swim

After yesterday’s leap in swell size from 1 foot to 3 foot I’d thought there would be some decent waves this morning. Unfortunately its disappeared as fast as it appeared. The swell origin is dead south, so Bronte, The Bra etc would be watching it march on by to south facing beaches. Bondi was 2 […]

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Step up

Little bit more bump in the swell today. Say a small man’s foot up on yesterday. The swell charts are calling it a 13 second swell period – wow – it’s probably from all that thumpin’ swell down in Victoria. That all translates to 2 footers, long waits, lacking push and big early morning crowds […]

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Bakin’ pancakes

If a one liner was needed to sum up today it will be ‘bakin’ pancakes’. Oh my, it’s such a nice day outside (23), if only there were waves. Bondi had a wave-starved pack in the corner scrappin’ over sub-1-footers (clean). Meanwhile back on the beach hundreds broke out into their morning rituals…bit of Tai […]

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Lake Bondi

It’s been pretty flat for some time now… sigh…Can’t even remember the last decent wave. Next south swell is Monday. This huge mutha high pressure system sure ain’t going anywhere fast. ‘least the good weather marathon continues and we’re looking at a nice 21 degrees today. Instead of showing you 5 images of Lake Bondi, […]

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Gale

Gale force WNW winds are ripping through Sydney decimating the micro swell. Bondi was 1 foot, and as always, 3 guys out. Nothing happening over the next few days, not unless you’re a windsurfer….howling for dayz. Best go do some work. Taste Orange @ Bondi where the country meets the coast Wineries, producers, artists and […]

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balmy bondi

A bit like Britney Spears, I’m confused when getting dressed in the morning. Dress warm for winter? Shorts? It was filthy warm this morning – 21 degrees at 7am in fact – incredible for winter. Out west they’re going to hit 27 degrees today. There is no confusion about the surf. Half a foot to […]

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Basking in the sun

Tough day to do the schlep into town and then sit in that cubicle… no waves but a mighty fine day out there. Magical 25 degrees, and the wind is going to blow 20 knots of NW. Will be still cold in the shade. Be sure to get some outdoor time at some stage. I […]

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Bondi Shine

Probably the flattest day of the week today. You’ll struggle to get moving on those knee cappers out there. Even with a big chunk of fibreglass..yep…you’d have to be a highly motivated person to go surfing today…swim will wash the cobwebs off and advisable with the great weather. Insane morning light today. At 6:10am strong […]

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Running on empty

Yesterday’s one-hit-wonder-swell has ran out of gas. Bondi is probably the only place breaking this morning as it picks up all the fruits of a small south swell. In saying that, it’s only 1-2 foot, so nothing to get that excited about unless you weigh under 40 kilograms. I’d expect it to be pretty flat […]

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The morning fold

I must have read that swell chart upside down yesterday, as I surely didn’t expect 3-4 foot Bondi this morning. A new dead south swell has arrived and the 6am high tide was trying to pad it up so they didn’t close out – but – yep – they mostly shut down. Once again, it’s […]

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Week Off

Hope you filled your wave quotas last week, as this week the swell forecasts are looking grim. Good weather, but a dying East swell. From today on, the current 2 footers will fade into 0–1 footers so catchup on work. Friday’s weather forecast is going to be 25 degrees though…maybe take that day off. Apart […]

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Mixed bag

We’ve been fed well by this consistent east swell all week. Yep, it’s still here and producing quality waves around the 4 foot mark at exposed beaches. Bondi wasn’t really happening at 2-3 foot and facing the wrong way, but I am sure you’d find something should you go have a good look around. SW […]

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Bravissimo

The winters magic continues today and surf conditions seem better than yesterday. Waves are maintaining 4-5 foot and consistent. Offshore winds are still here, grooming the swell into nice lines. Great setup really, just need to go somewhere with some decent banks. The Bra had a few waves, but I have to say most sets […]

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Chunky closeouts

All this spectacular, chunky, East swell is wasted on us in the east. Nowhere is handling it well. Bondi faces too south and its hitting the beaches in the north end on a wrong angle – shuttin’ down. A brief browse through the neighbouring beaches and I didn’t see anyone get a wave that didn’t […]

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Eastern closeouts

It had to rain eventually. Well it is winter and it hasn’t rained in about a month. Today we have a new swell in town, one from the East. Even though it was quite consistent and packing plenty of punch, it was unsettled and lining up badly. Bondi is pretty much useless on East swells […]

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the low down

Yesterday’s decent waves have subsided. Isn’t it a great day to surf when the City to surf is on – not many can access the area! (or they’re too pissed to surf – how packed were the pubs around here – mad) Today is only 2 foot and swell direction has more East in it. […]

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Mini

The waves weren’t the highlight of the morning. Its small. 1 foot small. Good for the newbies who dominated the peak at South Bondi. The sunrise was spectacular though. Yep another one. Amazing time of year, and amazing winter we’re having. Next week, again, looks to be mostly sunny. More importantly it’s going to be […]

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Double Up

Seeing the swell forecast charts show a lot of zero’s it’s a bonus to get a surf in today. Bondi is squeezing the most out of this micro swell, most waves 1-2 foot and surfable(ish) Me thinks grab a long (or fat) board and go for a paddle, it’s such a nice day out there.(again) […]

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Morning Splash

I don’t have to write about the amazing weather today, as that’s been pretty standard for the past 3 weeks. (Good for the local Bondi businesses after 2 really wet winters). I will write about the good little waves hitting Bondi’s corner though. It didn’t look enticing at sunrise, in fact I’d decided it wasn’t […]

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lazy shutters

There’s actually a fun little wave on this morning even though it was quite messy (2ft, sometimes 3). Winds are NW, so it should be cleaner than it was. The 7:20am high tide wasn’t the best time to paddle out, towards the lower 12:40pm tide it should improve. Still quite gutless. City Surf Run is […]

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DEAD south

After hanging out in the country for a week it’s nice to come back to quiet winter Bondi with only a few out and 3 foot waves. The swell period is roughly 15 seconds, that’s big for oz kids, kinda like what you get in Indonesia. The swell origin is DEAD SOUTH, so beaches not […]

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