i B U M P S

Little bump in the bay this morning. Nothing special. Thick overcast early which has now burnt off. Every 15 minutes there was a (freaky) head high set rolling into the rip bowl in the middle, but I could have been lucky with my timing. Mostly waves 1-2 foot dribblers. ENE swell, NW winds and it’s […]

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nor-east

The swell has gone nor-east and period dropped. Bondi still has some fun little ones (2 footers), just need to drop anchor whilst waiting in between sets (rips are horrendous – still). Clean’n’offshore right now, brief moment of sunrise glory at 7am before returning to greydom. Max 19 degrees on land, will rain, yes, oh […]

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dark o

Quite a tricky morning to capture a decent image down at Bondi. The rain was coming and going, it was also so dark that you could barely get a decent shutter speed and most people were glued to bed. We’ve still got a dead south swell and north wind (which Bondi loves) but that’s about […]

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Bondi Rapids

I am not sure if I’m reading the right swell charts but they’re claiming a spike in swell period from 8 to 20 seconds during today. Don’t see that every day. 20 seconds is what you normally find in Indonesia with well-groomed ground swells, not here in Sydney. The wave heights are lacking size which […]

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Rip paddles

It’s wasn’t bad at all this morning considering the forecast was for 1-2 foot dribblers and rain. 2 distinct peaks had 2-3 footers with the rip from hell running. Swimming with a camera wasn’t the easiest thing. Pockets of sunshine and a warm(ish) morning – nice! Offshore winds now, onshore SE later. Max 18, Min […]

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Morning Sickness

Don’t believe the hype…the predicted south swell has dropped rather than spiking up. Some sort of morning-junk-wobble-extravaganza going down – which made it look very ordinary at sunrise. It got a little better towards 9am, but only half as good as I thought it’d be. 3 footers, SW winds, moments of sunshine. Weekend outlook: SE […]

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Blood

It’s not too often I can say this, but it looks quite tasty out there right now. We’ve got a spike in swell producing waves around 3-4 foot at Bondi. Ok, so there’s still some leftover junk from recent winds, but it looks beltable with some meaty sections. I’d say an early paddle would be […]

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Curvy

Boom! Wow, how’s the thunderstorms last night? Thought Moses was waving that staff around at Mark’s Park. Boom! Another cold winters morning, the kind that hurts when putting on the rubber. The surf conditions were quite poor this morning – so I’m not really sure why I went out for a swim with my camera. […]

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S h i f t y*

In came the new dead south swell but so did it’s buddy the wind. Waves pushed up into the 3 foot range but 20 knots of cross shore will definitely put some randomness out there. The gale is said to calm down as the day progresses, one can only hope that means an improvement in […]

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