Instagram
Waimea shore break, oops this is gonna hurt Waimea shore break, oops this is gonna hurt No. 36380 Buy

North Shore 23.01.2013

Alooooha!

Sorry about the radio silence. Just been taking it easy here in Hawaii. Y’know…bit of holidays, bit of shooting.

The swell has been ridiculously big the past week. Haven’t seen a day less than 6 foot. Today it came up again and there are faces at Pipeline that are over 30 foot! The swell is a wonky one though, quite unpredictable and plenty of crew getting’ axed on the reef.

I’ve seen Tom Curren around a bit, quietly doing his thing. He charges the biggest days here at age 50. How good is that? I like how unassuming he is…not much of a chatter, hangs out on his own…he was the only guy out at huge Pipe a couple of days ago. Slater is here too…but haven’t seen him surf. Then there’s JJ Florence and JOB who dominate Pipe. That’s about it from the Rock.

Back in Bondi we’re looking for a new full time team member in our Aquabumps Gallery, a production manager with some sales skills. If you think you fit this criteria listed here be in contact with Gloria Tong.

M a h a l o : : u g e

Pipeline is huge today. Lethal Pipeline is huge today. Lethal No. 36385 Buy
The enigma, Tom Curren, lone wolf at huge pipe The enigma, Tom Curren, lone wolf at huge pipe No. 36378 Buy
Tom Curren, in a meditative state as he stalls for a meaty Pipeline section Tom Curren, in a meditative state as he stalls for a meaty Pipeline section No. 36383 Buy
Pipeline, about 1 hour ago. Maxing Pipeline, about 1 hour ago. Maxing No. 36384 Buy
What the hell is that? The 'thing' @ Waimea What the hell is that? The 'thing' @ Waimea No. 36382 Buy
Smaller inside set at Pipe. 1 in 10 work out just fine Smaller inside set at Pipe. 1 in 10 work out just fine No. 36386 Buy
Shot this yesterday, could pass as a Leroy Grannis 60's shot Shot this yesterday, could pass as a Leroy Grannis 60's shot No. 36381 Buy
Big swell mist all lit up at sunset, North Shore of Hawaii Big swell mist all lit up at sunset, North Shore of Hawaii No. 36379 Buy

From the Gallery

Mono Burger View framing options
Please also refer to our comments policy (11)

Comments

  • Matt said |

    All this Curren talk has made me go and watch some of his surfing again. Get on to youtube and watch his heat against Occy at Bells ’86. The good old days of big power turns and flouro wetsuits – absolute classic!!

  • John said |

    Curren – Still my hero – the quiet storm (even at Pipe calmness pervades)

  • billy said |

    sick. on another note, looks like we are finally getting a swell in sydney. could be good late long weekend!

  • shane johnson said |

    Was there today having a look it was awesome seeing it in full flight.

  • catrin said |

    WOW – Curren
    WOW – those waves
    WOW – Oahu in January

    not jealous at all…….C

  • Yuri said |

    great waves. great surfers. great photos.
    is there a lot of pro photographers there?

    • Uge said |

      Yeah lots, plenty on the land. Only 2 of us at Pipe tonight. it was big! thought I was gonna drown!

  • muzz said |

    Shot 2 looks like AI…Sick

  • John said |

    Uge,

    Lot time admirer, love your work. Where are you staying?

    Cheers,

    JD

    • Uge said |

      Thanks mate.

      In a shack near pipe.

      Sorry I don’t give out the details for the shack. (get asked a lot)

      PLenty of places to stay on the North Shore.

  • Aileen said |

    So beautiful. I was just there a month ago, when I was back home visiting for the holidays… thanks for helping me to miss it a bit less through your photos, feels like I’m standing there on the beach with my toes in the sand. Wishing I was eating a spicy ahi bowl at Pupukea Grill right now!

ADD YOUR COMMENT



Please be sure to enter your name and email before submitting this comment. Please also refer to our comments policy.

Buy The Beach Blog Aquabumps Book
Blacklist x Aquabumps
Buy Gift Cards
Buy Foamie 4 Pack SYD

Bondi Gallery Artworks

Aquabumps Bondi Gallery

151 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach. View Map.
Telephone +61 2 9130 7788
10am to 6pm Open 7 days a week
My Apology
My Apology
April 28, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Solar Marathon
Solar Marathon
May 20, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Bloom
Bloom
May 2, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Ride
Ride
May 17, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Big
Big
May 25, 2016
Bronte, NSW
Trickle
Trickle
May 18, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Monk
Monk
May 16, 2016
Bronte + Bondi
Clear
Clear
May 3, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Chalkie
Chalkie
May 6, 2016
Bondi + Bra
A Good Day…
A Good Day…
June 6, 2016
Mentawais
Zoom Vs Prime
Zoom Vs Prime
May 26, 2016
Bondi + Tamarama
The Valley
The Valley
May 13, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Stock Standard
Stock Standard
May 23, 2016
Bondi, NSW
:: Ments
:: Ments
June 1, 2016
Mentawai Islands
Our ‘hood
Our ‘hood
May 19, 2016
Bondi, NSW
: : Bad Eye
: : Bad Eye
June 2, 2016
Mentawai Islands
Fresh
Fresh
May 24, 2016
Bronte and Maroubra
Ujan angin
Ujan angin
June 3, 2016
Mentawai Islands, Indo
E F Y *
E F Y *
June 30, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Bright
Bright
June 17, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Play Telstra Video From the Road

Recent Daily Photo Updates

Volatile
Volatile
August 25, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Cyclops
Cyclops
August 24, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Intuition
Intuition
August 23, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Race Week
Race Week
August 22, 2016
Hamilton Island, QLD
The Life Of Pablo
The Life Of Pablo
August 19, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Hydro
Hydro
August 18, 2016
Bondi
Clear
Clear
August 17, 2016
Tamarama and Bondi
Backwash
Backwash
August 16, 2016
Bondi, NSW
Nemesis Rip
Nemesis Rip
August 15, 2016
Bondi, NSW
New Swell
New Swell
August 12, 2016
Bondi, NSW

Most Read

Best of 2015
Best of 2015
Thursday, 24th December 15
Copacabana
Copacabana
Sunday, 6th March 16
Hive
Hive
Wednesday, 25th November 15
Chicas
Chicas
Friday, 18th December 15
New Year’s Day Hi Res
New Year’s Day Hi Res
Friday, 1st January 16

Search Archives