In the next issue of SurfGirl we’re excited to showcase new female photographers. With more and more talented female photographers snapping away from Byron Bay to California, we’d love to see what you have. From surfing to oceanscapes and beach life, send us your photos. 

It’s an exciting opportunity for us to showcase female creative talent, you don’t have to be a pro or have the best equipment, you just need an eye for the moment with the emphasis on female surfers. Everyone is in with a chance and we will run a full gallery of the top contenders in the next issue.

So get your entries in for the ’Surfing Life’ SurfGirl Photo Comp! Send a maximum of five low res photos to [email protected] by 8th March. The photos can be of anything surf related that’s relevant to your world; action, lifestyle, portraits, funny moments, oceanography – whatever it is that sums up your surfing life.

The SurfGirl team will select the top 8-10 photos and a final winner. The winner and runners up who are shortlisted will be feature in the next issue of SurfGirl Magazine (out mid April).

We’re very excited that two of the world’s top female photographers Bryanna Bradley and Tracy Naughton will be on the judging panel alongside the SurfGirl team.


• To enter;

• Send a maximum of five low res photos to [email protected]. We will contact the short listed entries.
• Finalists will need to send original files, provide proof of ownership and date taken using the RAW file information. Uncropped full frame files with your colour corrected/edited version.
• The photos will need to be printed A3 with no loss of quality, so please do not crop the image.
• The closing date for entry is 8th March.
• The finalists will have their shots printed in SurfGirl and we will pick the best photos to be printed in a full feature.

Cameras at the ready, we can’t wait to see your creative work! The Surfing Life Photo Comp is open to all female photographers. 

We asked the judges Tracy Naughton and Bryanna Bradley, how to make your photos pop out from the competition.

When I am taking images I aim to infuse my photographs with a sense of artistic expression and personal style. Think about the message or story you want to convey through your images and how you can use light, shape, and color to communicate that message effectively. Experiment with different shooting techniques such as slow shutter speed over exposure, different angles or gear lenses drones or water housings and editing techniques, such as contrast adjustments, color grading, and creative filters, to add a unique artistic flair to your photos.

Overall, by carefully considering and manipulating elements like light, shape, and color, you can create photographs that transcend mere documentation and resonate with viewers as compelling works of art worthy of being displayed on walls.Tracy Naughton (aka @letmesea)

When I look at an image I want it to be dynamic. I have been taught and try to implement into my art that a photo must have emotion, visual depth, and is technically correct. I want to see that there was deliberation in the execution of the photo, it has purpose and has drive behind it. Sometimes the most beautiful images to me are the simplest ones that are able to convey a feeling, a moment where I imagine I am somewhere else.Bryanna Bradley. 

The prize is your feature in the next issue of SurfGirl Magazine out mid April. There are no cash alternatives to the prize. By entering you agree to allow SurfGirl Magazine (Orca Publications) using your photo in the mag and online (You will be credited or tagged when we do). No one else will use your photo other than SurfGirl Magazine. We will contact those in the final selection directly. We can’t answer all messages or emails so bear with us.