Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Xmas.Merry Christmas to you all and may 2007 be a cracker year full of good swells. Sydney continues to have freaky cool weather and 1-2 foot surf (yawn)…so let’s not talk about that as its depressing. Over here in Western Australia it’s a heat wave with crystal clear water! (um but still no waves) […]

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

good cracker.Well what do ya know… We’ve got waves today. They’re not perfect. But when you’ve been wondering around in the desert for the past few weeks and come across a cracker – that cracker will be the best damn cracker you’ve ever had. Bondi had waves breaking around 3 foot. Some had a wall. […]

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Blow. She’s about to blow 20 knots from the south. That’ll put an end to the joy weather of late. It will also bring a new swell. Should be 3-4 foot by the afternoon flanked with onshore winds. This morning was real small weak stuff. (1 – 2 foot). Small period wash not really worth […]

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Monday, December 18, 2006

There’s a couple of nice lil’ peaks out there this morning. Not too shabby at all. Perfectly sunny, clear water and the occasional 3 footers rockin’ in. Long waits in between sets. Add northerly winds and you’ve got yourself a pretty good day ahead. High tide 07:21, low tide 14:02. The groms were frothing this […]

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Hobbies.My mate Dave has a shrink. His shrink reckons he needs more hobbies. Why? ’cause when the surf gets this baaaaad, he gets nervous twitches and seriously needs to find something else to do. The surf is baaad today. Real baaad. Not only is it overcast & wet but its not even breaking. So if […]

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

health-kick. Bondi is famous for the big sunny wearing, made up, glamour morning joggers…all polished with matching trackies, big ear rings and a poodle boot…its all about the "be healthy" revolution kids. Well not this morning…plenty taking this festive season very seriously… +30sizzles. From what started as an overcast sloppy day, it’s sure fining up […]

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Relief.About time… Some decent little waves worth riding this morning. It’s far from perfect with lots of bump…but hey at least there’s couple little pockets to get you going. The southerly winds have now subsided…and the swell is starting to fade. You’ll find waves up around head high on sets…so. um…surf. Winds will swing NE […]

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

volatile.What? 30 sizzles yesterday, top of 19 degrees today and then forecast for 31 on Thursday? Now that’s a bit freaky. The South change yesterday brought rain, wind and 4 foot of mush. Definitely forget surfing today. It seems like ages since Sydney has cranked…winds swing NE Wed arvo. Onshore until then. [email protected] today’s pictures […]

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Monday, December 11, 2006

silly season. Watched a fare avoiding drunk guy get chased around Bondi park for 10 minutes this morning…cabbie in hot pursuit hurlin’ abuse. Thats just about the most action I saw down there this morning. Like something out of Benny Hill. Hope his ride wasn’t from Penrith. Silly season in full effect. Not much chop […]

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Friday, December 08, 2006

zzz.Today could quite possibly be the most boring day down the beach. There are no waves. Not much sun. Onshore. No joy. I could have told you that without even heading down the beach – ’cause I bought two new boards this week…every time I get new boards it goes flat. They haven’t even been […]

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

blue.Spend a few days traveling, 3 flights, overnight rolling boat ride and you’ll come across water this blue. It’s freaky. Not a day goes past where I don’t get accused of some fancy photoshop dance work on these shots. So here are five fat ones straight outa the camera. No LSD enhanced filters here. Just […]

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Since the year 1999 I’ve been waking up at dawn everyday to shoot pics. ok. I may have missed a couple after a big night. But that’s 7 years honks. Possibly 2000 early mornings. No golf clap please. No medal required stirrers. I’ve seen more sunrises than a DJ in Ibiza. yeah. and my point […]

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

patience.Patience has never been one of my virtues. Should it be one of yours, you’d probably enjoy a small wave at exposed south facing beaches this morning. Big long waits in between sets (yawn). They’re only breaking around waist to chest high when they do rock into town. But hey, the water is clear ‘n’ […]

