Big take off out the back, rode it to the beach

Big Bondi

Today is quite boring compared to yesterday. 3-4 foot closeouts down at Bondi on the low tide – I sat there for 1 hr and barely got a decent shot of anyone….but let’s talk about yesterday – how spectacular was that! You could see it was going to be a solid day from the morning – but man, I reckon I saw 10 foot + bomb sets smother the bay around 2-3 pm. Had no idea it was going to get that big. All thanks to the low hanging off Tassie…which generated such a salubrious ground swell. At high tide the waves even lapping up against the concrete boardwalk – not often you see that.

Bondi can’t handle swell that big – full stop. Handful of guys were surfing Ben Buckler, providing entertainment for crowds on the rocks. We often talk about getting a wave out the back of BB, and then connecting all the way to the beach – well – yesterday was the day…I saw plenty of dudes on Rhino chasers gettin’ 200m+ rides to the beach from out the back.

Enough froth…This swell will dissipate as fast as it arrived. I’d expect 2 footers down at Bondi by night fall…and then back to summery 1-2 foot range for a while.

It’s going to be 39 degrees on sat – ouch.

Obviously these shots are from yesterday not today – as today was lame :: uge

PS – my ebay cheap board auctions end this afternoon. Bid now, or forever hold your peace.

Monster closeouts keeping the beachgoers on the sand

Speed wobbles

The boys at the nth Bondi fishin' club in awe

Big sets loom out the back

6 thoughts on “Big Bondi

  1. Great shots!

    Nr.15261 & Nr.15259 have that pipeline vibe going!

    Keep em coming!

    Greetz from the minus 15 degrees swiss alps

  2. whoa…. go hard bondi.

    uge- just noticed a couple of your shots and a mention on the ‘cool hunter’ website ‘’ – awesome.

  3. uge, you should have taken the chopper out n taken some aerial footage – just imagine…
    apparently the box was barreling 8-10ft

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