::Monday, May 31, 2004

Bondi 7am – waist to shoulder high, not bad…
Perfectly clear skies, small south swell and gentle offshore winds…real nice.
The swell has dropped overnight, and the weekend’s chunky south swell has dwindled to produce only waist to shoulder high waves at Bondi (7am). Don’t expect much swell this week…it’s dropping. Wind: W/NW 5/10 knots tending N/NW 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Dry and sunny day with a top of 22 degrees. Enjoy.

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::Friday, May 28, 2004

Bondi 7am – head high, couple of decent waves
Aloha! Fantastic morning – despite the frost bite. Swell is now quite decent producing head high waves at Bondage. Couple of set waves getting up there – it looks like it is getting bigger too. Chilly WSW offshore winds creating great conditions…erm, best go for a paddle right now. This swell is going to pick up over the weekend and Sunday is looking the goods (expect 6 foot chunks in the morning at South facing beaches and offshore winds). Sensational sunny winter’s day…with a wind that wind bites. In the water is the warmer place to be with 21 degrees. The run from the water to the car park will make those toes a bit numb. Low tide 09:08 High tide 15:31 Have a great weekend…Sunday is your day. Hit it.

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::Thursday, May 27, 2004

Bondi 7am – chilly, shoulder high on sets
Hola. South swell arrived this morning creating waves around shoulder high down at Bondage (7am). Chilly W/SW winds are blowing offshore before swinging around to the S/SW and howl onshore 20/30 knots. So if you’re planning a surf today, this morning will be the best time to get out there before. This swell will continue to build this afternoon and will hang around for a couple of days. I would expect tomorrow to be decent size chunks (5 – 6 foot) at south facing beaches. Yeha!
SMOKING will be banned on Bondi beach after a unanimous vote by Waverley Council on the 19 th May. I think this is the best thing that has ever happened to Bondage. At any one time 700,000 cigarette butts are estimated to be on Australia ‘s most famous beach.
Have a great day. Top of 17 degrees today…brr…want summer back.

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::Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Bondi – 7:30am ankle biters, don’t bother
Aloha! Well just when you think it is minuscule, it gets smaller. Pretty much flat today with the odd ankle biter (if you’re lucky). Its head high surf if you’ve just turned 3, like my lil’ godson Charlie Verco, who we are training up to be the next surfing world champion (no pressure of course). Think he’d better master the toilet training first of all. Happy Birthday Charlie!
I bring good news, tomorrow is a different story. Some south swell will arrive late tomorrow afternoon that will be over head high at Bondi, with SSW winds. Friday looks bigger into the head plus plus range. Saturday still looks ok but the swell will ease off…Water is still around 20 degreee mark. Max 19 degrees only today on land…have a great day…

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::Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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::Monday, May 24, 2004

Bondi – Waist high, weak, stunning morning
In contrast to the dull, grey, overcast skies hanging over us right now, at 6am it was an explosion of purples, pinks and oranges. An insane sunrise which only lasted 15 minutes. The sunrise was far morning interesting that the surf situation – pretty much a dribbling weak waist high wave, and probably best ridden on a mal. It looks like we’re in for some rain today, haven’t seen that stuff in a while. Expect similar micro conditions until Thursday. Pray for surf.
June is an incredible month for sunrises. Not sure why, but most of my best shots are taken around now.
Still blows me away how many people receive this email. It’s weaving its way around the world – how cool is that. Enough ramble. Have a great week.

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::Friday, May 21, 2004

Bondi – 7am micro knee to waist high waves, crowded
‘Some days I get 2 reports, some days no reports…all a part of the Bumps experience’ says Hugo Douglas-Smith. Apologies for the technical glitches recently. Sometimes sending out 8,200 emails every morning can be complex.
Bondage was looking pretty micro this morning. Regardless, 30-40 guys were sniffing for the odd knee to waist high wave. Decent shallow right hand bank in the southern corner providing some suction on even the smallest waves (head high tubes for the 6 yr old grommies – where’s Charlie?). Fresh awesome morning with clear skies and frosty offshore westerlies. Luckily, water remains around the 21 degree mark.
Later today there will be an increase in size, which should hang around for Saturday. Tomorrow morning should be 3 – 4 foot at South facing beaches with early offshore breezes. Sunday will be smaller and messy.
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Have a great weekend. Weather looks pretty good.
PRAY FOR SURF…

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::Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bondi 6:30am – waist to shoulder high, small and busy
Lake Bondi has been blessed with some small fun waves this morning. Swell picked up yesterday afternoon, and is now producing waves are around waist to shoulder high mark. I suspect it will improve as the day progresses towards the low tide. High tide: 08:51 Low tide: 14:26. Water temperature is still warm 21 degrees, and a maximum land temp. of 21 with clear skies. This swell will drop further overnight producing Lake Bondi again tomorrow morning, with a small increase in size Friday afternoon (nothing special). Saturday morning looks like a little bit of fun.
Have a fantastic day.
Sorry if you received yesterday’s email today…mucho techo problemos!

