Manly

Just for something different I stumbled over The Bridge to the beach side haven of Manly. It’s good on these tiny ENE swell which are neglected by Bondi. Still…it was only 1-2 foot over there. I imagine Bondi was 6 inches.
Sensational Friday morning with perfectly warm water and an abundance of sunshine.
The very manly looking people of Manly are happy. (yes, that’s how Manly was named…after the strong, confident, manly looking indigenous people).
Mother’s day on May 8…don’t forget to get her a pressie – we have plenty of ideas in the @aquabumpsgallery
:: uge

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My Apology

Ahem…just clearing my throat. I think I owe you a huge apology. The wide spread chaos and panic stimulated by yesterday’s Aquabumps incorrect editorial has finally calmed down. The street riots have dissipated. The burning cars have been extinguished. I’ve learned my lesson.
MOTHERS DAY IS MAY 8.
MOTHERS DAY IS MAY 8.
MOTHERS DAY IS MAY 8.
MOTHERS DAY IS MAY 8. (not this weekend)
I am sorry for sending you in a spin. Mother’s day is NOT this weekend but the following weekend on Sunday May 8. I am still slappin’ myself, slappin’ the work experience kid and slappin’ my keyboard. Thank you for the 4,756 messages of correction. Let’s look at the bright side of my mistake:

You have no excuse now for not buying an epic Mother’s Day gift. You have plenty of time and it’s high on your radar, early.
I now know a few of you really do read Aquabumps – typos, misguided journalism and all! Not just looking at the pretty piccies. I salute you.

My penance. 100 push ups and some more pretty sunrise pics in your inbox. Fresh from Bondi beach this morning. Wow, what exquisite colour graced our beaches this morning. It was one of those sunrises where cars pull over on Campbell Parade…jaws dropped…then 2 minutes later all grey – off to work! Waves – small and dropping. Pass.
:: uge

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Horus

Well, well well…what a pleasant morning. No wind, ENE swell and perfectly sunny. Can’t complain about that combo.
Do you know Mother’s Day is coming? sccrreech. (that’s that sound of a record needle scratching, again, real loud and annoying).
Yes. Sunday the 8th.
Well, here is a blokes guide to stress free Mother’s day shopping:

State of Escape bag. Trust me. Every female wants one. My wife has 4. They’ve even just launched a smaller version.
Jac + Jack cashmere. You will be in the good books for months!
Chloe Susanna Boots – OK, you have to win lotto first, but I’m told they last for 4 decades and the equivalent of scoring a entire quiver of boards. Its the mutha load.
For the new mums…. how about a Knickerscription! A fresh pair of undies every month in the post. Just see the Pantypostman!
Bailey Nelson x Aquabumps Markova Sunglasses combo deal with Acrylic Block. Was $225. Special deal for ya Mother cause she’s so cool, just $155 (just this week only – that’s $75 off!) Order online and we will post today

Adios :: uge

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Dawn Dip

You could feel the chill in the air this morning. It’s coming…colder times. The water remains warm though.
Small swell from the SE 2-3 footers. Low tide this morning so the banks were protruding and closing out most waves at Bondi.
Few little runners – I’d guess it would be better on the higher tides.
Hope you had a good long weekend.
As you were…
:: uge
 

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Yo

Hey. Hows ya morning? How many coffees you had? Did you get down the beach before the smotherly struck? All 20 knots of it?
Hope so.
She’s on the blower now…but it was a pleasant morning before that. Tiny waves. That’s cool. This wind should kick up a 4 footers tomorrow. Please Huey. Please. Even onshore ones.
Gonna be a windy stormy afternoon. Have a good long weekend.
:: Uge
RIP Prince

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Bondi Dash

Yet another special morning down on the coast. Feels like summer.
Loads of people enjoying the conditions. Bondi was packed, early.
Small, tiny waves suitable for plenty of fiberglass/beginners.
Enjoy your day :: uge

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T-Bones

Nice little setup this morning. Barely any wind, clean surfaces, 1-2 footers from the ESE and plenty of sunshine.
The water was pretty special. Warm and clear.
No substantial swells on the horizon. This time of year we normally get some beef. C’mon Huey.
Pray for swell.
:: uge

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Flow

Kinda a standard Bondi morning that went a lil’ like this:

6:30am, good sunrise, low hanging clouds being lit up.
2-3 footers on a fatish high tide, nice OK waves. Bit wonky and lacking decent banks. But hey…surfable.
Icebergs and beach relatively quiet. Cooler times promotes a good sleep in.
Water is warm, still. Aren’t we lucky.

