Summer Supreme

These past few months the weather in Sydney has been immaculate. Day after day of glorious sunshine. A good year to build a house aye? Today was quite sumpin’ down there a 6:30am. Truckloads of people, massive packs of surfers and everyone enjoying the good weather. The waves are small, waist high – but every […]

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Early

I like taking pictures. I reckon you’d gathered that by now. Taking pictures gets me up early, before most…and drags me down the beach. Some mornings are better than others down there. Today was one of the better ones. I swam before sunrise with the camera in tow. It’s like dragging a bowling ball around […]

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Rippy Banks

Hiya. Got kinda big yesterday and has now calmed down. I like what I saw down there this morning. Smooth conditions, head high waves on rippy banks. Oh, it’s Monday crowds too – nice and lite. The best! This week the swell will retreat leaving waist high waves on Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday it will […]

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Early Blow

It was windy early today. The cooling southerly arrived overnight. It’s around 20 knots which means you’ll need to seek protected corners. I went to the South Bra corner, which was ok. Blake was out there tearing it to shreds, but not many good ones came through. Limited options today, Manly could be good with […]

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Scorcher

Hola! If you were one of the lucky ones that got up early and made it down the beach this morning you’d be happy. There were two distinctive peaks breaking…both with a waist to shoulder high wave. The heat was on early and it is going to hit 33 degrees today. No typo. 33. SMH […]

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Onshore Galore

Today is officially unsurfable. 20 knots of southerly is making a mess, everywhere. It’s only 20 degrees and reminiscent of winter dayz. The wind is going to back off by 50%…so maybe a late evening session perhaps? Nice weather coming folks. 31 degrees forecasted for Thursday. Write that down. Charlotte Connell lives right near me […]

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Arty Bumps

Well it started out quite nice this morning but since has turned ugly… The winds are howling, the clouds are grey and it’s raining infrequently. The temperatures have plummeted and in summary it’s a great day to do some work. Plenty of chop out there…wait until it settles. Swell being stirred up as we speak. […]

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Fryday

Just too good down there this morning. The light, the warmth and them little shoulder high waves at Maroubra. Hard to drag yourself away from it… 29 degrees now. The best. Tomorrow looks amazing – hit the beach or come to the Aquabumps Gallery. With crazy rides and giant slides, homemade cakes and homegrown preserves, […]

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Tiger Stripes

The surf wasn’t that impressive this morning. There’s been a swell increase but it’s junkie as hell. The skies are filled with dark stripey clouds – which should break this afternoon. Max 22 only today. Northerlies will blow all afternoon – that should clean up the waves and hopefully create some options. Busy time of […]

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Dawn Dip

There was a little right hand wave in the middle of Bondi. Packed and a little dangerous but fun. The bank looks good. Was a pleasure going for a dawn dip…water is clear and decent temp (rubber still required). Southerly is gonna blow 20 knots this arvo whipping up a bit of swell for the […]

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Bondi trimmings

HOLA! Can you believe it is going to be 32 degrees today? How about them apples. The northerlies are gonna blow too, 20 knots, so the water temperature will drop and the waves will dribble. This morning I rolled down the beach and the car park was full by 6:00am. Every man and his log […]

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Staple diet

Wow, what a morning… I hope you got up early for it. Today’s 8 images taken at sunrise depict a staple diet for us …a shot of the Icebergs (std), couple good surfing shots with waves overhead high (tick), a sunrise shot over Benny Buckler (No.356,767), a surfing lifestyle shot with Andrej paddling out in […]

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Extremes

Today is an interesting one. All media channels are reporting the storm from hell…it’s coming… But at 6:30am I witnessed beautifully groomed head high sets at Maroubra baked in morning light. At 7:00am the westerly winds blew dark, sinister storm clouds over my head. It rained. It rained some more. Then they disappeared and as […]

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Drive By

When I got up this morning it was raining. Not enough to give the car a good wash, just enough to keep my morning shoot confined to my vehicle. So all of these images were taken from my front seat, lens propped up against the window. With regards to the surf, these are the dayz. […]

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Summer solstice

Good morning… The sun now rises out to sea instead of hiding behind our most photographed Ben Buckler headland. This creates a nice clean angle for the sun to soak the back of our waves in Bondi – putting out golden hues. It’s great how the seasons have their own signature light. Today’s glarey pic […]

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Turning Point

Not much magic down the beach this morning. More seagulls than humans. The wind is still here and making a mess of it. The forecast says that will slow down hopefully making for cleaner conditions by tonight. The 3-4 footers will fade though…into tomorrow. Surf onshore mush now or 2 foot cleaner stuff tomorrow. What […]

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Sleepy Bronte

The swell has been big these past couple of days…but not great. No one surfing around here…it’s quite ugly 6 foot. The beaches have gone all quiet. Very different to Friday. Maybe it’s ‘cause all the school kiddies are back in class. This rogue swell will taper off rapidly. The onshore winds will calm…hopefully bringing […]

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Salty Observations

Today has it all. This is what I saw… I went down the beach early…5:20am…couldn’t sleep in with all this warm weather. I suffer from FOMO (Fear of missing out). The first thing to catch my eye was the rubbish. Tonnes of the stuff left on the beach yesterday. Disgust. I then strolled down to […]

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Rippy Rights

Good morning… Think we might have a few more people following us today after this…welcome newbies. Welcome. I’ve said this many times recently, but today is a cracker and you shouldn’t be behind the desk. The sun will cook to 30 degrees – hit the beach. The rip bowl rights were fun and around chest […]

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Last Puff

Last night I surfed waves. Swear. Some waves were even close to head high (admittedly I am not a tall man) This morning, nada. All gone. Kaput. Goneski. All that was left was the hungry pack fighting over 1-1.5 footers. And I mean fighting for scraps. Literally. Right now it’s 24 degrees. It will hit […]

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toosday

I think a rainy grey cloud followed me around all morning. Sunshine persevered everywhere I wasn’t. Bondi has returned to the quiet country town after a full on long weekend. The shops are empty…the cafe baristas are staring aimlessly out the window and a few showers scared most beach goers off this morning. Bondi has […]

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