Thursday, October 14, 2004

Bondi 7am – flat as…truly FughedabouditOur flat spell continues as you’d be lucky to find anything over 4 inches (ripples). Still found one optimist guy out at Bondi staring at the horizon…praying to Hui. I’ve had enuf and have packed the bags (insert dummy spit – kiddin)…I’m heading to indo today on a 110ft boat with 8 mates to score perfection for 12 days. So the bumps is going to close over this period until my return with some epic tube shots. In the meantime hope ya get a few…Saturday/Sunday should be good fun (3 foot) at south facing beaches – go early before the winds come in. Other than that…can’t see much happening with the surf. Seeeeeyyyyoou. Frothn’ uge.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Booondhi – 6am zilch, zip, nada, flat…Any flatter and I think we would be heading into the negative values. It’s a pancake. Probably the flattest I’ve ever seen it and Yep.. still a crowd of 12 or so out surfing the micro shorey. That’s the good thing about running a website from Bondi – there is always someone out regardless of conditions. A corker of a day heading to a top of 30 degrees. Now ya torkin’. Forget surfing this week, (unless you’re beginning) – its going to be tiny.

Speaking of tiny surf, I just scored myself a new fish shape for summer shaped by Tamarama board designer Andrew Harris. Goes like a rocket in small surf. If you are after a new board, give Andrew a buzz (02)9938 6076 and talk it up. Mention you’re from Aquabumps to get a good deal.

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Monday, October 11, 2004

Bondi 6:12am – super clean, waist high, occasional good setHola! Cracker morning with perfect sunshine and glassy conditions – loads of people out for the early. Pity the swell decreased overnight leaving us with waist high (occasionally bigger on sets if you’re patient). Great waves on the weekend, hope ya got a few.

Got a few emails requesting more sunrise shots. Well…I’ve kinda got to get up at 4:30am – 5am in order to catch the sunrise at the moment. (I’m keen… but…ermm 5am? I need sleep too) When day light saving kicks in it will be easier to get out of the rack in time.
Wind: NW 10/15 knots tending NE in the afternoon and freshening to 15/20 knots in the evening. Max of mega 25 degrees – yyyyyeeeeehha! Swell is going to be very small all week. Tiny in fact.
Ben Dunn took out the Hot Buttered Pro Junior at North Narrabeen yesterday. His name will now be placed on the winner’s roll alongside names like Mark Occhilupo, Tom Carroll & Kelly Slater. Nice one – scored $7k too!
Ever wondered where the Hang Loose hand signal ("shaka") came from? Some say it mimics drinking beer (in Hawaii)…here’s a couple of other theories.
Best get back to work now…adios::u-g-i-o-

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Friday, October 08, 2004

Bondi 6am – micro onshoreOops…did someone predict waves today? Am I a can short of six pack?(you’ll probably all say yes to both). I forgot to mention yesterday that the wind swell will develop later in the day – not this morning. Currently it is micro and side/onshore – verging on unsurfable at Bondi. Great for the beginners. Swells appear to be very close together, missing most spots. Wind: S/SW 20/30 knots, easing SW/SE 10/15 knots in the afternoon, Water 19�C.

Good time to fix those dings, mow the lawn, buff up the mags on the panel van – or head down to Bondi Kiosk to see the Aquabumps photos (and buy a whole heap!). There will be waves over the weekend – quality a lil’ poor due to side/onshore winds. Expect head high stuff. Don’t forget boardriders on Sunday – 8am at the skate ramp. Have a great weekend and enjoy the great weather!

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Bondi 6:00am – small, waist highSmall dribbly bits rock’n into Bondage dis morning. It’s a little on the small side (waist high). It’s crowded with the early risers enjoying the morning sunshine. Nothing much to get excited about. If you’re keen, take the fish or mal out for a spin. Loads of crew dropping in (burn central)…nearly every wave had 2-3 people on it. It’s going to be a busy summer down Bondage way. If you are confused about the rules of surfing, I suggest reading this article – click here.

