Chaos

There were a few small waves in between the huge early morning crowds. It was seriously busy for the poor quality of surf. Chaos. The 8:30am high tide was putting a load of pork into the bump this morning…fat as. No wind early, NE later. I just checked it at 10am and there were some […]

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Summer

Well you know summer has arrived in Bondi when 5 pissed guys asked me for a light at 6am (who look like they’d been up all weekend, wired, and just wobbled out of the Bondi hotel). Or maybe it’s the fact that the beach is coated in litter, a two seater lounge has been left […]

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Glare

It seems we’ve made the switch from a chilly winter in summer overnight. Not only is the sunshine saturating the mornings now, but also the powerful winters swells have dissipated. Today it’s so flat it looks like a lake. Lake Bondi. Any smaller and we’d be gettin’ into negative values. People out? Of course, its […]

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soaked

I am a big fan of this weather. Doesn’t get much better. Even though it’s only toppin’ 20 degrees, today is soaked with sunshine, there is hardly any wind and Bondi had a beginner’s peak in the southern corner (scrappy 1-2 foot). There seems to be a decent chunk of sand under that peak so […]

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Fizzer

Yesterday’s talked up storm was a fizzer. Those gale warnings downgraded. There was enough wind last night to stir up some local wind swell for the early risers down at Bondi. 2-maybe close to 3 foot. Short rides seeing this locally generated swell is lacking grunt. The odd wave was worth pursuing. Winds: W/SW about […]

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Unique

Each morning is very unique down at Bondi. I guess that’s what makes it interesting in the 10 years that I’ve been shooting these sunrise photographs. I mean, the first thing I saw at 6:30am was a 60 foot luxury motor yacht going hell for leather across the bay. I thought to myself that can’t […]

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change

After spending a week with 20 friends on a secluded 1 acre island, returning to 31 degrees and a crowd of 30,000 on Bondi was quite a bit to get your head around. What happened? This hot weather is nuts – and 30 degrees again today followed by a wintery 20 tomorrow. So make the […]

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fijian arrival

After two days of a stir crazy flat spell here in Fiji the predicted swell arrived. (no wind either) The boats were full at 6:30am heading out to the distant reefs in the middle of the Pacific. 3 foot with the odd 4 foot bomb provided satisfaction to this frothin’ group of man grommets. Now […]

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underwater antics

The waves have subsided and the winds are howling – the kite surfers are celebrating. The waves here in Fiji are only 1-2 foot on the nearby right, and sloppy 4 foot at a piece of reef in the middle of nowhere (Despos)…so the 22 people on this island had to think creatively how to […]

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