North Bondi squad reflections, Bondi 7am


Hot ain’t it? Terrific morning for a swim. The water has bumped up a couple of degrees and the water was packed with swimmers. Surfing isn’t really an option this morning. Waves are tiny as Bondi continues to neglect the dribble swell from NE. The next 3 days will be fun for surfers at exposed […]

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Harrison setting up the beach for the day, Bondi Beach

Golden Haze

Nice and steamy morning bringing down the crowds, early. At 6 am Bondi Beach had all manner of activities going down. It’s manic! Tiny waves dribbling on a seaweed bank. Nothing worth paddling for. Volatile weather, hot, raining, clear, thunderstorms…the full shabam. No, you’re not too late! We have time for you to place a […]

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The famous Tamarama overhang


You probably already know this, but Tamarama, just over the hill from Bondi used to be an amusement park based on Coney Island (1906 it opened). A rollercoaster ran from one side of the bay to the other. Mad huh. Interest in the park waned and swimmers protested so it closed in 19011. Ok ‘Nuf […]

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Moody Bondi morning, as a ship passes


Couldn’t sleep a damn wink last night – it was a hot and muggy night, wasn’t it? With that restless night followed a slight sleep in until 6 am and I missed a cracker sunrise that only lasted a minute or two. So before you hit reply or msg me, “Did you get it?” Nah…I […]

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Best start to the day, submerge!

Boom Boom

Oh boy, I love this weather. It’s just perfect. The sun is out and we’re looking at 27 degrees. Get excited. The waves are less exciting. It’s not happening. I haven’t surfed a decent wave in a while now. I don’t think you will find waves until Monday evening when we’re blessed with an NE […]

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Mr. Weetman inside wave of the day

Morning Salt

Quite a warm morning down the beach. We’re looking at 25 degrees today, that’s solid. The water is still very cool (17), so you’ll need rubber. Waves – micro dribblers. Mals or over enthusiastic man grommets only. We’ve put out 3 books. THE BONDI BOOK (just on Bondi) is $50 and available online so you don’t […]

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Venice Beach Skate Park


I was out of sync with the beach this morning. I woke, rode down, it rained on me, I found shelter and java, the rain stopped, I returned to the beach, it rained on me again. I sought refuge in a bus shelter, rain stopped, I went to shoot, it rained on me. Now here I […]

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Retro at it's best on Hall Street


It’s pretty grubby out there. That nemesis onshore is ruffling our little 2-3 footers. Cloudy morning with very few people around – hope the sleep in was good! Not much to write about or shoot today… Weather is warming up towards the end of the week – beach time! :: uge

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The dark contrast of Bondi Beach this morning


Moody kinda morning down there today. Dark, then spurts of bright light. Made for some different kind of morning shots. Wind is light onshore. Swell from the East. Junkie and uninviting (yet still surfable) conditions. Contestable conditions? …not really. Swell is coming up this afternoon but the winds are no good (onshore). Good to practice […]

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Single Fin Classic on tomorrow at Bondi (these are the prizes)

Single Fin

No waves, today, just yet. NE swell coming with some fresh NE winds today. Maybe later. Sun poked out for a bit. The Bondi Single Fin Classic is on tomorrow. At the time of writing, there are 4 spots left in the opens and 5 spots in the grand masters (over 50s). The master’s division […]

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North Bondi, session finished

Summer Lake

The waves are tiny, Bondi is doing it’s best impersonation of a lake. Is it surfable, kinda…on a mal. Swimmable – very. It’s a mighty fine day – but it will change later.  Around 4 pm the clouds will increase and Thursday and Friday are rainy days. This new storm should shake up some NE […]

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Rough smooth - Cloey

Bullet points

What-a-day! Magic. Deluxe. Exquisite. Waves – nah. 6 things random things about your ‘hood: After years and years of rumours, Justin Hemmes of Merivale has officially purchased the Royal Hotel in Bondi (Cnr of Bondi Road and Denham). He paid nearly 30 mil for the joint – the deal is done. The Royal has been there since 1904 and […]

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Teneal really enjoying her morning swim today at South Bondi!

Weed Monster

Let’s get on the weed today!  Overnight, seaweed has taken over Bondi. In the South end I reckon it was actually acting like a bank and making a left form. Bondi is surfable – but not great. 1-2 footers, with 1 freak tube ridden by Mr. Weetman. The water is warm and relatively uncrowded. 41 […]

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Cute couple. North Bondi yesterday

Beach Dayz

The weather is warming up and Bondi is a hive of activity from 5:30 am. The weekend was perfect for a visit and the sands were packed. How good has the surf been lately? 6 days in a row of good conditions. Today slots into the ‘surfable’ category…like a lot of days down here that are […]

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Pacifico + Pav


Best morning of the week so far. The weather was deluxe, water warm, waves small but piping… I swam for 1’n’half hours with my camera in hand. I do love my job. Feel alive today. Recently I’ve been commenting on those new rent-a-bikes. Just to clarify, I am ALL FOR bike sharing 100% (I ride a […]

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'Bergs reflection time


Conditions are looking so much better than yesterday. There is still plenty of swell, I am talking 3-4 with the odd bigger set. The sun is out and it’s shaping up to be a cracker. Swell is from the South and the wind has gone Nor-East (grooming). Nor-easter will make it dribble, and weaker (I surfed […]

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Only a few weeks old, but heavily used skate park


Looks real bad for surfers out at Bondi. Windblown trash really at 3-4 foot. ESE winds are terrible in Sydney, they seem to affect most beaches. It’s a shame as most people were nursing their Melbourne Cup hangovers and you’d score the line up empty – well if it was surfable that is. It’s true, “Bondi […]

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Three buddies, Santa Monica California

Terabytic Discovery

These soggy rainy Sydney days are a great opportunity to dig through the Terabytes of shots taken on recent trips. If I stopped shooting I feel I would have enough supply to show you something every day, for years! (Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere – I love shooting, you know it). Grab a […]

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Beau Walker ripping the lip off a South Bondi bowl

Turbo Lefts

The planets finally lined up and the surf has come to the party. Bondi had some super fun waves and a massive morning crowd. Very difficult to snag a wave sans shoulder huggers. Light winds, 3 footers and a warm day ahead. Enjoy it, as tomorrow is cold and 19. The swell is fading fast, I […]

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Chocolate swirls Clouds


I was getting all excited about today, put time aside to paddle out and sample some for myself… on paper, it looked good, offshore and building south swell (8 foot tonight). Benny from Coastalwatch was even classifying today in the ‘EPIC’ range. So there I was, waxing my 7’2″ Rhino (thinking I would be doing […]

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