What’SUP Tommie Carroll

Sorry about the late update…few technical issues on level 5… Seeing the waves were fairly small today and a mix of NE and SE swells, a trip over to the Northern Beaches to stand up paddle with 2 x world champion Tom Carroll was the best option. Paddling around his home break, Newport, in 1-2 […]

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the now

There’s not much to write about today (surfwise). I’m a little stumped for words. Onshaw, small and grey. If you find yourself paddling out there you’ve got plenty of spare time. Pass the crumpets ol’ boy. Tomorrow – same same but cleaner. Saturday – bigger 3 feet…and some east swell action approaching. Better still, 27 […]

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G RO M S

I like the mornings. Especially this morning when it’s warm in and out of the water. The swell has evaporated overnight but I still found a tiny bump in the middle…plenty out, plenty to dodge. Meet Ethan Davis (1st pic of today’s update). He’s 12 years old and only been surfing for 8 months. A […]

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1 hit wonder

On my way home from the gallery last night I saw sets at Bondi tipping the 4 foot range. At the time I was quite impressed, thinking this morning might have something decent to ride as a predicted wind change was imminent. And SO…rolling down the hill (in a hurry) this morning to catch the […]

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Monday Mush

Howdy. Mighty fine grey, wet, onshore morning out there. In between rain squalls I ducked down to survey the surf conditions – D I R E. Absolutely forget about it. In fact, this week looks pretty average for surfing. You’ll be very productive for the next 5 days at work for sure. Design For Humanity […]

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Freedom Town

Crazy morning, everyone and I mean everyone was out – pros, beginners, groms, knee boarders, body boarders, dudes in helmets, stand ups, swimmers and lame photographers frolicked in the line-up. The first spark of good weather and it’s a free for all…welcome to Freedom Town…go right on lefts, drop in on 10 of your buddies […]

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Brink

Things are changing, the water is a degree warmer, the car parks are full at sunrise and the swell radar has a lot of noughts on it. Good bye rogue winter swells, hello sunshine. Pack the performance boards away and bring out the four-finned, short’n’fat sled. Grovel time. It’s going to get warm tomorrow (25) […]

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W e t

I was up a little later than usual and swam with my camera today. Think I missed a fruity sunrise. Rips at Bondi were on turbo (even though it was small)…especially the bank near the guard tower – wow, need a nap under my desk now! Small 2 footers with infrequent 3 footer sets. Nothing […]

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onslaw

Yesterday’s good waves and sunshine are now a distant memory as a southerly rain storm has rolled into town. 2 guys paddled out at Bondi – Will Ranken and Phil Geurs but they returned to the beach after 1 wave – that says it all, those regulars will surf anything (Man grommets). Do something else […]

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