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Monday, December 04, 2006

summer? So we’re officially into summer now – so how ’bout it huh? Where is the bake? Only a wussy 22 degrees today as we have another wintery cool flash back. The weekend’s onshore winds have whipped up a messy 2 – 3 foot wave down at Bondi. It’s worthy of a paddle with the […]

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Woowee.how good is this weather? Lap it up. And what…a little 3 foot peak at south facing beaches with north easterly winds. Stop it. Bondi had some real fun ones earlier today on a couple of distinct peaks. Massive crowds. Loose the wettie to the warm water (20 degrees) but don the crash helmet as […]

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

arrival.That storm sure did whip of some size. Bondi was breaking out the back around 5-6 foot solid. Pitty there wasn’t anything decent for them to break on. Most sets broke straight barely allowing a single turn. The inside corner in the south had a few frothas hackin’ sucky bank. I would driveā€¦and find a […]

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

fog.On the other side of that fog curtain it could have been 6 foot & pumping…and no one would have even known. But its not. Its 1 foot and weak under a slab of FOG. Hard to see more than 5 metres in front of you. Best wait ’til later… blow.The southerly hit at 8:40am […]

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Not short on people down the beach this morning. Thousands of them buffing up for the summer onslaught. Definitely short in the wave department with knee to waist high weak dribbling bits. A day for the beginners. Today will cook to 35 degrees before a south change nemesis cools it down overnight. Fortunately this change […]

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Monday, November 27, 2006

So you’re a bit bored of 1 foot overcast dribbles? I hear ya pain. Well for today’s batch I’ve thrown in some drunken backpackers making out after a big night. Yup… summer is definitely here when a pissed guy missing a shoe asks for a light as I duck under for a morning swim. (was […]

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Junkyard. Well can’t be good everyday. Early SE winds made a mess of what little swell is around. Weak waist high waves broke randomly mid to south Bondi this morning. Wind will swing NE in the afternoon which will make for a good swim especially if it gets up to the predicted 27. High tide […]

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

If you were down the beach yesterday at 5pm you would have gone from sizzling beef to chilled crumbed sausages in 30 seconds flat. Yep that violent south change exploded and evacuated 2,000 from Bondi beach in under 10 minutes. That south change brought a mini south swell for today. You’ll find rides approximately 2-3 […]

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

chinas. Remember those sizzling beef dishes at ya local Chinese restaurant called Golden something? Golden Wok, Golden Eagle, Golden palace whatever …all kitted out pagoda style and riddled with msg? well that sizzling beef dish best describes today. ‘Cause its hot. Damn hot. You can feel it em dem bones at 5:30am. A super sweet […]

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sizzle. She’s gonna be a hot one that’s for shizza. Some say dirty thirty-3 and a crackin’ thirty-8 tomorrow. A time to hit the beach for a lazy dip as there’s no surf to discuss. In fact tomorrow is the only hope of a small wind wave (2 foot). I knew I moved the gallery […]

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Perfect day…for wake boarding that is… Barely a rideable ripple at Bondi early this morning. Salubrious morning with warm weather, warm water and a cracker sunrise to boot. Fine day heading in the direction of 29 fat ones. Forget surfing this week, its micro Mon-Fri. Go swim. SOLES FOR THE SOUL :: 23rd Nov at […]

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Friday, November 17, 2006

What a weird day yesterday huh. Ferocious southerlies ripping through Sydney with a chill that bites deep. Thankfully that’s all over now, and we’ve got a few bumpy rides around the joint. You’ll find 3 footers with heaps of wobble after yesterday’s storm agitation. Still very surfable. Winds are currently strong S/SW which will ease […]

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Brrrrr. Looking out the car window I saw some decent chunks rockin’ into Bondi with only a couple of lone wolves sampling the lefts in the corner. Some sets are up around 4 foot with the standard Bondi chubbiness. This grey cold weather ain’t doing much for us though. SMH reports that it’s the coldest […]

