Go Slow

Aloha kako! Today’s Aquabumps update has been inspired by the SLOOOOW pace of the North Shore of Hawaii (where I currently reside). Everybody’s got plenty of time here…especially when the swell is pumping. It’s very relaxed and in the spirit of Aloha. At 4pm every day the distinct aroma of weed wafts down the golden […]

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O’ahu

I never thought I’d say it but the swell has finally subsided here in Hawaii, well, now in the more manageable 4 foot range. The Kona onshores have been threatening, puffing here and there, making good conditions for airs. I’ve never seen so many aerials. The North Shore is based on the island of O’ahu, […]

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Confessions

“There’s chicks out there. And they’re in bikini’s”. This is Uge’s attempt to build my confidence to take the SUP out in front of our place nestled between Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach. If you’ve seen his pics from the last few days on Oahu’s North Shore you’ll understand my trepidation. What Uge neglects to […]

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Cavernous

It’s been 10 days on nonstop rogue swell here in Hawaii. Pipe has been working most days but last night was a standout session. Waves were 8-10 (These pics probably don’t do the size of the day justice)…and some freaky 2nd reef and 3rd reef wash throughs…which I don’t know how to quantify…but they felt […]

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North Shore

Alooooha! Sorry about the radio silence. Just been taking it easy here in Hawaii. Y’know…bit of holidays, bit of shooting. The swell has been ridiculously big the past week. Haven’t seen a day less than 6 foot. Today it came up again and there are faces at Pipeline that are over 30 foot! The swell […]

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Pipe

It’s going to be a hot one back home in Sydney…not so hot here in Hawaii but definitely better waves! Pipeline was working this morning with clear skies and little wind. The usual masses were out, more sponsored surfers than a WCT event. It’s gotta be the most photographed wave in the world. Was 6-8 […]

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Flux

I woke up this morning and could hear the ocean rumbling out front. First thing I saw was a dude rolling into a large set at Pipe…clean as a whistle…immaculate…he made it out after being wrapped in water (and lots of it). Today is gonna be a good day I was thinking. After shooting a […]

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Back on the Rock

Welcome back to Hawaii…it’s been a year since I was on The Rock and we’ve missed the joint. Upon arrival its been 4-6 foot and the locals dismissed it as a day for the kiddies. I must be a kiddie. There is a MONSTER swell arriving this Friday. Surfline has numbers like 23 seconds/42 feet […]

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East Tweak

Hi there. How are you? There is a lot of good things to talk about today. After a cloudy start the sunshine is now dominating as we head to a perfect beach day of 30 degrees. How good is it outside now? The swell has swung more east so places like Maroubra are starting to […]

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