::Monday, July 12, 2004

Bondi 7am – 3-4 foot solid, closing out
After a weekend of chunky large east swell we are left with nice clean head high waves (occasionally bigger). Bondage badly needs sand banks as most of what I saw this morning was closing out – I would definitely hunt around and you shall score. Mid to north Bondi had a couple okish waves if you managed to pick the right ones. Frosty morning with gentle offshores, sunshine and clean lines. Somewhere is going off. Low tide 10:10 High tide 16:54. Wind: West to southwest 5/10 knots. Sea: 0.5 to 1 metre. Swell: SE 1.5 Weather: Dry, mostly sunny. 19 degrees

Bad news – surfer killed on Saturday by large shark at Left handers (Margaret river – Western Australia – 124 miles south of Perth ). 29 year old Bradley Smith was surfing with a mate when two sharks attacked, biting him around the torso region. Witnesses say one shark was 5 metres in length and the other 3 metres. There have been 625 shark attacks since 1791 in Australia, 187 of them fatal. The last fatality in West Oz was only 4 years ago at North Cottesloe.

Bondi board riders comp was postponed yesterday due to unfavorable conditions (closeouts). I will keep you informed of the next comp.

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