Bondi Board riders are on again this Sunday. Usual 8am start next to the skate ramp. Everyone welcome – looks like there will be some waves for it. For more information – email Wal.
This weekend why not head down to Bondi Kiosk to check out the Aquabumps shots. ( 110 Ramsgate Ave Bondi Beach – across the road from North Bondi SLSC). All the pictures are for sale. View Price list & Order Info (pdf 300kb)
Australia’s most famous and lucrative junior surf event, the Pro-Junior, kicks off tomorrow on Friday the 8th of October at North Narrabeen. The Hot Buttered / Ocean & Earth Pro Junior is the original and longest running in the world. It started back in 1977 with two-times world champion Tom Carroll winning the event. Other past winners are a ‘who’s who’s’ of surfing, an include Mark Occhilupo, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Luke Egan, Gary ?Kong’ Elkerton, Barton Lynch and Taj Burrow. More
Ok…back to work. Adios, :: Ugios

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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Bondi 7am – waist to shoulder high, bit messyErm…not too flash dis morning. Swell has dropped and it was quite weak and messy. Loads of people still keen for a muck around at Bondi. The odd decent left was coming through (Hui rewards a patient man today). It will probably get a little worse with a 15 knot SE onshore due at lunch time. Sunshine is out – so a day down the beach is the best option. Tomorrows conditions look very similar to today’s. Nothing spectacular on the horizon…sorry…pray for swell next week.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Bondi 7am – over head high sets, looking the goods.Offshore and head high. Looking great this morning. South East swell still pumping into Sydney on this sensationally sunny day. Good banks, large early morning crowds…plenty of waves. All good.

Wind: W/NW 10/15 knots. Local afternoon NE seabreezes 10/15 knots inshore. High tide 12:31 Low tide 19:33. Max 23 degrees today. Joy conditions…one of those days you just don’t want to be in the office. (sorry to rub it in – if this is the case).
Aquabumps photos at Bondi Kiosk:: If you get the chance to head down to Bondi Kiosk (Campbell Parade – across the road from North Bondi SLSC), you will see a display of my favourite Aquabumps photographs. They are all for sale – more info on my homepage www.aquabumps.com
Need a job??? Then check out the roles available at Australia ‘s hottest new retail concept…SWIM … an emporium of leading women’s swimwear brands. SWIM is opening new stores at Fox Studios, Darling Harbor, Macquarie Centre and Sydney International Airport and they are looking for casual, part-time, full-time and managerial retail sales gurus to join one of the best company’s on the planet. More info

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Friday, October 01, 2004

Bondi 8am – Small, Onshore and mushy
Big storm drowning Sydney at the moment. Heavy rain and gale force winds. Could barely get a shot of Bondi without getting the camera wet (sorry only 1 pic today!). Wind: E/SE 13/18 knots freshening to 25/33 knots by late morning. Winds create waves. Strong winds can make big waves. Winds that blow for a long time in the one direction make great waves. Waves that are created miles away are refined and well spaced – ideal for surfing. I predict some great waves heading our way…This storm will pass tomorrow after stirring up the ocean, leaving us with a decent swell. So enjoy this weekend…hope you get a few as loads of places should be working.
Pray for swell…(+ offshore winds)
Heaps of people email me about places to rent in the area. Summer is coming, and why would ya live anywhere else but the beach ( bias). Local surfer and real estate rental main man, Wal, has selected a few pads worthy of a look…check it:

Bondi – FROM $285 PW
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1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
OPEN Sat 11.25-11.40am

Bondi Beach – $320 PW
15/1A EDWARD STREET 1 bedroom Unit
OPEN Sat 10.40-10.55am

Clovelly $350 p.w. 7/18 Melrose parade

2 bedroom Apartment
OPEN Sat 12.30-12.45pm

Bondi Beach $850 p.w. 117 HALL STREET 4 bedroom House
OPEN
Sat 11.05-11.20am

Call Richardson and Wrench for more information on 9387 2422
or check out their website: www.rwbb.com.au

 
 

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