Dancing with freighters

After the great waves of yesterday the swell charts had hinted an even bigger, better day today…but it didn’t really eventuate. The swell maintained size in the 4-5 foot bracket at Bondi but the winds swung around to the SSW creating some junk in the bump. Bondi wasn’t really handling the large conditions well and […]

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pumping

Excuse the late arvo interruption. Just got off the plane from Byron…as we circled the airport you could see all the beaches firing. All of them from Cronulla to Northern beaches. WOW. Ok, back to work now – if that’s possible at all ::uge

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Cavvanbah

So they’re calling Anzac day the best day of surfing in Sydney for 2009.Everywhere seemed to be firing and now you’re probably wondering where my shots are? Well…um…er…I ended up in Byron Bay…the only area of NSW that was an onshore mess that day…the first bad day in Byron for 6 weeks (locals up here […]

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Burgerworld

Swell has gone east and the winds are offshore (perfect). The sun is puttin’ out some bake and the 7:20am high tide is making fat burgers of any decent waves. You need to wait for low tide kids, there is way too much water wobbling around at sea. Low tide shall be at 1:20pm, so […]

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Boomers

That wind has backed off overnight and today is the 1st surfable day of this week. 4-5 footers broke out the back of Bondi. Whilst most were just a takeoff adrenalin rush, and nothing more…it worth paddling out for sure. The sun has just immersed from morning cloud and the water is still warm (21 […]

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Settle

Plenty of swell still around. The ocean has settled a little from yesterday’s wind-blown agitation – but not settled enough… Still bumpy and lumpy out there. North Bondi had some 1-2 footers…mid Bondi 3 footers and south end 4-5 footers. Winds are 8-13 knots of South Easterly. Tomorrow the winds should swing more around to […]

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Patience

Let this storm blow over and then there should be some decent waves. At this stage, Thursday/Friday will be when the wind changes. Until then, 20 knots of gale is making a total mess of the surf. No one out surfing…few morning joggers running into the breeze, scores of seagulls hovering and cooler winter temperatures. […]

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Howl

Back in Sydney and there is plenty of swell around – but how about that howling wind rippin’ it to shreds. Bondi didn’t have a soul out (yeah – it was THAT bad). South Manly would be my pick today (out of this onshore southerly). Wait until mid week when the wind dies…until then – […]

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Warung Bumps

The mid week peak in swell is rapidly decreasing up here in Bali. You’ll still find waves at big name breaks like Uluwatu which was packed today. Waves broke around 3-4 foot on the incoming tide. Low tide can be pretty shifty at Ulus…and I’ve got holes in my feet to prove it. Don’t think […]

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