Tuesday, July 31, 2007

To do…I would put a big fat "go surfing" on my to-do-list today. All that other stuff, like pick up dry cleaning and get new chrome spinning rims for the Gemini just fade into insignificance when there is 4-6 foot, sun kissed, well groomed chunks breaking at your local south facing beach. This swell has […]

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Monday, July 30, 2007

sneak.A sneaky little south swell entertained us yesterday after a ‘flat as’ Saturday. It’s no secret as a pack of fifty blokes squeezed into a 20 sqm take off zone on a southern bank in Bondi. Today the swell continued to grow, breaking around 3 foot but a little on the messy side. Not many […]

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Friday, July 27, 2007

L-plates.Beginner’s day today. Its 1-2 foot and very inconsistent best suiting newbies. Every wave seems to be a team wave. Super clean with very light offshore NW winds early, that may get up to 18 knots later today. It’s a pearla of a morning – fantastic sunrise. The weekend looks pretty similar, very small to […]

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

patienceYou’d need to be patient this morning. Rock up at the beach at the wrong time and you’d call it flat, then happily going to work. Sit on the Bondi hill for 30 mins and you might see a 2 foot set breaking super clean in the corner. It’s not great, but you could at […]

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

byron 153° 39´ eastToday’s Aquabumps is broadcast from beautiful Byron Bay, some 800 kilometres north of Sydney. Byron is Australia’s most easterly point – sticking way out there collecting all the swell from the Pacific. After 3 days of persistent onshore southerlies making a mess of things, today the sun is shining (and 21 degrees) […]

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Friday, July 20, 2007

drivebyThe fact that I drove around for 1.5 hrs looking for something that resembles a wave tells you that it’s not such a good morning for surfing. This SSW wind just won’t let up. It’s big, like around 6-8 foot, but more like a washing machine than anything you’d want to ride. So rest up […]

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

contrastFlat one day – 6 foot the next. Gotta love how things can change so fast around here. The predicted southerly swells arrived into Sydney after grinding along Victoria. It was really junkie for a perfect offshore wind. This new swell needs a bit of time to settle – but its solid and very consistent […]

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

it’s coming… Yeah yeah I know…late slack report. But it’s not like I’ve been surfing – it’s flat! The swell has dissipated and we’re just left with a chilly morning + perfectly clear skies (min6, Max13). Good news is that a new swell is due tomorrow, and I’d expect it be large by Thursday sundown […]

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

3point-freakin7Leaving a toastie heated car for a wet wettie and frosty dash across the sand was hard work this morning. Serious motivation required. The Icebergs thermometer said 13 degrees at 7:20am, I knew that was wrong. Fact – coldest July morning in 21 years. Yeah that’s right. 3point-freakin7 degrees to be exact. 3 hours later […]

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