Friday, August 31, 2007

usual suspectsThere’s a group of guys that surf Bondi every morning, religiously. I take my hat off to them. Whether is pouring with rain, horrendously onshore, or sub artic conditions – they’re there wettie’n up. Well, you know when it’s mega flat – ’cause the usual subjects are having a day off. It’s that flat […]

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

clearWhat started out to be a very overcast morning has cleared up to perfection. Surprisingly a small weak 2-3 foot wave was in the southern end of Bondi at sunrise. At lunchtime it had dissipated in half a foot dribbles. But the sun is flooding in and it’s a superb beach day as we cook […]

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

spent.In stark contrast to yesterday’s day of pumping 4 foot NE swells, we’re left with onshore junk at 1-2 foot this morning. It’s all over. Barely surfable with an early wind. Still warm weather (24) as that massive high hovers above us. How good was yesterday. 27 degrees! It’s only been that hot this time […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

blood moonDayz like theze just make you just make you want to throw in the day job and spend the whole day down the beach. It’s perfectly sunny. Warm too. Fat 27 degrees. Oh and there’s waves. No lie. A consistent east swell is tickling our coastline with 3 footers. To top if off, there’s […]

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Monday, August 27, 2007

twenty-fiver Yesterday’s decent east swell has dissipated over night leaving 1-2ish footers down at Bondi this morning. A more east exposed beach may have an extra foot slapped on that, but is small and clean – seriously lacking power – suggest Mal riders or beginners only. The good news is that we’re spoilt with a […]

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Friday, August 24, 2007

cleanMuch cleaner waves today, but still lacking punch as the south end dribbles at 3 foot. Wave period is quite short, 6 seconds, meaning wind waves. It’s offshore though…I got a couple of snaps before the rain chased me out. sundeeWaves will improve on the weekend with an ENE swell coming. Saturday afternoon should get […]

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

same.same.Well… it’s about the best surf day of the week so far… and it really ain’t that great. One of the worst weeks for surfing we’ve had in such a long time. The junkie 3 footers were hindered by an onshore easterly breeze (10 knots). A few guys were out trying to reach their minimum […]

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

archival goldI’m gonna run out of archive glory should this onshore smashup persist. Bondi was a skanky… The 25 knots of sou-easterly butchery continues, but the swell looks to be growing in size (hard to tell really, it’s a blur of whitecaps). So um, not much else to write about really. Still onshore for a […]

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

bondi junkiesWaves have gone from messy to shabby onshore junk. It’s barely surfable – so just fuggedaboutit. At least there is some sunshine. Talking of junkies, let’s talk about the Astra Hotel, a heritage listed building in Bondi…yeah that big mustard coloured, 6 storey slab of concrete above Motion and Bondi Tratt. It’s been around […]

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