Collapse, Bondi

Moving Water

“Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. Lots of noise from breaking water this morning as the swell has spiked into the 4-5 foot region. Even a few bay closeouts. But…it’s not lining up well at all and our delicate sand banks don’t […]

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A day at Deia, Mallorca


Today, well, today wasn’t much of a beach day. Yes, there’s more swell and it’s around 4 foot, but it’s rained a helluva lot and pretty ugly with onshore winds. I checked Bondi a few times, it’s surfable, but tomorrow morning should be cleaner. And so… I’ve travelled a lot in the past two months, […]

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Watch highlights from our recent WA trip


Good start to the week. Head high, clean, closing out, chilly air temp but warm in. Morning’s low tide is making spectacular closeouts – more water – more fun. Ok next…grab a coffee and watch the highlights from our recent trip to WA on the Coral Coast (which includes Ningaloo + Exmouth + Whale Sharks). […]

Sunrise, Ben Buckler, Bondi 7am

City to Surf

We live in a great city. Sydney is surrounded by water. Most of us live close to a beach or nook in the harbour. Bondi is only 7.9 kilometres from the city and has good clean water – the amount of marine life in our ‘hood is a testament to this. Today’s photographs are a […]

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A Leopard Seal schlepped up from Antarctica, Bondi Beach

Leopard Seal

It’s a frigid morning down there, so cold we’re attracting animal life from Antarctica! Yes, at 1:30 pm yesterday a Leopard Seal rolled up onto the beach at North Bondi for a look around, checking up on the councils’ progress of the North Bondi renovations and posed for a few cameras. Mr Seal has some mighty […]

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Isaac, ridding a 12 foot log, cruising, Bondi


Really nice, neat morning. Small waves, but peeling beautifully. 1 foot. No wind, glassy as. Clear underwater and reasonably warm for this time of year. Swell coming later today. Pray that comes to fruition, I am foaming for a surf. Happy Birthday Joely! :: uge  

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Chilling, Bondi Icebergs


Blow open the curtains – it’s a glorious day outside in Sydney! Toot toot. It’s the middle of winter and we’re looking at a beefy 23 degrees today. It’s warm enough to hit the beach. Leave the boards at home, ’cause there’s nothing going on in that department. Crisp, clean air. The colours are perfect […]

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Ang Thong National Marine Park, Thailand

Full Moon

After a whirlwind of planes and airports this month’s we’ve landed in Koh Samui, the third biggest island of Thailand. We’re officially avoiding a Sydney winter and chasing the summer around the globe. Even though our trip coincides with the famous full moon parties on neighbouring island Koh Pha-ngan, that’s not why we are here! […]

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Check out some of Mallorca's top beaches

Friday Entertainment

It’s Friday and an early morning appointment didn’t allow me to shoot at sunrise – so I snapped a few during the middle of the day. Icebergs was sparkling clean and producing some serious blues. The surf is flat anyway… And so…let’s watch a 2-minute movie from my recent trip to Mallorca hey? Some incredible […]


Winter Quiet

It was a tranquil morning down the beach — not many people on the sand, promenade or in the surf. It looks like the cooler temps overnight kept everyone in bed. The skies filled with colour as a thin high cloud did its thing. The swell has dropped out. I saw waist to chest high […]

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Winter warmth coming over Ben Buckler. Bondi.

Clean Closeouts

It was a shame the tide was so low for my photos this morning (0.5m at 8:40 am). The conditions were clean, crisp, offshore and head high. It will improve a lot when the tide kicks back in…I hope. It is offshore all day long, so plenty of time. Have a coffee, and enjoy the […]

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Chris Friend, give him a little face, he'll rip it


It is much smaller today but much prettier. The sun was out, thankfully, as it’s a bit frosty sitting on the beach without solar power. I saw some fun Bondi runners at 1-2 foot range. The banks are sweet so you can flick out the odd turn. It’s far from pumping but definitely surfable. The […]

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Slotted! Blake Thornton


After being in The Med for a couple of weeks, it’s so nice to see the ocean doing its thing! Waves. Hollow waves. Fun head high waves. The past few days have been very fruitful for surfers. The weather is overcast, rainy, grey, but you can find waves in Sydney today that will curl over […]

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Icebergs, Squad.


Whilst I was sweating it out on Ibiza’s beaches this week everyone was banging on about how epic the surf conditions are back in Australia and that I should rush back. I’m back! Shoulda been here yesterday I am guessing – because the beach this morning was less than inspirational for photography and surfing. Onshore, […]

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Palmanova Beach, Mallorca

Tours de playa

So our little Spanish Balearic Islands junket has come to an end. In 8 days we’ve seen so much, so many beaches. I am by no means an expert on Spain, but I have a lot of emails requesting info and thoughts of a Mallorca or Ibiza holiday. Mallorca Awesome island, a lot bigger than I […]

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The enticing waters of Formentera, Spain


Yesterday I met Formentera. All I can say, I will be back. Formentera is a small island hanging off the south of Ibiza. A little speed boat will cross over the 6km ditch…and then you’ll see some of Europe’s best beaches. For me, the water clarity, and unique electric blue colour was mind-blowing. It’s similar to […]

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Es Vedrà, Ibiza. UFO base? 3rd most magnetic area on the globe?


When I was a teenager, I was a raver. House music was doofing out of my car, and I worshipped Paul Oakenfeld. Back then, Ibiza was the mecca of clubbing and trans-house. I dreamt of partying here. Then the TV show ‘Ibiza uncovered’ came out – portraying the island as a Kutaesque filthy hole with […]

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