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::Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Bondi 6:32 – dead flat This email may arrive very late…techo problemos. Sorry.
It’s about as flat as it gets. It’s like living on a lake. Beautiful crisp morning with clear skies and slight offshore winds. Great day for anything but surfing…
Fix those dings…
Have a great day…

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::Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Bondi 6am – waist high waves, weak
Aloha. I get asked all the time how do I get out of bed so early. Well if you were up at 6am this morning you would see why, spectacular mad pink sunrise. On the surf front, it looked pretty dismal with waist high waves on two banks at Bondi, small and crowded. This south swell struggling to produce anything with a bit of power behind it. After the great waves we’ve had recently I would give it a miss, same goes for the rest of the week. So spend some time with your paratner, mow the lawn, get those bonus points ready for the next swell which should be due Monday/Tuesday next week. Had some technical problems yesterday (hence no report). Click here if you would like to see it (good shot of big Bronte – last Friday).

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::Monday, May 17, 2004

Bondi 12:30pm – waist to shoulder high, fun
Midday bumps today (sorry if you get this really late). Nope – didn’t sleep in and wasn’t surfing either… Loads of people down the beach on this glorious day – not bad for winter. The thumping south swell that blessed us for the past week has now run away, leaving us with waist to shoulder high waves at Bondi. Still some fun to be had, however the wind looks like it is about to come and blow onshore from the SE. Water is still warm, 21 degrees, and the maximum land temperature is about the same.
How good was last week for swell – pumping… Friday arvo had massive chunks loose on our shores. Bronte had some bomb sets, see Phil Rich’s photo in today’s report for a beefy right. This week looks…erm…pretty flat. So pack away those big guns and get back onto the mal/fish.
CJ Hobgood won the Taihitian Teahupoo Billabong Pro in perfect 8 footers – check it. http://www.tracksmag.com/news_show.php?id=33

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::Friday, 14 May 2004

Bondi 6:30am – 6 foot, messy, getting
bigger
Aloha. As predicted the swell has jumped up over night – I thought it
was going to be much bigger, but its building…so this afternoon is going
to be x-large (8 – 10 ft).My photos probably
don’t best depict the size, tried to get one with a surfer in it, but
not many crew getting anything. Wind is non existent and this thick, solid
south swell is going to hang around. I suggest heading over to the north
side where there is more selection and beaches that hold bigger swells
(e.g. Manly, Fairy bower). Most of what I saw this morning was all over
the shop, big closeout random chunks. You’d want to have your paddling
fitness up to scratch and expect the leggie to get a lil’ stretched.
This weekend looks great with decent size tomorrow
and slightly smaller on Sunday. Winds will be offshore (SW). We’ve been
blessed lately with great swell, just need somewhere decent that holds
all these chunks. Great sunny weather today but chilly morning, maximum
of 22 degrees today. Have a great weekend.

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::Thursday, 13 May 2004

Bondi 6:30am – decent size 4-5 foot,
bad shape
Good morning all. Swell has dropped overnight after a big wave day yesterday
(was around 8 foot solid – yikes!). Today we’ve got around 4 – 5 foot
at Bondage, and she ain’t pretty. Most sets were closing out and all over
the place. Few guys out but didn’t see them catch much at all – loads
of paddling. Go for a drive and you’ll probably find something – Manly?
North shore?
Winds are offshore and the sunshine is back after
a wintery couple of days. I bring good news – RED ALERT man grommets,
we’ve got good stuff coming tomorrow, so if’ you’re a big wave freak,
tomorrow is your day. I’m calling 8 – 10 foot solid. Don’t forget your
jetski! All weekend we’ve got really big waves and the winds look to be
offshore. So I would expect loads of places around Sydney will be cranking.
Get out there. We’ve had a great run of swell…
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::Tuesday, 11 May 2004

Bondi 6:45am – 4-5 foot sets, closing
out, cold
Brrr! Brrr! It’s chilly. After the recent stream of blustery onshore conditions,
we are welcomed today with WSW offshore winds and some decent chunks of
swell hanging around. So now is a good time to get that BBQ cover out
of the neighbour’s trees, find your Sulo bin half way down the street,
wax up the board and go for a drive to find some waves. Somewhere would
be going off today – something that can hold a decent south swell. Bondage
wasn’t doing it as the lack of sandbanks were creating large closeouts.
Kinda unsurfable if you ask me, but I’ve seen people out there nonetheless.
The body surfers in the North end had it sussed. This cold morning with
clear skies is going to turn into rain, only managing to hit 20 degrees.
Winter is here.
Tomorrow the swell is going to go through the roof
with howling SSW winds. Expect out of control 8ft + at south facing beaches.

