E A R L Y B I R D S

Today I took the whip for a spin around the local beaches hunting inspiration. One thing struck me that was incredible…there is barely a parking space to be found at all our beaches. I look at my watch, 5:55am, and everyone is up early doing something – before I’ve even got down there. Yeah I […]

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S X S

Hola! Not the most memorable morning down the beach. For a while there the light was decent but faded to grey quite fast. The waves scored a 3/10. 2-3 foot and very sloppy. Patchy rain about the traps…a good day to do something else, maybe go to work. If you are wondering why our local […]

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E X H A L E

It was all nice and glassy down the beach this morning. A fog entered the bay around 7:00am and there was a cruisy, well-formed right hander tucked away in the Icebergs corner (with only 3 on it). I swam out there and snapped a few. It was real nice. By 12pm it will blow a […]

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1 Hit Wonder

Yesterday was pumping (8ft). I saw an incredible south swell roar into town as I pushed the pram around. Wow. It was so clean, so perfect, so south, so ridiculously good looking. One of the better days of the year. This morning I got a little bit excited and woke at 4:30am to go shoot […]

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R D O

Oh man it is such a nice day outside and we’ve got swell to boot! A south swell is in town, it is 3-4 foot…Bondi is loving it. This morning the tide was low, so plenty of close outs. Somewhere, somewhere out of town, on a quiet south facing beach would be cranking. I think […]

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M O R N I N G

Some mornings it can be a punish peeling out of bed before the sun rises. You’d think after 15 years of daily dawn photography I’d have it down. I’m human. I need a java hit to switch the brain into gear and steer me in the general direction of the beach. As I rolled down […]

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B A N G

Hola! The waves looked a little confused this morning. Perhaps it was a mixture of NE and south swells and a low tide. I didn’t really see anything worth riding, but try again on the 11:40am high tide (soon!). Bondi is full of rips at the moment. They’re on turbo and it’s quite dangerous for […]

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L a B r a

The conditions flipped and it seems most Bondi surfers headed to Maroubra this morning to reap the benefits. Good move if you did. Some fun ones out there in a weak NE wind swell. I saw a wave break overhead high! Just one. The winds are quite strong and from the SW. Protected corners essential. […]

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S U N

It’s going to be another tough day for our brave fire-fighters as the mercury creeps up to 31 degrees. I can’t stop thinking about all those poor people that lost their homes and property. I gotta say though, all this smoke in the air has been creating some unique photo opportunities around Sydney. The sun […]

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S M O K E

Sadly New South Wales is being ravaged by 100 wild bush fires. Say a little prayer for those families who’ve lost homes. The skies were filled with smoke last night and asthmatics will find it hard to breathe. Last night was very unique down at Bondi with all this smoke, some of the strangest light […]

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D R I B B L E L A N D

Yesterday’s swell has run out of gas and we’re back in Dribbleland. It’s micro and best suited to long boarding and newbies to the sport like my new son Spike (Ok maybe we had better wait a year or two as he’s only 2 weeks old). The water is 10 out of 10 though. Just […]

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A L L – S T A R

It was an all-star cast down at Bondi Beach this morning. Pamatatua Davies, Sam Mac, Brett Anderson, Ian Wallace, The Gonz, Brucey Stafford, Sam Jackson… hell even Tom Bird paddled out for the early. There’s waves around head high. The banks aren’t that great but there is a rip bowl in the middle of the […]

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D – B O W L

Good times to be had down the beach, the sunshine is back with plenty of south swell. Today I chose to shoot Maroubra as the banks at Bondi were a little patchy, plenty of waves in the North corner (with a big crew to match). I reckon Bondi was bigger though – with some sets […]

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Y I N – Y A NG

Yin/Yang Hot/Cold Sunny/Rainy Packed/Empty Black/White Northerlies/Southerlies Tired/Hyper Bondi/Manly Yesterday/Today Out. ::uge P.S. Some chunky 4 footers coming in, just need better form.

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B I – P O L A R

You could not get more different days…that’s today and yesterday. Sydney’s weather moods are so Bi-Polar. Yesterday was a sweltering hottie – bit like sitting in the oven. Now this morning it’s raining, cool, onshore and the beach is deserted. Are we in the same country? Swell is up, chest to head high onshore goodness. […]

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H O T S P O T

Today is shaping up to be the hottest day ever. Ok, maybe just the hottest day in October, but it’s still hot. By the time you get this email it will be 30 degrees. Then by the time you head out for lunch (or wag work and split for the beach) it will be a […]

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F I S H I N G

This morning I dug deep into the camera cupboard and pulled out my first lens – the 15mm Canon F2.8 Fisheye. For about 8 years it was my only lens to shoot in the water with. That’s all I could afford. It’s all hacked up now, the auto focus button is missing and Dave Kelly […]

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Back to Work

It was quite a big weekend around here. Bondi was packed on Saturday and the Roosters fans have been going berserk over their big win. The beach was quiet today and there are a few fun little rights towards the middle of the beach. My call is 5/10. Nothing worth racing down for. Pro Surfing […]

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B A T C H

All beaches have a specialised set of ingredients that the make for good surfing. For Bondi, for me, it’s a slight onshore day, sunshine and south swell with 3-4 footers. Just like today. There’s a little left rip bowl at second ramp that looks like fun. I reckon the onshores give it a little push […]

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P O N D

Damn flat down at ‘The Pond’ this morning. AKA Pond-I (thanks Evan). The ocean was exhausted by yesterday’s howling winds and there wasn’t a ripple to ride this morning at 6am. Fortunately this flatness will be short lived as a new south swell kicks into gear – just about now (I look at my watch […]

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N E W S

Sorry about the radio silence over the past couple of days. I’m back online now (call off the search party)…and what stunning conditions I’ve got to report. Perfect sunshine and a fresh swell with 2-3 footers. The beach is packed, schoolies have taken over, and it’s a damn fine beach day. Do it! Yep…it’s true…overnight […]

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