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What is Aquabumps?

You know it…we’d all much rather be down the beach…our website stats tell us you agree…

45,000 Daily email subscribers
150,000 Unique website readers/mth
107,000 Facebook followers

Aquabumps is a website and daily email dedicated to early morning beach life. Aquabumps depicts images of waves, surfers (good and bad), swimmers, sunrises and whatever happens in the wee hours down the beach every weekday.  Which beach?  Bondi mainly (we’re based there) but quite often Hawaii, Tahiti, Maldives, Indonesia and Fiji.  We’ve been doing this since 1999 (that’s 13 years kids, well before blogs became popular).

It’s free to subscribe to our daily photo newsletter and 45,000 people happily exist on our mailing list. (Some readers have been on there for 12 years!) You can join our list by entering your email address in the box provided on the top right of this page.  Around 10:30am each week day, the images are emailed directly to you in a HTML formatted newsletter…so you don’t have to open any annoying attachments, just scroll down through the highly crafted images, read a short (hopefully amusing) paragraph or two and then back to work! Yes, a little reminder of what’s happening outside your office cubicle.

Eugene Tan Aquabumps Uge

The idea came about in 1999 when Eugene Tan, a frustrated Creative Director combined his three passions: photography, surfing and the web.  In the nineties blogs hadn’t evolved yet, but Eugene,  better known as ::uge (yooj), thought he’d provide a nice daily break for his mates to see a bit of surf at work.  The daily updates started flowing more consistently and the first handful of friends became thousands of people logging on from all over the globe. Even Aquabumps’s Facebook page is a hive of activity with 107,000 followers (June 2015).

All of the images are taken by ::uge.  Shooting at daybreak has become his morning ritual. He’s had a camera in his hand since he was 9 years old and a keen surfer for 26 years. Uge is constantly seeking unique angles for his morning images, whether it’s shooting from underwater, in helicopters, or from a cliff in South Bondi.  If you like the images and want to see more, the Aquabumps Gallery in Bondi displays the images blown up in their full glory.  Aquabumps opened it’s first gallery in 2004 and we send artwork all over the world.  All artworks are signed by the artist and available in various sizes, prices and framing techniques.  We take great pride in our artworks – the top quality materials used in framing and printing have been well researched by our team over the past decade.  Aquabumps was the first gallery in Australia to adopt the new metallic prints, acrylic face mounts in 2002 and acrylic blocks in 2009.

Advertising on Aquabumps

Advertising, yep – like most websites with a lot of traffic, we sell advertising on Aquabumps.com and in the email newsletter.  Feedback from our readers has told us they enjoy the clutter free, relatively non-commercial aspect of the website, and our selected ads reflect this.  We give advertisers the opportunity to engage their target audience in a positive and relevant forum – Uge ensures all brands have a synergy with the content of Aquabumps.

In trying to preserve the experience of Aquabumps, advertising is subtle, relevant, uncluttered and targeted, reaching a highly sought after crew of people.  Advertising is integrated into the daily reports seamlessly – so you won’t find ‘in ya face’ stuff here.  Contact Us for advertising rates.

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151 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach. View Map.
Telephone +61 2 9130 7788
10am to 6pm Open 7 days a week
Standard Mornings
Standard Mornings
October 16, 2015
Maroubra + Bondi
Opposite
Opposite
October 13, 2015
Bondi
Bonza!
Bonza!
October 12, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Power groms
Power groms
October 20, 2015
Maroubra + Bondi
Wild
Wild
October 23, 2015
Italy
Dowse
Dowse
October 15, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Best of 2015
Best of 2015
December 24, 2015
All over the world
Changing
Changing
October 21, 2015
Bondi Beach
Rip-able
Rip-able
October 14, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Hive
Hive
November 25, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Bondi
Bondi
November 3, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Reprieve
Reprieve
November 23, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Stealth
Stealth
October 22, 2015
Bondi, NSW
10 minutes…
10 minutes…
October 26, 2015
Bondi and Tama
Shorey Beater
Shorey Beater
November 26, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Mondee
Mondee
October 19, 2015
Bondi and Tama
Manic
Manic
November 19, 2015
Bondi, NSW
Santa Chaos
Santa Chaos
December 15, 2015
Bondi and Tamarama
Mick
Mick
November 10, 2015
Long Reef, NSW
By the sea…
By the sea…
October 27, 2015
Bondi, NSW
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