Illuminate

A lot of people think we just hang out at the beach all day. Not all day…like to…anyway… I’d thought we’d go through a pretty standard day here in Aquabumps. 6am: Roll over and check cloud content above Ben Buckler – it’s pretty dark. Thin cloud with a gap along the horizon – bingo – […]

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The colours of Bondi

The swell has finally swung south and Bondi is squeezing the most of a micro swell. You could catch frosty 2 footers this morning…with just you and 3 mates out along the whole beach… the extra low tide and lack of sand bank formations pushed many waves into closeouts. High tide 2pm, low tide 7:38am. […]

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Conclusion

The remnants of this week-long ENE swell continues to provide entertainment for surfers today. Exposed beaches are enjoying clean 2-3 footers, but Bondi is smaller facing the wrong way – 1-2 footers (great for beginners – no one around). I still haven’t seen many decent waves break – in fact all week the banks haven’t […]

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Supply

There are plenty of decent waves around Sydney this morning. We are currently well stocked with ENE swell…which will be dropping back a tad later today and smaller tomorrow. The sunshine is out and its WNW offshore. That’s really about all you need to know right now…so best not be sitting behind desks reading rambling […]

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Northern Exposure

There is a lot of talk going around how good the waves are…few people getting pretty excited. Well I did a big drive around, and yep, there is plenty of ENE swell hitting and perfect offshores from the West. Hell even the sun is shining….but I didn’t really see anything between Bondi to Maroubra that […]

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Blood Bondi

On Thursday, 12th February 2009 around 7:50pm, 34 year old Glenn Orgias was attacked by a Great White Shark whilst surfing at Bondi Beach. He was paddling back to the line up when he was bitten on his left arm. As he pulled his arm back onto his board – blood poured out into the […]

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Retrospect

This whole week we have a ENE swell. ENE swell direction doesn’t favour Bondi, so you will have to drive to other beaches like Maroubra, Manly, Wedge, Narra etc. Even though waves are 3-4 foot today, I saw nothing really worthy of surfing this morning (drove from Bondi to Maroubra). The Bra was pretty much […]

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Chop Suey

Still no relief from the easterly onshore winds, which are currently blowing 10 knots. Bondi was a junkie 3 foot and I am struggling to come up with anything else to write about – yawn… From today the swell will tweak around to the east and the weekend will have a new ENE swell. The […]

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Nasty

There is plenty of stock in the swell department but wave quality is poor (3-4 footers). Bumpy, lumpy, wonky and onshore. In saying that I just saw 2 guys get decent (Bondi) barrels, and then no one got a wave for 30 mins. Go figure. Perhaps wait for the new NNE swell hitting this weekend. […]

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