Tricky

If you rocked up at the beach in between sets you would have gone ‘Not much happening today…dropped off a lot…’ Don’t be fooled. Out of the blue…literally…a 5-6 foot set will blast through every 15-20 minutes. Really long period south swell. Mega long lulls…be patient. I’m quite surprised we still have swell to be […]

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Supply

Well there’s no shortage of swell this week. It’s fully stocked. Today’s quite big, just like yesterday. 4ft. Bondi was struggling, a lot of close outs. Oh boy, hit the road…and you’ll score for sure. ::uge

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Glass Half Full

On my morning wanderings I talk to all kinds of people. Some people are just getting home from the night before, some are up early embracing the day. This morning another touring photographer came up for a chat…his opener “Heard Bondi was good to shoot at sunrise…not much happening today aye…Gold Coast is so much […]

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Twilight Hues

Oh mother nature, you did it again! At 6:30am the skies lit up…just for that short moment. Intense reds and pinks painted the skies as waves broke in the head high range. It’s was one of those morning, floating in the ocean, marveling over how good we’ve got it. Autumn sure does bring out the […]

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Salty

Yo Beach Lovers, T’was a little bit too rainy and risky to swan around with 20 gees worth of camera gear this morning…my insurance company loves me for it. Here’s some images from last summer. There are waves, 2-3 footers and looked kinda clean, early. 32 knots of southerly now though. Yeah, 32 knots…that’s bloody […]

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Empty

Right now the beach is all calm and chilled. A small pulse at sunrise had some fun ones, but now it’s back to a dribbly 1 foot. After a cloudy start the sun is out now and putting on some warmth. Really nice day. REALLY nice day. SURFAID is in partnership with Spotify. It’s called […]

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Doozy

This morning was a doozy… The colours were like neon lights over Ben Buckler. Well…that made up for yesterday’s blunder. I will let the pictures do the talking. Waves, small. 1-2 foot. Swell coming on the weekend. :: uge

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Good Morning

OK, I’ll ‘fess up. I slept in. Yes, very rare for me. Unfortunately it was a colour blast at sunrise…which I only caught the tail end of. I am still slapping myself as I write this [email protected]#!$#%&^#@. Small waves trickling into South Bondi. A nice left forming. 1-2 footers. Very clean conditions. How about our […]

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Smudge

Gettin’ all arty today. Get your berets on. Good waves, 3ft, very dark with plenty of cloud cover. The water is still warm. Very warm for this time of year. The Brazilian dominance continues on the world surfing league. Did you see Filipe Toledo destroy Bede on his home turf? Next level surfing. You must […]

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Boomtown

The south swell is booming and you can see waves breaking around 6-8 foot. Bondi was maxed, washing through from out the back. Protected South Maroubra had a few – nothing special. Somewhere on the deep south coast would be blowing minds right now. That is before the winds swing more cross-onshore. The weekend has […]

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Hello

Well…HELLO swell! Oh boy there’s some fine looking waves today. Real pretty ones. The winds are offshore and grooming nicely. The swell is from the South and waves breaking @ 3ft. Once again the sun is out but it’s chilly in the shade. Rubber up. These are the dayz… :: oogie

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Intermission

Yesterday’s 3 footers dropped shortly after I shot them. It’s been tiny since. Fortunately at 1:18pm today a new swell will file in. Okay, maybe 1:19pm. For the rest of the week there is plenty. Pretty chilly – break out the steamer. Lots of people ask me why I love Hawaii and spend so much […]

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Rebound

Well…the swell has bounced back from flat to 3 foot overnight – and everyone is into it! All manner of craft took to the water and scrapped for a wave. It was crazy this morning. See what happens when we’re deprived of waves for a few days? Today’s another amazing day. Sun, warm, waves – […]

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Global

A lot of people read Aquabumps from overseas. I’d guess about a third of my 50,000 daily readers are abroad. Probably a lot of expat Aussies missing home. I know if I was sitting in a cubicle in London, looking at these pics would trigger a unconscious twitch. Hey…I once sat in a cubicle…for 10 […]

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Gold Plating

Bingo…another cracker. That’s 4 in a row. Sunshine is plentiful, waves are starting to kick in and there is some tasty lefts rolling into Bondi. The winds are offshore (and cold). Mother’s Day on Sunday. We’re doing a special on our award winning ‘A Day at Bondi’ book for only $100. Valid until 10 May […]

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Lube

Our run of exquisite weather continues. A lil’ on the frosty side before the sun came up – but the water remains warm. The surf is tiny, 1-2 foot, dribbling in on a south bank at Bondi. Nothing to rush down for. Saturday looks super fun. 4 foot (south swell) with crisp westerly offshores. Head […]

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North

Sydney has so many beautiful beaches and I haven’t seen ’em all. I’m making it my mission to get around to as many possible in my morning meanderings. Today I visited Mona Vale. Never been there before. Nice ocean pool…love how it’s poking out into the ocean like that. Love to see it at high […]

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Mantown

Well…well…well. What a day. 26 degrees and aren’t we all just lovin’ it. After being trapped indoors for weeks you are now set free to roam. Not a cloud in the sky and the water is still warm. I found myself fumbling around Manly this morning. Yes, I crossed the bridge! Manly loves the ENE […]

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Darko

It was a grey, dark morning (which we are becoming very accustomed too recently). Fortunately there was a ENE swell running with some punch and south winds. Fun waves around today (and yesterday). It’s dropped a lot overnight, but still surfable. The great news is – THE REST OF THE WEEK IS PERFECTLY SUNNY! How […]

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Achromatic

Not a pretty sight down the beach. Onshore, 1-2 footers and pouring rain. You definitely are not missing anything down there. Let’s go back to better times…like Hawaii 8 weeks ago. It’s nice there. Here is some shots you haven’t seen from my recent trip. Heli400 – The Westpac chopper crews are paddling ski’s from […]

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