Cheap Tricks

Replica morning to yesterday. Micro waves, hot, plenty of activity on the beach and a little bit of fog as the hot air mixes will the cool. The wave situation is quite dire….1 foot dribbly bits. The swell radar shows little relief for the next 7 days. Head to Hawaii, Victoria or Margies where they’re […]

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Dry Patch

We’re in the middle of a small swell drought. There are waves…really small ones – you’d have to be very keen as the power throttle is way down to a 5.5 second period. That won’t push much, well anyone over 40 kay-gees would struggle. Most of my mates are double that. Some even triple (Damo) […]

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Swim

Last night a stealth 2-footer kicked up on a bank at South Bondi. Impressive…seeing it was dead flat in the morning. This morning was smaller, as the swell is now more ENE at a 7.6 second period (windswell – weak). Perfect morning, no clouds, warmer water (22 degrees) and a clean 1-2 foot rideable wave […]

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Rotto

Today is hosting some of the worst surf conditions I’ve seen in a while. Onshore 1 footers with insistent rain. Can only get better from here…not for a few days though. Sitting in the car park I opted not to shoot any pictures of this ‘Turneresque’ grey landscape – instead here is a little island […]

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Feverish

There was a micro wave hitting a shallow bank at Bondi. Well kinda… 1 footers predominantly broke with chilly water (boardies alone is not sufficient). Waht a steamy night (not talking about with the little lady)…it’s bakin’ again down the beach with massive morning crowds enjoying the fruits of mid-summer. Maximum of 30 degrees today […]

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steamy

I was surprised to see a little wave in close to shore this morning. Sets would have been around 2 foot, breaking left and right. Nice morning to go for a surf as its currently 27 degrees (at 8am)….which is really hot for this time of day. Bondi Beach was packed by 7am … People […]

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flimsy

You know the surf is bad when you see guys walking away from the beach with dry hair. (especially learners on those Chinese $200 mini mals). We’ve got a flimsy NE swell that is just breaking at Maroubra, but not really anywhere else. Bondi was pretty much flat apart from the solo shorey I capture […]

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True North

Sorry about the late report – got distracted. Another magnificent start to the day – clear skies, warm(ish) water, north swell with north winds. Last night we saw a mini-spike in swell…but today it was 1 foot maybe 2 feet..best suited to large surfcraft. Perfect beach weather right now…enjoy it now as a late thunderstorm […]

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summer dribbles

What’s left of this dribbling south swell is breaking around 1-2 foot in the shallows of Bondi. Fat ones broke well out the back fizzling to shore (fools gold), whilst the odd shorey had a mini-section. All in all its not great – yet surfable. The summer’s bake continues as it will hit 27 degrees, […]

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