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Monster chunks at Bondi, circa 7am today Monster chunks at Bondi, circa 7am today No. 31522 Buy

Bondi Chunks 6th June 2012

This must be the 50 year storm that Bodhi (Point Break) has been talking about.

Sydney was turned upside down last night. Roofs ripped off, garage doors flying down the street, trees blown over and the emergency services have been working through the night.

Even Gould Street Bondi has been closed for 14 hours as the roof and front wall above Tuchuzy/Religion has come crumbling down.

The swell has come up….but I’ve seen it bigger than this. It’s around 8 – 10 foot, but seriously angry. I reckon your board would blow out of your hands if you tried to make it out. That’s if you didn’t get sucked out to New Zealand via one of the many rapid rips. All the beaches have sand beyond the break walls, surely, I mean surely there has to be some banks after all this rearrangement.

Apparently 1 dude before sunrise tried to paddle out at Bondi. Mini mal and all…what was he thinking?

Please share your storm experiences here below.

Adios :: uge

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  • Luke said |

    To say I’m disappointed at the lack of a CRAZY EYED individual preparing to tackle the beastly swell is an understatement!

    • jim said |

      To say im disapointed at the lack of shots of the waves on a morning where there are many is an understatement.

  • Sam de Brito said |

    I cuddled my Teddy.

  • Bro said |

    sprout had better shots this morning

    • Hugo said |

      Who cares!!!!!!

      • Bro said |

        i do

      • billy said |

        exactly, sprout it up then bro

      • MJ said |

        What he said….

      • sunlover said |

        Anyone who watches these updates for shots of surf, not weird angles on sculptures cares.

        Have a look at these and tell me you’re hipster mate didnt kook it this morning. http://daily.sproutdaily.com/

  • David said |

    LOVE the first and last shots Uge, EPIC.
    For some moving images, I just uploaded two perspectives:
    Ben Buckler on steroids:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwGfe5tpyTA&list=UUx-ysFbej0pfv6UlL7kr1xw&index=1&feature=plcp
    and
    Death Zone at sea level:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9PDfYYqgss&list=UUx-ysFbej0pfv6UlL7kr1xw&index=2&feature=plcp

    Any takers?

  • Hugo said |

    The washer in my shower is not fixed properly and the dripping noise kept me up all night. When I got up this morning there was a trickle of water running down the drain in the bath. To sum it up it was a sleepless night and i woke up to mass devastation in my bathroom. I just hope the day gets better now!

  • JohnMc said |

    Come over and see what is left of Coogee Beach. Not much. Wylies and the Ladies bathes have vanished. Wedding Cake is pumping. Awesome!

  • Axe said |

    Hi from Perth. Any surf at Neilsen Park?

  • John said |

    No mileage on the clock to go and find a break working? (heard Lurline Bay was working)
    None of the regular rippers in the challenging surf?

    Agree with previous posts – there’s been such a build up to this swell coming and now a lack of photos or even surfers – Bodhi come back!

    • mitch said |

      Agreed. the hype on this has been huge and its PUUMPING.

      scope the vid of deadmans on coastalwatch. such warrioirs.

  • ethan said |

    Hey Uge,
    big surf, only if conditions were better, great pics as usual.
    Hopefully surf is better for the weekend

  • wave said |

    hey uge stop taking pictures of me

  • Josh Geller said |

    Surf was too Big/Messy this morning for Clovelley/Coogee / Bronte / Weddingcake and presumably Bondi – Deadmans was about the only break with enough shelter to be worth a go – hence north Shore located photogs would have had the advantage.

    Luckily you are are all welcome to point your browsers where you will….

    UGE – Disappointed that you were not at Deadies in the water – getting that inside barrel shot ;)

  • greg said |

    free ride to the sheepland :D

  • Sam de Brito said |

    They’re towing in at The Bower.

  • Uge said |

    As always I am thoroughly impressed with all your most educating comments and how you get so pumped up about my humble website.Thank you.

    Yes, north side looks like its hosting the best waves today.

    Oh well, can’t be everywhere I guess.

    Every break has its day. Eastern suburbs doesn’t have much on offer today.

    One question, so many Hellmen getting angry at their keyboards today on aquabumps. Why are you not surfing deadmans 8-10ft?

    • John said |

      Hi Uge – Surfing doesn’t pay my mortgage, what pays yours?

      • Uge said |

        Definitely not my free blog

      • johno said |

        Hey Uge, not writing off but im sure a fair bit of your mortgage (sweet pad BTW) has been paid by the advertising (disclosed or not) on your ‘free’ blog mate. Dont reckon you run the land rover adds just cause you like the way the car looks.

      • Uge said |

        G’day Johno,

        Sure we do bring in some income from advertisers which offset a small portion of the costs of running the daily blog and email, but it runs at a loss. I can’t begin to explain how much it costs to run and how much time it takes to operate (with a few staff as well). I don’t really know anyone that has a ad revenue model that has daily content that makes $. I do this for passion, the blog that is. Always have. I love shooting pics and sharing them with you all. I am very grateful that you guys all stop by here…thanks! So yes, my blog is free for you guys (no subscription fees) which over the 13 years has been very tempting to change when I was living broke…remember, I’ve only had sponsors for 2 of the past 13 years of operation! Oh and I did once work in a big agency, a life time ago, where I did make coin (and worked 20 hours a day).

        Anyway, probably too much info for you all.

        Have a great day, uge

    • Ned said |

      Brothers gotta eat uge…

    • D said |

      chk boom

  • Coop said |

    What’s with the mutherf#$#rs crashing the vibe in here today? Go and complain about your own miserable lives instead of winging about a dude who gives us all free photos daily!

    • Al said |

      well said dude!!!

      • Hugo said |

        Yeah, well said Coop and Al… now back to some porn!

  • Peter Novy said |

    i wish to see some guys on boards during this nice storm. are they all cowards?

  • tallpoppysyndrome said |

    Tall poppy syndrome is pathetic.

  • Mike said |

    If the water temperature was a little warmer i’d be out there. Surfing in a wetty gets me all stiff and its uncomfortable when paddling!

  • dude101 said |

    so small at tama and bronte gosh

  • Sam (wave) said |

    Wish there could be some daredevil surfers out there for you to take some pics of. BTW nice day!

  • Aj said |

    There was surf at neilson park , not the best bit about 2 ft

  • AJC said |

    Today’s sea not even close to the conditions Bondi copped on mothers day 1996.
    The fishing boats up on the path and ramp at ben buckler were washed into the sea. Some ended up in front of the surf club and some were never seen again. A couple of boulders were moved up from the waters edge at flatrock up to the spot where the rope climbers set up and the kids pool in the northen corner was covered by two meters of sand.

  • Chuckie said |

    Photo 1.

    I went for a swim, saw the waves and shat my pants.

  • Mark said |

    Let’s keep this simple people, Twitter is for whiners, this blog is for checking out photos that Uge kindly lets us see for free and on a daily basis. If you want more in your life, go do something.
    Uge, keep up the great work.

  • Dovi said |

    Uge were todays????

  • Chuckie said |

    Hey Uge,

    Don’t get disheartened by people like Johno. You know you’re successful when people start hating!

    Speaking on behalf of my entire office, we love your work and blog. It gives people something to look forward to in the morning and brings happiness to thousands of people. It has inspired me to find a creative outlet and start an entrepreneurial venture part-time also, which has the potential to change my life. It gives me hope that I can find a balance between passion and work.

    My life would be a lot worse without your inspiring work so keep it up. I hope you go global and make hundreds of million from your work!

    Chuckie

  • moe said |

    uge
    thyanx
    cya

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