Thursday, August 31, 2006

We’re lucky to have some small NE wind chop dribbles this morning. You’ll find the odd waist to chest high wave at exposed beaches – whilst south facing Bondi was throw’n out a couple knee to waist high surfable ones. It’s a weak swell generated from yesterday’s wind. It’s going to be a great day […]

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I won’t mess around with words cause only one word comes to mind when I ventured over the hill to cop a sneak at Bond*age – crapola. Onshore easterlies are lettin’ rip and the weak remnants of a swell were butchered. So you can totally forget about it. I thought you’d much rather see a […]

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

You’re kiddin right? More chop suey than Golden Century. It’s about as bad as it gets today…shocker howling onshore choppy bits and the rest of the week ain’t lookin’ pretty (1800 travel agent – fiji please…) Let’s talk about something else – like the fact that our 6 time world champ Layne Beachley won an […]

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Monday, August 28, 2006

The Bumps is back on @ Bondiville. Damn its so good over there in Bali. Got me travel agent on speed dial now… Bit of a pox morning down at Bondi with unrideable short period wind chop. So Fugetabouit… well at least until the afternoon where we should see a swell increase to 3 foot […]

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Friday, August 25, 2006

The old fisheye in the tube chestnut. This Bali island paradise turns it up a few notches today. I’m not talking Ku De Ta at 3am or M-Bargo…the promised swell has finally arrived after days of smallness. The peninsula lit up…lines of perfect swells queuing at multiple breaks, biggest was at Ulus 5-6 foot. Not […]

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Oh yeah. I hear it’s a bit wintery back home. No waves to be found either. Well it ain’t big up here (Bali for those not on the program), but she’s warm and surfable with an inbound swell. Made my way up the peninsula in search of some bukit gold… but got lazy on a […]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

There is something in Nasi Goreng that is addictive. You can eat a fair bit of that stuff…especially when you can feed a family for less than the Harbour bridge toll (beat that maccas). Today the swell is still small up here in paradise. After driving for an hour or so dodging chickens, lost in […]

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Selmat pagi. Yep back in the land of warm water and tubular reefs (I can’t stay away). You’ve all been through here at one point. Bali. A magical place where you can live like king & surf world class pipes. Even with all the current travel warnings, half of Europe has moved in for the […]

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Hey kids. It’s all about that summer feeling today. The waves are non existent but the sun is cooking up a glama day ahead of us (20 fat ones – feels warmer). Swell is trickling from the NE, but it’s so small surely you’ve got something else to do – go swim. Next swell due […]

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bit like what the [nice] policeman said to me on Sunday night after our Aquabumps City to Surf drinks had clocked its 8th hour of doof & Coopers… "you’ve had a good run son…its all over" Yes. We’ve had a good run…in the surf too. It’s been a minimum of 3 foot for so long […]

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Today we’ve got a guest surf reporter…fashion frotha¬†and long time Bondi loiterer Damion Fuller (ex kitten). Damion is possibly the most enthusiastic surfer in the southern hemisphere. Just driving around the bays looking at the waves, my windscreen was covered in froth. And the waves aren’t even that good…go that optimism. Read more about Damo […]

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Yeah this is winter kids. How good is today – salubrious. Our steady south ground swell continues today. You’d find waves a couple of feet smaller that yesterday, (now 3ft) but its super enticing with warm water (19+) and sunshine. There’s a catch…this idyllic dream ends this afternoon as clouds rock into town…bringing wind & […]

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Dang we’ve had a good run. Everyday it just gets better. Last week was such a good week for surf and light – scored some cracker shots. Then I wake up this morning to find a new south ground swell kicking into the bay. Swell lines banked up to the horizon. Everyone’s asking me where […]

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Friday, August 11, 2006

There is plenty to go around this morning down at Bondi. The south swell that kicked up yesterday is now in decline mode…but it’s still more than surfable in the 3-4 foot range. Couple of peaks in operation with a large crowd braving the morning chill – must be snowing in dem mountains. Early morning […]

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

4 things I like (a lot) about today: I won’t waste words – surf is pumping. 3-4 foot. Clean. Consistent. Good right in the south of Bondi. Good left and right in the middle. Mini tube section off the southern right towards the inside. Bigger tomorrow arvo (like 5 foot) yeoow. It’s offshore. Love those […]

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The late show.¬†What time is it? Would like to say I’ve been surfing all morning – but no such luck here. It’s been a good day of surfing so far…well thats before the SE onshore came in and bashed the quality out of it. This morning we scored early offshores & clean 5 footers at […]

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Those damn southerlies blowing boards off my balcony again. Howling last night. Who would have thought a 5’11" epoxy would survive a 2 storey drop then tumbleweedin’ down the street. Found a couple barbie covers out there amongst the rogue Sulo bins. Last nights strong winds have kicked up some swell today. Bondi had waves […]

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Dark…wet…flat…onshore = zzzzz. After peering through the curtains at 6:30am, it took a whole 1 second to work out that bed was the only really place to be this morning. So not worth it right now… The good news is that this low pressure system is bringing a new south swell for next week. Tomorrow […]

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Crispy chilled morning with small knee to shoulder high waves in the southern corner of main paddock, el Bondi. The odd bump walling up into a something worth riding…the crowd factor was up, so you’d need to be keen. You should expect light west to south west winds in the morning becoming variable. Only a […]

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Flick the car heater on toe digits this morning, ’cause she’s frosty down our way. Swell has swung dead south, skipping most beaches and rockin’ into Bondi, Avalon & Curly (and whatever faces south). No grunt to the chunk – yet surfable at 2-3 foot on two distinct peaks at Bond*age. W – NW offshores […]

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ah. Gotta love that it when the swell comes up a lot more than anticipated. Bondi was attracting 3 foot with 4 foot sets. Shape department: poor as the banks struggle to produce anything of real wackable quality – even on the 6:30am low tide. This new south swell is a bit of a one […]

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