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Things are a bit volatile at the moment. Weather and surf is changing by the hour. Really hard to pick. I expected it to be bigger this morning (3ftish), but it was like a lake. Yesterdays winds swung around to the north making for a good arvo session, but now the swell has done a […]

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A brand spankin’ new south swell sparks into Sydney after that cooling overnight front. The swell is still wobbly and unsettled, but by the time the winds swing from the SW around to the NE it should get more organized. Sets out the back were around head high, and pretty random. The mid-to-south corner had […]

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Now that’s what I call a weekend. Perfect weather, warm and a few small waves around the traps… Today you’ll find knee cappers out at Bondi, perfect for beginners – there isn’t too many other options either. So it’s a work day… Tomorrow should see a slight increase in swell (it can’t get any smaller), […]

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Yeeeeeeha. Finally. The weather has cleared and the south swell continues (half the size of yesterday though). The winds have also swung into the favourable northerly direction. Bondi was fun at 7am, but mostly closing out (3ft). Should you hang out towards the 11:30am high tide it will get much much better. Low tide 5am, […]

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Nope the picture above isn’t from today…wish… If these bad conditions continue my archives are going to run thin. Well it’s onshore as expected with a large increase in swell size. I saw sets up around 6 foot out the back, but it’s a total frothn’ mess – only one helmeted lone wolf trying to […]

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Not a bad call on Pop Rock yesterday…if only I put $10,000 on the place. Lost by a whisker dammit. Celebrated like it won anyway with 9 million other messy mutes…there’d be some sore heads around the offices today! The waves are very average today. Mush. Could have been better earlier, but the midday report […]

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

There’s a heap of swell around this morning, but it’s so unpredictable – bit like the Melbourne cup – anything could happen. My money is on Pop Rock…but I have no idea really. Waves broke around 4 foot with 6 foot sets out the back at Bondage this morning (hey Andrew g – you’re calling […]

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Come in, come in. Yes, lie down on the couch. Comfortable? Good, let’s begin. Today, I’d like to talk about this massive low that is haunting us over the past few days. Sou-easter onshore winds are terrorizing 4-6 foot chunks out at Bondi. It’s a complete mess again and we’re all going a little mental. […]

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Not much cooking in our district. Best head down to the Bra or an east facing beach with banks. Currently we’ve got a 1.5 metre NE swell, nothing at Bondi, south change around lunch time bringing rain, onshore southerly winds all weekend, swell increase Sunday afternoon to 4ft. Not too flash until then… Since there’s […]

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Some days if you’re patient enough a wave will come. Today you’d rock down the beach and think not much is happening…well it is tiny, but every half hour or so you might get lucky with a chest high set that doesn’t require diet pills. The 1m swell is out of the E/NE and best […]

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Waist high wind swell dribbly bits. Onshore. The overnight cooling southerly winds have kicked in. Waves are being generated by a local NE (1.5m) wind swell that lacks grunt. Nothing at all to get excited about. Especially at south facing beaches such as Bondi. East facing beaches would be more suitable e.g. Bra, Whaley… Expect […]

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hola. Once again there are a few waves around this morning – mainly shoulder high, sometimes head high. With today’s smaller swell (2.0m with smaller interval) it is producing a few more decent waves in comparison to yesterday’s straight-handers. Late session yesterday was the goods. Early morning NW winds were promoting cleaner surfaces but there […]

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Slow start to the day after pushing our clocks forward 1hr. Yawn… The wind backed right off last night leaving some clean conditions for this morning. The swell has dropped a couple of notches as well, and is now producing waves around 4 foot on the sets down at Bondi. Northerly winds today blowing 15/20 […]

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Back home. No more trips away for sometime now. I promise. Bondi had a few small waves this morning. South swell pushing weak 2-3 foot sets in the south. Couple of workable peaks. Not smokin’ – but still surfable. NW/NE 10/15 kts increasing to 15/20 kts offshore. Winds turning W/SW 18/23 kts in the afternoon […]

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