the bird flies north

It’s quite disturbing sitting on a patch of grass at South Bondi, watching 3-4 foot sets close out straight along the whole beach. What a waste. All this swell and nothing doin’…If only we had a reef or a decent bank that could hold waves over 2 foot. The long period ground swell has arrived […]

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Chug

Small little wave chuggin’ in the corner at Bondi this morning (1 small foot, maybe 2). Looked inconsistent, uncrowded and weak. Interesting day though, the wave period pushes up to 17 seconds later today – but wave heights remain small. Might see a small spike in swell later, but I’d assume long waits between waves. […]

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La Plage

Grey start to the day, which seems to be lifting – slowly. Small little 2 footer down the hill at Bondeye. It’s clean and crowded. At this stage it’s only a weak lil’ swell, coming from the south and accompanied by NW/NE winds. It’s surfable and good for a play…but nothing serious. (hint: ride a […]

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drizzzzzle

Struggling to get a decent shot from the car this morning amongst the drizzle. You know the surf is bad where there are 2 shots of Justin’s dog making it onto Aquabumps. 2-3 foot onshore sloppage. 5 guys out at Bondi (yep, Will and Bruce were out there frothin’)…not really getting much. Stay in bed. […]

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Feral

It’s pretty feral outside. 30 knots of onshore southerly is ripping through, bringing rain and chaos. Forget the beach today in Sydney…it’s shambles. Good day to be inside and pumping out the work, or better still, great day to be back in Fiji. Here are some images from our recent Fijian sojourn. Keep dry :: […]

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Fridee rambles

Not really spinnin’ my wheels out there this morning. 0.5ft – 1 footers and crowded. Recipe for disaster. Wear a stack hat. Glorious weather though, 28 degrees today and summery NE winds all day – well, before a late South change which will ruin this pretty picture providing rain all weekend. Yep. Rain all weekend. […]

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foamballs

Bondi is a funny place. Regardless of surf conditions, get a few clouds above and you’ll have a deserted peak, crank the sunshine and 500 guys are paddling for the same wave. There are waves this morning – mostly between 1.8 foot and 2.3 foot…it’s messy due to last night’s onshore blow…but it’s orrrkay….especially when […]

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Loaded

The inconsistent 3 footers of yesterday have dropped a few gears whilst the crowds are back up. Small 1-2 footers in the corner, still fun, when you get one – but that ain’t easy, especially getting one on your own. It’s dropping fast and the afternoon nor-easterly will kick in soon – 20 knots. High […]

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Spike

Those swell charts were right. Spike in swell as the wave period hits a whoppin’ 18 seconds – pity its only @ 2-3 foot. A solo bank in the south end put one some fun waves – albeit inconsistent due to such a long period. Crowds were large and hungry this morning. Keep your wits […]

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