Bondi 7:00am, lip ridges


As far as weekends go that was the biz. The past two days have just been exquisite beach days. Barely any wind, perfect temperatures and clean, warm water.

This morning was no exception…but we could do with a few good waves aye? You would’ve missed last Friday’s swell if you blinked. There is a bit of swell toward the end of the week, but sadly this Easter will not crank. In fact all week will be tiny, like today. I saw some waves lap on the shore, but mainly knee high stuff.

Hawaiians Dusty Payne and Carissa Moore dominated the Margaret River QS on the weekend. How good is it that Margaret River DrugAware Pro is going to be a WCT stop in 2014. Good for the businesses down there.

With all this lack of swell I am going to take a few days off and head to Bali today.

Seeya, uge


Point (s)

Bondi 7am today, a fisherman and a jogger

Swimmercam in golden light

This is an "Aqua Bump"

Yesterday North Bondi kiddies pool, freedom!

If you were 12 inches tall this would be off the hook

Honza & Claudine Lafond from YogaBeyond, Bondi, yesterday

8 thoughts on “S I Z Z L E

  1. For those interested, it is possible to see the entire wreck of the Hereward at Maroubra beach at the moment. You can see it from the shore, as a dark mass in the water just south of the Rubik’s cube, parallel to the beach and about 50 m from the shore at low tide. It is only 3-4 meters deep and worth a dive. I have never seen it so clearly exposed. It was a big ship.

  2. Hereward (shipwreck)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jump to: navigation, search
    StateLibQld 1 142363 Hereward (ship).jpg
    Career (United Kingdom)
    Name: Hereward
    Cost: Insured for £6,000
    Launched: 1877, Glasgow
    Acquired: Mr Cowlishaw (1898) for salvage
    Out of service: May 1898
    Fate: Beached (May 1898), Broke in two (December 1898)
    General characteristics
    Class & type: Clipper
    Tons burthen: 1,513 tons
    Length: 254 ft (77 m)
    Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
    Draught: 23 ft (7.0 m)
    Sail plan: full-rigged

    Hereward was a full-rigged iron clipper built in Glasgow in 1877. It measured 254 feet (77 m), 39 feet (12 m) wide, 23 feet (7.0 m) deep and weighed 1,513 tons. Hereward was a British trading vessel that travelled between Britain and her colonies, especially between Sydney and London. It was shipwrecked on Maroubra Beach, Sydney on Thursday 5 May 1898.

    The Hereward was wrecked while travelling from Sourabaya, a port in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) to Newcastle New South Wales where it was to have picked up a load of coal bound for South America. While travelling north along the New South Wales coast on 5 May, it encountered a large storm with wind speeds as high as 47 miles per hour (76 km/h). The winds destroyed the sails of the ship and blew it towards the shore leaving the captain, Captain Gore, unable to avert the disaster. The Hereward was forced onto the northern end of Maroubra Beach, however it avoided the two rocky reefs present there. All 25 crew members were safely brought ashore and made their way to the nearby wool scouring works to make the shipwreck known. The ship had been insured by its owner for £6,000.

    After a few months, the ship was sold for £550 to a Mr. Cowlishaw, an entrepreneur who bought the wreck for salvage. On 9 December 1898, he attempted to refloat the Hereward. By pulling on the rope connected to the anchor 300 metres (980 ft) out to sea and using steam winches on board, he managed to get the ship into 14 feet (4.3 m) of water. However, as the ship was nearly free, a southerly gale blew up and pushed the Hereward back onto the beach where it was battered by high seas and broken in two.

    The wreck was slowly washed out to sea afterwards and by 1937 only a triangle dorsal fin was visible above sea level. In 1950, Randwick Council feared of the danger that the remains posed to surfers and swimmers and had the remains blasted such that by 1967 it appeared that there was nothing left of the ship.

    In recent times, on various occasions, due to large swells and sweeping currents, large amounts of sand has been moved off the sea floor and exposed extensive portions of the Hereward which were once thought to be destroyed and lost forever. In March 2013 after large seas, extensive portions of the ships metal hull, along with mast and engine pieces were exposed greater than they ever had been before. This provided an interesting and enjoyable snorkeling experience for Maroubra locals and tourists alike. Maroubra Lifeguards erected a sign on the shore in front of the wreck stating “Danger – Submerged Object”. Local Maroubra surfer and photographer Jeremy Wilmotte took a series of underwater photos of the wreck at this time.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *