The weekend was the 1st big one for the season – hot, muggy, crowded with northerly winds – just perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon on our beloved coastline. A lot of wintery bleached white bods on the beach, hunting their first dose of a base tan.

Waves – not really happening today or on the weekend. Be patient, they’ll come back…

A lot of people ask me what I do all day (thinking I just hang down the beach!), watch this video for a little insight into my studio in Bondi – where I spend most of my day.

:: uge

Mahon Pool, a rocky heaven on a summers day


A snagger and lager after a lap


Hope you don't need this room


James and Skye Sawyer


Bondi Beach from Maroubra


Maroubra skatepark snail


Rock bakers, Mahon


Bondi beach, 900 metres of humans


Rock Bakers II


3 thoughts on “Bake

  1. Another record-breaking hot day (or month or year) is not “perfect” Uge. It’s a freaking disaster.

    I can’t understand how someone who travels the world spending so much time outside can be so blissfully unaware of what is happening to our planet.

    Have a chat to your friends in Indonesia and ask them how they will feel when their islands are underwater. Or better still, how you can help them to prevent it from happening!

    1. Hi Jon,

      Thanks for your comment and feedback.

      I mentioned it was a ‘perfect’ day for the beach…not for the world as a whole.

      Aquabumps is a happy place, a break from work or a 2 minute holiday in your inbox. I try and keep it light-hearted and positive – as mainstream media does a great job of drumming out the hard-hitting, quite often depressing news – which I respect and acknowledge, there are so many problems in the world, yes I agree – in USA, in Korea, in Climate change, in gay marriage blah blah…

      But Aquabumps is about surf and beach culture. Well, that’s the recipe for the past 18 years.

      All the best, uge

  2. Your argument doesn’t hold much water. I never mentioned anything about politics, North Korea, gay marriage, anything outside “surf culture”, or being negative and scary. I also note that you often pitch for charities that you like, and ask people for money on a regular basis, so it sounds like you are OK with some things that affect the world.

    I just think that you sound like you’re massively uninformed about something that will have a huge impact on “surf culture” around the world, Bondi and your kids.

    If you don’t want to talk about this because you want to protect your brand, that’s obviously your choice. But a little acknowledgement of a common problem probably would connect with your audience.

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