White Bikini

I read this great New York Times article that studied the actual physical demands of surfing…interestingly, only 8% of our total time spent out in the water is actually riding waves. 54% paddling and the rest just bobbing up and down like a tea bag. Well… looking at the conditions today, I’d dispute that study […]

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Lake Bondeye

By now… after seeing an image of a building in the top spot today, you’ve realised there is no surf today. Welcome to Lake Bondi. This whole week has been pretty average for surfers. Thankfully the weather remains perfect. (max 22) Surf on Sunday – looks good…that’s if you’re not hanging out with Dad. R […]

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Good times

If you find any swell, let me know. Rarely do I say this, but Bondi was unsurfable today. Pretty much flat with a shorey slappin’ on the beach. To make up for the loss of swell the sunrise was good. Nice clear skies, no fog or early cloud smothering the sun. Can you feel it? […]

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Morning DeBrief

Outstanding morning. Plenty up early doing their morning rituals down the beach. There’s a little wave on down at Bondi. Got some strange banks at the moment that require a specific tide. Most waves feather out the back, fizzle out in the middle, before a slap on the beach. Just position yourself somewhere in the […]

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the lost swells

The weather has been real nice but how about some swell? Today’s the same as the past week, waistline chuggers best suited to surf craft over 9 foot. I have to ‘fess up, my pics make it look much better than it actually was down there. Best day this week to surf – Thursday. Have […]

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Mini

It’s still microscopically small and dead calm. The sun was out and warm, but the wind was icy and offshore. The crowds were non-existent and there’s a shallow, good bank in the south. Just nothing to break on it. Calm conditions will dominate over the weekend – but it will be cold. Don’t forget its […]

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Memo

Didn’t you get the memo? Today’s a beach day…100%. As I write this I see it has hit 28 degrees. Ok, there is a possibility of a thunderstorm later, but right now, oh boy, it’s a perfect day to get your towel out and go for an invigorating swim. The water is still cold. Surf […]

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Twenty-5

What a day aye? Sunny and 25. Just perfect. Little left chuggin’ into Bondi. Good for the big mals. Waist to sometimes shoulder high. Friday should have a little wave. Other than that – it’s going to be small for some time now…which normally comes hand in hand with good weather as a high pressure […]

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Lighthouse

The swell has backed right off but the Australian Surfing Festival is still running today up at Port Macquarie’s Lighthouse beach (Watonga Rocks). The short boards are now out there and they’re making the most of the trying conditions. Not many beaches along the East Coast would have a wave at all today. Lucky the […]

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