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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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Speedie report:: Today is the last day in this island paradise and then Aquabumps returns to good old Bondi. Yeah there’s waves around up here. Good ones. Not big. Just good. But you probably don’t want to hear about that (seeing its overcast, onshore and mushy 3 foot back in Sydney)…just check out the pics […]

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The swell machine has temporarily slowed up here in Bali. Not much around… time to do other things, dvd shopping, eat too much, get your hair braided (not), get some new tough stickers, massages, oh yeah and more massages, sit on a corner in Kuta yelling out ‘transport’ or just kick the tin can down […]

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

This Indonesian wave magnet continues to pump. Not a big swell, 4-5 foot at most exposed reefs. Tomorrow is a different story with a bigger swell predicted…so the locals say…Chinese whispers on the peninsula aren’t the best source of swell info…local Warungs (huts) always say tomorrow will be ‘going off’ in order to lure you […]

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Ahh good old Bali… This Indonesian pearl has been putting on a few waves over the weekend – mostly around the 4 – 5 foot range. The Bukit, packed with breaks has been offshore all day – does it get any better than this? Some of the sunsets have been just ridiculous…the colours so vibrant […]

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Bintang. The Indonesian word for Star & name of their national beer. Have you ever wondered why Indonesia has such a good tasting beer seeing the locals don’t really drink it? These little smiling guys don’t scull a 6 pack on the way to bathroom like Big Tom at the Beach Road. Just not in […]

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

In an attempt to avoid all of Sydney’s winter, Aquabumps will be coming from the Indonesian island pearl, Bali for the next week. It’s pretty quiet up here…October is bit of a black month from the bombings in the past. The local people continue to wear a smile from ear to ear Up here the […]

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Check that date above. Yep an early one. Can get back on the chair now. The south swell that’s been around lately has faded giving way to a new, weaker, shorter interval NE wind swell. South facing Bondi was barely breaking as the wind chop on steroids rocks right past the bay. So its not […]

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hi. Few waves around this morning. Hell cross shore howling from the north, but it’s cleaned up from yesterday’s mank. Sets broke around head high + and only a few guys out under thick blanket clouds. The early morning 5:15am high tide wasn’t doing it any favors, so best wait a while towards the 11am […]

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Today’s surf is pretty lame. We’ve had a good run with heaps of swell last week…now the SE winds are butchering the 3 footers that are on offer. You can still catch a few decent ones in the middle – but you’d wanna be keen. Slater. the Freak. Let’s talk about Kelly Slater winning his […]

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Some things are best straight…like the photos hanging in my gallery, or driving in a straight line on the freeway, or straight tequila, or Benny Bullbar, or how about a line up on a crowded pub pee wall…but straight ain’t good for waves. A real kill joy. Straight is the best word to describe ‘bOndi’ […]

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

The swell machine has slipped a couple gears and is producing waves around waist to head height. Bondi is bank-less, and most waves are pretty much straighthanders. Awesome early morning conditions with cookin’ sunshine and a light north westerly. Hive of activity on the shores…thousands of people exercising or just flaking out… Outlook for today […]

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I generally get bit too excited about things to the point where it’s annoying. No not A.D.D (I think). Was a psycho frotha from whippersnipperhood. I’m exceptionally excited about today. No, Bondi ain’t smokin’, but so many other places would be for these reasons: a)¬† The current south swell hasn’t done the phantom (did I […]

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A lot bigger and better than I thought it was going to be. The swell has come up from the south and the winds backed off creating some fun waves down at Bondi this morning. Pity most of the larger sets were shutting down (std). Choose an inside reform for something more rideable. (3-4 foot) […]

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Yesterday was your classic summer’s beach day. Baking hot sun. 2-3 foot sets. Offshore. Joy. Then bang, around 2pm a violent south change terrorises Sydney with 45 knot winds causing a mass exodus of the beaches as umbrellas, sulo bins & towels blow down the street. The gale continues this morning with 25 knots of […]

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Last report from West Oz today…all in all this joint has a lot to offer…here are ten good things about WA. 1) The weather. It’s just ridiculously good. 2) No traffic, you’ve got no one to honk your horn at 3) when the surf pumps, it really pumps…raw solid powerful stuff – especially down south. […]

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Still lingering down the south coast of Western Australia the swell is still up (3m). Over east the NW wind is your best buddy creating clean offshores… but over this side of the big island, the NWester is your nemesis…and you just can’t get away from it. All breaks down here in the Margaret River […]

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

When the wind blows in West Oz it’s time to batten down the hatches. We’ve had a couple of days of howling WSWesterly that keeps you hugging those north points for protection. Damn board blew clean out of my hands before hitting the water yesterday. One day you’d might wake up to find your SULO […]

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

This week’s Aquabumps is being broadcast from the sunny west coast of Australia where everything seems to be BIG. Big state, big houses, big boats, big AFL wins, big mines, big skyscrapers, big winds, big roads and not to mention a big 4 metre swell pumping into town… Take a 15 minute bone rattling ride […]

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