Whale

Waves are pretty good this morning. Damn cold morning though, so the run across the sand to the water’s edge was torturous. South Bondi had 3-4 footers – some of which were quite hollow. But its fickle with a super strong rip. (beware beginners – you’ll end up in Africa) Looks like a perfect all-day-offshore…so […]

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Tubular Bondi

Clouds have parted, sunshine is back, winds are offshore and the swell is still in town. Bondi is attracting the grunt from this SSE swell and sets broke around 6 foot this morning. Angry rip in the south is making the left bowl just nicely – the regulars enjoying the odd tube (rare for Bondage). […]

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Take II

Damn ugly down the beach this morning. Howling southerlies, bucketing rain and not a sole on the beach. Very limited options for surfing today – I’d suggest a little sojourn to protected Manly – but a hot mug of frothy cofffee sounds much more inviting at this point. Its a chilly top of 14 degrees […]

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The new look

Notice anything new today? Well after years of flogging the old website here is the new look Aquabumps 2008. The old site just didn’t cut it anymore, considering it was knocked up on a weekend and was invented before blogging was even around…it served thousands of people well. We tried to maintain the simplicity of […]

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Bali Heat

Rain is bucketing down this morning… We’ve had swell all week – but unless you’re really committed to heading out of town it’s been quite disappointing. Bondi was surfable this morning 3-4 foot, semi clean, seriously wobbly and only 2 guys out at 7am. The charts are saying offshore (SW) tomorrow and Sunday. Should the […]

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Rogue

Yesterday’s booming swell has slipped a couple of gears and the onshore nemesis has made a mess of things. Bondi was a rogue 4-5 foot with no one out. Pouring rain earlier today made it hard to get shots, so here is some pics from yesterday’s big swell session. Tomorrow is still big (SSW winds […]

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Chunky

This big chunky swell is kinda wasted on us in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Nowhere is really working despite being consistently large. Bondi was 8 foot this morning and messy…I saw a couple of waves that looked very large and could have done with a wider lens to capture the action. Only 1 guy […]

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Its Arrived

From flat to 6 foot in 24hrs. The anticipated swell arrived and is streaming into Sydney’s beaches will plenty of force. With swell lines stacked to the horizon, its a pretty picture down the beaches – but – it just doesn’t seem to be breaking anywhere decent from Bondi to Maroubra. Bondi was 6 foot […]

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on its way

It is hard work coming up with 5 photographs and some (semi)interesting editorial when it’s pretty much dead flat today down at Bondi. We’re talking anything above your knee caps in a bonus. The W-NW winds are howling (20-30 knots) and are freezing. The good news is that a dramatic swell increase is due later […]

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