Chris Chicken Little, set heaven

Four to Five

Well, Alluelia…looky what we have here today. S W E L L. The good stuff. Stuff from the south and around 4 foot. A small was crowd enjoying the fruits of a new swell at sunrise. The offshores were keeping it neat and tidy, and sometimes hollow. So good to see swell after a rather […]

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Energy less, flat, micro

Pancakes

Well, it’s not exactly J-Bay. About the only thing we have in common with J-Bay today is shark sightings. Bondi is pretty tiny, micro, minuscule. Clean though. J-Bay on the other hand was pumping yesterday. How good was it? How about the day ending with yet another shark in the lineup? (Julian Wilson may be […]

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Not sure why this big ship came in so close today

Winter Light

In Winter the light is so much cleaner, crisper. In Summer we seem to get this hazy light, like a blurry filter over everything. Nah, not now. Not in July. I see crispy clean warm colours, everywhere I look. Anything looks good in this light. Anything. The Corona J-Bay Open is firing. Here is my […]

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Bronte Pool, as quiet as ever this morning

Lucky 8

The number 8 is considered very lucky to the Chinese. Pronounce ‘Ba’…similar to ‘Fa’ which means making a fortune! This morning was 8 degrees down the beach. A very r-ucky morning indeed! A wealth of sunshine, windless beaches and warm water. All we need is swell. Great conditions for my six-year-old son. Come on Huey! Throw us […]

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Morning swims @ Bondi Beach

Brrr…

1st up…It’s Friday so I’ve made a 1 min film clip of the week. (mostly shot this morning). Yeah, it’s cold outside. It’s surprisingly warm still in the water. The only hard part is getting into a damp wettie in the dark and sprinting across the icy sand. The rest is a breeze. Our London […]

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Da 'bergs on da low tide

Breakthrough

An almighty thick cloud blocked our light for most of the morning. There was lots of waiting around, waiting for it to come good. Around 8am it did just that. Golden light burst across the Bondi bay from North. Nice! Waves – yes, we’ve got head high closeouts. Some of Australia’s finest closeouts can be […]

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Ferris and his friends, Bondi Beach

Flirting

It was an odd kinda morning. The change is here. It looked inviting (for a bit) then dumped rain. I’m writing this with rays of sunshine spraying into the studio…so I’m assuming all good now? Maybe. The weather is messing with us. Flirting with us. We cannot complain as we’ve had a fantastic run of […]

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Heading out

Corker

Yet again, another winter corker. Fortunately, the swell spiked up a bit. Clean air, clear skies, warm water – the whole bit. I’ve got this week’s Episode 3 ready to go, all filmed around here by yours truly. Every Friday I will try to release a short film summarising the week just gone. Grab a cuppa, […]

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K-Ron, fiery wave stance

Wash Off

I had a most enjoyable swim this morning. It was really quite something. It’s a combo of heavenly warm water, crisp winter sunshine and little wind. The waves are tiny, yet with a good attitude and longboard, you’d have a blast! The sand is freezing though. It’s a quick dash across. Looking at the swell […]

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Bondi's finest small wave shredder, The Great Kowalski

Beiber

Justin Beiber was in Bondi yesterday. Shirtless. Inked. Parading. The word is that he’s here to shop at Louis Vuitton’s pop-up store on Roscoe, others say he’s here for a Hillsong mega conference. I thought he was looking for some Aquabumps prints from the gallery…but we all know why he’s here…our new Ferris wheel. It’s […]

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Chris Friend, frontside winter sun hacks

Crispy Clear

What a beautiful crispy morning. Nowhere near as cold as yesterday huh? A few layers still required. Bondi hosted waist to chest high waves. That’s a good size for Bondi. Any bigger and it tends to close out. I saw some fun runners on an incoming tide. Surfing forecast is for really small waves all […]

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