Mr Nice guy, Anthony Shields, turned 30 on the weekend.
Here are a couple of snaps from his party at the Fringe. View
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::Friday, 7 May 2004

Bondi 7:30am Head high sets, few goodies
Hola! Bit of an ugly morning with thick overcast skies, making it hard
to shoot photos through a long lens (we have been spoilt with perfect
weather this week previously).
Pretty much no wind, glassy surfaces on head high
sets at Bondi (7:30am). Looked like fun when they rolled through…the
smaller waves not doing much. Wind is going to blow onshore SE 10/15 knots
this afternoon, and with a full tide at 10:12….it’s probably going to
get messy/fat. Weekend looks like some fun waves at South Facing beaches
in the mornings, my call 4 foot tomorrow, smaller Sunday.
For those digi camera boffins, I’m shooting on a Canon SLR
10D with a 50-500mm Sigma lens today. In the water I use a a custom built
water housing + 15 mm fisheye.
Designer Furniture Sale 6th
May – 9th May
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Don’t forget, Mojo Pacific’s Designer furniture sale
is ends this Sunday. It started yesterday at Royal Randwick RaceCourse.
So if it’s time to spruce up the old pad, head down there. Some
great bargains.

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::Wednesday, 5 May 2004

Bondi 7am – waist to chest high, getting
bigger
Well I thought it was going to be bigger this morning. Perhaps the full
tide of 1.58m (8:22) is hiding the goods. There were small waves at 7am,
waist to chest high and kinda not breaking that well (bit random). Huge
morning crowd, offshore winds, clear skies and a chilly air. Surfing closer
to a lower tide would have to be better, (rock bottom low at 14:15), however
we are expecting onshore SE winds later this afternoon, so there will
only be a small window. Swell will pick up today. Cold day with a top
of 21 degrees.

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Starting this Thursday, they’re having an inaugural sale held at Royal
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::Tuesday, 4 May 2004

Bondi 7am – sunny, chest to head high,
busy
Yesterday was incredible. Tiny waves in the morning (6:30am), and by 10am
it jumped up well over the head high mark (plus). It peaked yesterday
arvo with some decent chunks.
Now this south swell has dropped over night producing
chest to head high waves at Bondi. Fun waves to be had, but the large
pre-work crowd causing a bit of chaos out there.
The offshore winds have backed off and the sun is
shining. Surface quality is great and you can still wear your springy.
Howling westerlies of 15/25 knots are predicted for this afternoon, let’s
hope it doesn’t blow this little swell out to sea.
Tomorrow we are expecting some more swell, looks quite
decent at south facing beaches (expect well over head high). Yeha! This
week looks great for surfing. High tide 07:29 Low tide 13:30 high tide
19:52 Maximum temperature of 24 degrees in Sydney today.
Marcus needs your old wetties:
I have a lame whippet (dog). The result of damage to a nerve in his front
wrist joint. He still runs beautifully, why we did not remove the leg.
Trouble is he walks or hobbles on the outside of his foot, which needs
constant protection when we go out. I use the reinforced knees out of
old wetsuits, which are cut and tied with velcro my local boot maker stitches
up for me. Before discarding your old wettie, when upgrading, drop me
a line and I’ll pick it up. Prefer the eastern suburbs if possible. [email protected]

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::Monday, 3 May 2004

Bondi 6:20am Waist – chest high, small,
fat and cold.
The gusty offshore westerlies continue to blow chilly air over Sydney
this morning. Clear skies and smooth conditions making for a great morning.
This southern ground swell is still here breaking around the waist – chest
high mark. Good morning for beginners as it was quite fat and slow on
the full tide this morning (1.63m at 06:43am).
However this ground swell will increase
today and produce waves well over head high by afternoon. My pick is mid
arvo should have some good waves with the swell increase + tide drop combo.
Head to a south facing beach to get the best of it (Curly, Bondage). Low
tide is at 12:55pm. Water temperature is still up around 21 degrees with
a maximum land temp of 22 degrees. Looks like some good waves until Wednesday.
Have a great day…

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