist: Miriam Avery

Cake: Bake the Cake - Hannah

Music - Salt Tree

Location: Rustico - Hay Shed Hill

Hair Stylist: Sonya Poletti

Make-up Artist: Jenna Italiano

Celebrant: Anita Revel

Event Management: Gem Events


Juliette & Ollie

The wedding of Juliette & Ollie

Location: Bunkers Beach House

Hair Stylist: Styling, Tegan Walker

Make-up Artist: The Beauty Bar, Dunsborough

Photography: Russell Ord Photo (Russell Ord / Andrew Semark)

Transport: Kurley’s Classic Kombi Limousines


Jayne and Brett

The wedding of Jayne and Brett

Location: Mongrel Creek Wines - Margaret River

Hair Stylist: Jasmine Hair & Makeup

Make-up Artist: Amy Kelly

Celebrant: Jennifer Etherington

Photography: Russell Ord Photo (Russell Ord / Andrew Semark)

Matanivusi Eco Resort

Athletes: Chippa Wilson and Asher Wales.

Campaign work for:

Vagabond Photographic

Tracks Magazine

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Matanivusi Eco Resort

Next experience with Soul Surf Travel.

Details: Soul Surf Travel is stoked to announce it is partnering with One Ocean International –

a specialist watermanship training organisation – to offer a once in a lifetime Fijian surf trip with an exciting and challenging difference.

Not only will you spend a week surfing to your hearts content on the uncrowded and world-class reefs of Fiji’s beautiful Coral Coast, throughout that time you’ll also take part in expert waterman training from two of the best in the biz – Joe Knight and Russell Ord.

At the duration you’ll walk away completely surf stoked, but also have achieved minimum level of ‘Intermediate Waterman’.

Oh, and if that’s not enough Russell Ord will be documenting the whole thing so you’ll also leave with some amazing surf shots and moments of your training.

Sound good? Visit Website.