C-lab

Suns out and it is turning into a cracker beach day. The surf is dismal, knee to waist high, onshore. The wind will kick around to the NE later which should clean it up a little. The forecast shows some promise for tomorrow. It will be short-lived though. Some things you should know: Stephanie Gilmore […]

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Dire

Not a beach day today. In fact I’d say Bondi hosts some of the worst mush I’ve seen in ages. 1 foot mush. Backing up my theory was a deserted line up. For those who don’t live in Bondi – it’s never, ever empty. People around here will surf half a foot and onshore. These […]

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Magoo

The south swell has come up in all that wind – but it’s of poor quality. Wind swells normally are. Good to see something surfable after a dead flat day, but it’s only 2/10. It’s summer…time to get healthy. Our buddies from Bronte will deliver fresh fruit and veg to your door, direct from the […]

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Flatline

Some days are really small…some days it’s totally flat. Today it’s a lake (rare). Put the boards away and drop in for a swim, before the southerly hits. Once the southerly arrives it may stir up the swell…it will be junkie. Much cooler today. bassike + aquabumps – soon my friends, soon. :: uge

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Late thunder

Similar to yesterday…it’s baking up to be a hot one. It’s currently 29.3 degrees and should top out at 30. Maybe even a bolt of lightning later. I’d like to say the surf is also cooking…but it is not. I’ll even throw out that word “UNSURFABLE”. Go for a swim instead. Small swell increase tomorrow […]

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Melt

Oh boy it’s damn hot… It’s gunna hit 38 degrees today which is the hottest day in a couple of years. Tools down…hit the beach kids. It’s just perfect. The hot weather will continue until Sunday. Surf was dismal at Bondi, NE swell so you need to go somewhere that loves the north summer swells […]

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Ramps

Damn those sand banks at Bondi are straight. Some of the finest close outs on offer this morning. Every now and then a close out would hold open long enough for a ramp. Mostly 2 footers. Suns out. Tomorrow is going to be a steamy 35 degrees! Did you hear that they pulled a Great […]

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Tardy

Sometimes these emails run late. Sometimes they run late and include typos. Sometimes, but not often, they don’t run at all. Sometimes it runs late because of the work experience kid, but there is not school kid to blame today. Sometimes the surf is so good that it would be a sin to sit indoors […]

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Locals

Always good people down at Bondi in the mornings. So many regulars…doing their morning thing. Some locals I have seen every single day for the past 15 years! The surf has dropped a few gears…it’s now merely a grovel on the shorey with fat fluff out the back. Surfers will know what that means. After […]

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Turbo

Nothing like a bit of swell to kick off a week. Even better when it’s a south swell and feeds directly into Bondi. Waves were in the 3-4 foot mark…the banks are funky but at least you can paddle into something. Not a cloud in the sky – need I say any more? I went […]

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Wide

What a good looking day outside. It’s going to be a hot one. 33 degrees forecasted. Few waves too! Bondi was 2-3 foot but that banks have been destroyed by the ‘dozer. You can catch fluffy fat things out the back or try your luck on a closing out shorey. The reef has some…but it’s […]

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Tune in, Tune out

This is how my morning unfolded: 6:00am…first beach inspection – Junky and grey, looked onshore when it was meant to be offshore at Bondi (NE). Winds seem to be coming from the East. What tha? I was ready to shoot in the brine, all wettied up and all. Looked bad so headed home to rethink […]

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Bingo

Boom…we have waves! After quite a few ordinary surf days this morning shaped up kinda well. The swell kicked and the winds were temporarily offshore. Bondi was 3-4 foot but looked kinda burgerish. Maroubra was smaller but had better shape. Lots of people out for the early…I know the surf is good when I can’t […]

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Redeem

Greetings. The surf is terrible…I’m talking 1 out of 10. The redeeming quality of the morning was the baking summer sunshine. Nice wasn’t it? I’m sorry to say the rain is coming though, so if you missed it…you missed it. With the rain swell will follow. It will start to trickle in later today and […]

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Nielsen Park

Seeing it is overcast, 1 foot and onshore I decided to deviate from Bondi to shoot something different. Change is good. I ended up at Nielsen Park in Vaucluse which is also known as Shark Bay. Nielsen’s got the well known shark net (there isn’t that much to worry about in the harbour). It’s hard to […]

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Gridlock

It was one of those crazy Bondi mornings where everyone was out. Surfers, runners, sculpture lovers, yogies, fluros and of course they were filming a movie down there at dawn too! Good old Bondi. The waves were OK. 4/10 2 footers broke close to shore. Trying to snag a wave on your own was virtually […]

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UFO

Not much happening down the beach this morning. The swell has backed right off and is now coming from the NE (neglecting South facing Bondi). The winds were up early and from the SE (18 knots). Choppy conditions on most beaches. The sun was hiding behind thick cloud occasionally throwing out a ray or two, […]

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Shoreline

All the recent bulldozing seems to have changed our sand bank setup at Bondi. No surprises there. So far I would say the recent renovations have been a improvement. Agree? The waves seem to be breaking close to shore. I prefer that. Then you don’t have that gaping hole in the middle where you flap […]

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Lucia Valentina

Surfing conditions have improved overnight but it’s still not cranking. The south swell is rogue and some sets broke in the 4 foot range. Bondi looked fun but I found a few at Maroubra near the stormie. Only 1 guy out – Blake. If you donated to our Aquabumps SurfAid Cup team – THANK YOU. […]

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Plenty of south swell in Sydney but it’s not doing anything special. I saw waves this morning in the 3-4 foot range.  It looked a little junky with a flanking SE cross/onshore. Maroubra was a 3 outa 10…Bondi 2 outa 10. Tomorrow should be much cleaner with offshore winds (NE). Can you believe Christmas is […]

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