I need your help. You like Aquabumps or you wouldn’t be reading my morning ramble. Aquabumps has entered a team in the SurfAid Cup helping raise money for the needy people of Mentawai Islands (Where I often visit and shoot). Can you shed a couple of bucks for my team? C’mon. Do 1 good deed a day – and this is it. Donate here pretty please. I won’t forget it.
OK, back to work! Az you were.
:: uge

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Monday

Mondays are a favourite. The weekend’s crowds have dispersed, the beach is quiet. Monday’s are even better with waves (4-5 foot)! So many options today with a East swell. Empty line ups everywhere. Head to your local beach and there will be something for ya.
:: uge

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Bits

Today we’re back to sunshine, clean surfaces and offshore winds (NW). A nice way to finish a week.
Tiny waves dribbled in. A good day for the longboard or pitch a brolly and fall asleep on the beach.
Have a great weekend  #UGE

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Leftism

It was a shifty start to the morning. Looked out the shutters – clear skies, then seconds later – rain. Odd. Neighbors got the hose out on my roof again? Where’d that come from?
It just got better from there. Sun came out to reveal neat 3 footers. A lot of close outs. Nice left in the middle. Bit onshorey with SE winds now. Winds will go more East (dead onshore) so you can practice your airs for the SurfAid Cup next month.
Have a great day.
:: uge

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Entertainment

Y’know…it’s quite a responsibility to entertain you every morning, all 50k of you…with something fresh from the beach, daily. OK, almost daily. Well, it’s been 17 years now. Can you believe that?
Today I rolled down the beach. Onshore. 3 foot. Thick storm cloud about to dump. 3 surfers in the middle. Not many on the beach. Not great – in summary. What to show you? How to entertain you?
OK, some summery beach pics to cheer you up on this solid office jockey day.
Seeyouselater :: uge

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Bluest blue

There is something really special about today. The water, it’s just so blue. Our oceans change colour with different currents. Sometimes it’s super green. Right now…she’s all blue.
I spent more time under than above this morning. Just how I like it. All quiet down there.
Adios :: uge
 

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Outer

HI. Hello. Bom Dia.
A very modest morning down at Bondi Beach. Grey skies dominated over clean 1-2 footers. Large Friday crowds scrounged for anything throwing up some lip. It’s not pumping but still warm in.
There has been a lot of Kelly Slater sightings around Bondi. Maybe he’s heard about our fantastic waves? Maybe he wanted to shop at the #AquabumpsGallery? Maybe. OK, maybe not. He was here to launch his new sustainable clothes brand with Johnny Moore called O U T E R K N O W N on Wednesday night at a harbour front mansion.
Enjoy your weekend. Looks like good weather.
:: uge

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Blue green

Yesterday was quite the handsome day. Today, not so pretty.
Yesterday afternoon, on low tide, the colours popped. Today, the smotherly has taken over and made it into a junkyard.
Waves = yeah/na. Ok nah. It’s onshore grovel at 1-2 foot. Howling onshore.
Jac+Jack is a fancy Aussie label that have just opened up the a swanky store on 82-92 Gould Street Bondi Beach. I nominate it to be the slickest store in Bondi. It’s hot. You’ll see the label’s designer, Lisa ‘Jack’ Dempsey, soft sanding down at Bondi every morning. Pop in and have a look.
:: uge

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The Beach People

Today is tailored perfectly for your beach lazing needs. It just is… The water is a ridiculous 24 degrees. The mercury topping 31. It’s Wednesday, you’ve put in two good solid dayz at work. You deserve some beach time. Go on. It all can wait…
Don’t panic – FMS (Fruit Man Sam) is now delivering ORGANIC to your door. Old mate ‘Bagus’ from Bronte gets up at sparrows, drives down Parramatta Road and collects fresh produce – organic or not – and then drops it at your door that night, in your ‘hood. It’s a good service and the Tan family has been getting boxes for over 6 years. Just call the hotline 0420 906 061 Gav or Adam.
Surf = nope. Move a long.
:: uge

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Sunny Life

The swell has dropped out whilst the water temp. soars. It’s like a bath.  Perfect conditions for your morning swim. The mercury will also chug up to 27 today and 31 tomorrow – toot toot!
Enjoy your summer flash back.
On 29th May in Sydney and Melbourne the ‘WALK of HOPE‘ is going down. It’s on behalf of the Children’s Tumour Foundation who badly need your support. The walk in Sydney is from Maroubra to Bondi – easy! For more information click here.

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Showers

In between rain squalls –  I snuck out to shoot some surfing. It’s wobbly and 3 foot from a South swell. Looks OK fun.
How about that rain last night huh? 92mm of precipitation overnight, mostly in a 2 hour window. Bucketing.
Quite a rainy / stormy week ahead – all but Wednesday which looks amazing at 31 degrees and sunny!
Back to work.
As you were.
:: uge

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Coverage

Well…today’s another cracker. The swell is still here. Good times people. Good times. Great news. Next week should be similar…3 foot and decent winds – so no need to rush down. You’re probably watching Bell’s anyway.
The SurfAid Cup is coming to Bondi! Yes! The fund raising surf comp is natively a Northern Beaches thing, but on Friday May 27 it’s being held at Bondi. What is it? Well, form a team of 4 surfers, adopt a pro surfer (some of the biggest names in the biz will be allocated to you), raise money for Surfaid and surf in a Tag event. Aquabumps was the first business to sign up and I look forward to thrashing your team. Got a team? Questions? Call Jo Lynas [email protected] 0415 901 361 right now and she’ll fill in the gaps.
Adios :: Ugios

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