Psycho

It’s going to be an interesting day weatherwise… Started off cool and overcast, currently 28 degrees. Then later today it will cook to 36 degrees. Thirty sixer. Tonight a south change will rip through dropping the temps back to 22 for tomorrow. All over the place. Psycho weather. Good for a swim after work though. […]

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shorey glory

There was a tiny wave in the southern corner of Bondi this morning. It was breaking close to the beach and the rides were very weak and short. If you were patient enough you might have one break near your chest, but I wouldn’t think that was too often. A blanket of thick clouds cover […]

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submerge

Today is not a surf day full stop. Onshore mush, grey and rainy with no swell. Sunday afternoon and Monday are looking like the next promising days. Until then perhaps watch the stock market spasms, de-wax boards ready for warmer water or watch the new taylor steele surf flick (stranger than fiction) Today’s shots are […]

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mini

Mighty fine morning down the beach today. Spectacular cloud formations as we heat up to a perfect 28 degrees. The firing swell from Friday to Sunday has evaporated and a tiny NE wind swell is evident at our beaches. Bondi was close to flat, best head down to The Bra or go for a swim […]

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waves

Well that’s something we haven’t seen in a while – waves. Good ones. Bondi was a playful 3-4 foot this morning and the rain has even stopped. Good time to go for a paddle seeing it’s blowing offshore and the crowds are low. In fact all weekend should be pretty decent so I would head […]

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Clearing

After two days of persistent rain, it’s stopped. Alleluia. The onshore winds have also backed off and the ocean is starting to clean itself up. Bondi was still a very messy 4-5 foot, 3 guys out. I would say wait a day or so, and it should improve (but be smaller). Cold day again today, […]

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Dreaming

It’s been a while since the surf has been pumping. This time of year just doesn’t seem to crank. Today’s surf check was disappointing but predictable – hell onshore, super mushy, pouring rain – the sort of rain that is horizontal and no one around. Its winter. The swell did kick up…to 3-4 foot…but the […]

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ART

The sloppy foam balls got bigger overnight, from 1 foot to 2 foot. You’d have to be pretty keen to get out there on such an ugly morning. A wintery day with onshore SE winds, grey skies and a maximum temperature of 18. Expect some rain and a increase in swell tonight. Tomorrow should be […]

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Yesterday

Yesterday was a much better day than today. At least there were a few waves, the sun was shining and the perfect offshores created the ultimate beach weather. A south change rocked in last night bringing clouds, onshore winds and turning the waves into mush. 1ft dribbly mush. Yesterday was a big day down at […]

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Stealth

Oh my, what a day. Escape the financial mess…hit the beach. Who needs shares anyway. At sunrise there was only one guy out at Bondi, local shaper and all-round nice guy Andrew Harris (AH Surfboards). Everyone had slept in as a stealth little bump broke in the corner defying the swell charts. AH picked off […]

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Scraps

There is a little bump pushing into the corner of south Bondeye. Heard it’s the only wave in the eastern suburbs today. Its small, 2 foot max and lacking substantial push, nevertheless its rideable and a nice morning to be paddling around in the sunshine. There are no decent swells due for at least 7 […]

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Mess

Messy ocean with 15 – 20 knots of SE which should be easing into the afternoon. The waves are weak chunks of wind-chop, semi-surfable at 2-3 foot with a small crew out optimistically searching for a decent push. Bit of a disappointment really, thought it would be better and less wind. The rest of the […]

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chop hop

Bit of a non-event down the beach this morning (wave-wise). 1 foot chop broke close to shore, yep, there were still a few people out scrappin’ for the-chop-of the-day. Interesting cloud formations at sunrise before a thick blanket of south change brought rain, wind and cooler temperatures. South winds will howl 20/30 knots later today […]

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Frequency

This time of year the northerly winds start to kick up, the water gets that bone rattling icy current and the decent swells become infrequent. After the joy of last week we’ve got very little to talk about today. Predominantly flat morning with weird 2 foot sets every 15 minutes. Paddle-boarders dominated the line up […]

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Optimal

Good waves this morning, and everyone seems to know it. I think Bondi is the only beach breaking in the east attracting a large early morning crowd. The swell is dead south at 9.6 seconds with NNW winds. Text book optimal Bondi conditions. Unfortunately this swell will continue to decline throughout the day from 3 […]

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Waterlogged

Some good waves out at Bondi earlier today. Crowded 3-4 foot. Not much wall though…take off out the back, dodge 40 surfers, then dodge a couple more, race…get all excited about a nice whack, then unfortunately it has faded into a burger. Some of the smaller ones were worth looking into to. This swell will […]

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Pulse

A pulse of long period, southerly swell entertained the masses this morning. The left was working consistently, the right fattening out. Looked quite good really… and I’d say the next few days should be decent. Swell will pick up this afternoon as the period hits 15 seconds overnight. 15 seconds is Indo style…so it’s a […]

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fresh

After that violent south change last night we’ve got some fun ones this morning. Bondi had 3 footers, but a bit wobbly since its a brand new swell, but it should settle. The massive crowds of last week have disappeared as the weather is much cooler. The regulars out enjoying the consistent peaks in the […]

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Melt

Gonna be a stinkin’ hot day – fat and salubrious thirty-five. Doesn’t get any better than this. Sensational morning down the beach, don’t be fooled by this hot weather- the water is still a chilly 16 degrees. Tomorrow is much cooler day (25) after a dramatic south change later – soak it up, wag work. […]

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vivid

Sun drenched morning with a the odd 3 footer at South Bondi. At 5am the crowds were already onto it and a small bank in the corner provided a few fun ones. Water seems very cold, like 15, but the land today is going to be a crackin’ 30 degrees. By midday today the waves […]

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Combo

The combination of… a) A recent 2 week flat spell b) Plenty of early morning light c) Sunny and warmer water d) Small 2-3 footers (no clean up sets) …brings anarchy to Bondi. Massive early morning crowds. Boards flying everywhere. 4 surfers per wave. Flared tempers and a whole lot of paddling in circles. We […]

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