Rock Envy

It’s not really happening around here today. The swell has dwindled, the winds are howling and it’s raining. Sydney is like a toggle switch, either belting hot or stormy cool. Not much in between. Once place I know I’d like to be today is Hawaii. The North Shore of Oahu is about to explode with […]

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P O R K Y S

Everyone has caught wind of yesterday’s pumping waves and hit the beach this morning. Unfortunately it’s dropped off quite a lot. There’s chest high waves in the area, it’s just pretty fat with the 5am high tide. A dropping tide may reveal something more interesting. Being in the water was pretty special regardless. I’ve been […]

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W E D G E

This morning I swam with my camera for about 3 hours with 3 very talented surfers in some decent waves. Julian Wilson, Sam Mac and Blake Thornton charged a rare wedgey peak from sunrise…oh boy…what a day, unshackle from the desk for an hour or so and enjoy. I will let the images do all […]

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C A M P

This morning Bondi Beach looked horrible…onshore, 4-6 foot, wet. Didn’t see anyone surfing so I ventured inland…yeah I know, crazy huh? I ended up at Watson’s Bay Camp Cove. Camp Cove is a nice little harbour side beach. It’s quiet. It’s the end of the road before hitting the opening to Sydney harbour so it […]

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W I N D O W S

Hey folks. Hope you had a good weekend. Kinda interesting morning…the inbound swell has just arrived and showing promise. Amazing what difference a few hours can make…it turned on for a bit there this morning. It went a little bit like this… 6 a.m. Fun 1-2 foot waves. 8 a.m. Picked up to 3-4 foot […]

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Cat and Dog

The beach didn’t look very appealing this morning. It won’t stop raining. That pushed me inland to shoot odd things around Bondi. The water is full of storm water gunk and the weed has taken over. There was a little righthander amongst all this…but I wouldn’t ditch work for it. ENE swell all weekend, 3 […]

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W A S H

I love shooting the mornings. It’s such a good time of day. It’s a fresh start and I’m addicted to the warm hues found in the wee hours. There is such a good vibe in the mornings. Everyone is so damn happy. I guess it’s the only time we don’t have our mobile phones on […]

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intensely hued

Howzitgoing? What a nice start to the day. Usually when the weather changes there are amazing sunrises. Today proves that theory. The colours were off the hook and today is developing into a stunner. Let’s all leave our desks and go for a swim or surf. Oh and the surf ain’t bad either. Knee to […]

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Tuesday

It’s much nicer down the beach since the rain stopped. There are waves, 3-4 footers, but they’re pretty random and a tad messy. It’s mainly a windswell with a 7 second wave period. Tomorrow will be better… It’s scary to think that Christmas is only 5 weeks away. How about that…where did this year go? […]

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W E T T I E

These grey, wet, windy mornings are hard work. Trying to take a photo without getting your gear wet is a real challenge, let alone shoot something interesting. The beach was a mess and deserted. Looked like a winters day. The southerly will blow for today and tomorrow, but clean up on Wednesday. Work now play […]

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The Beach Blog

Hey guys, kinda patchy morning. Sunshine one minute, raining the next. One thing is consistent and that’s the small surf. It’s only 1-2 foot and very weak. The water is really warm though. Sample it for yourself. More swell coming next week… The biggest news since the birth of Spike (my no.2 son)…the 2nd Aquabumps […]

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S O L A R

The good waves of yesterday are wasting away and there was only a couple feet to work with. It was a bright sunny morning with all the ingredients of a sensational beach day. Go for a swim as the weather will change slightly tomorrow. Next week has waves. Good for this time of year which […]

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P U M P I N G

Let’s not muck around. The waves have turned on and fields are full of clover! I saw so many good waves this morning. People getting barreled, nice tight pockets, wally sections, golden sunshine, warm water…think you get my drift. Most beaches had something fun to surf – seeya! :: uge

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T W I S T E D

I followed big wave legend Mark Mathews down to his little slab this morning hoping there would be something worth shooting. It was ok, super wonky but still big and chunky. Some waves were doing it, but they needed a tow to get down them. Tomorrow should be fun when the sun comes back out. […]

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D R O P L E T S

It was bound to happen one of these days. Rain that is. I mean we can’t go a whole year without a drop. My garden was looking a little singed so a day like this is a welcome sight. Jet and I went down the beach this morning and it was horrible for shooting/surfing/playing trains […]

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H A V I x A B

After a few stormy days earlier in the week we have defaulted back to summer gold. This morning was real nice. One of those days where people say to me all morning “How good is this!” I couldn’t agree more. The water was warm, calm and the odd chest high wave. Good for a mal. […]

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B L A C K B I R D

The waves have gone back to small and the crowds were up enjoying the incredible weather. Nice morning wasn’t it? Today it’s going to hit 30 degrees and there ain’t a cloud in the sky – that’s all you really need to know and should be packing up your desk and hitting the beach right […]

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T-Bee

By 6:30am I had already been to Cronulla and back stalking waves. It’s a tricky day…too big for Bondi and closing out…Bronte looked fun but a bit full (too much south in it)… totally missing Maroubra…too south and small for the Cape….but hang on…a couple of lil’ nuggets at the local K-Bay with the incoming […]

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S E A R C H

Sad news in Bondi. Two young Japanese guys went for a swim at 5:30pm last night and only one returned. The rescue was in full swing last night, 2 helicopters, 2 jet skis and a police boat scouring the bay looking for the lost swimmer. I saw them still looking for him this morning. Still […]

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C H A N G E

The last 24 hours have been pretty crazy. Yesterday Sydney sweltered under oven-like conditions – the masses hit the beach. Then last night a cooling south change hit hard – bringing 30 knot winds and a new south (messy) swell. What next? This morning was totally blown out down the beach. I didn’t see any […]

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SurfAid Cup

Today’s update comes from the glorious sand dunes of Curl Curl Beach…where the SurfAid Cup is going down. The Aquabumps Team is progressing to the semis as I write this…but the competition is stiff. Special thanks to all that supported our team by donating money. We raised $12,000 for charity which is incredible! There are […]

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