Dubrovnik - the fortified jewel of the Adriatic

Kings Landing

Dubrovnik…it’s like going back in time. It’s a stunning fortified city in Croatia surrounded by the idyllic Adriatic islands (which we just sailed through). The centuries-old port pretty much looks the same today as it did in the 16th century. This blows my mind…the city has had a constant stream of aggressive armies trying to take […]

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Odysseus Cave, Mljet, Croatia We made it to the cave! Croatia

The Cliff Divers Club

While drifting through the Croatian islands, we got wind of a mythical sea cave on one of the larger islands. I showed an Insty pic of the cave to the Dinko (Captain) “I want to go here” he replied, “Da, da we go!” he recognised it instantly. Geeze, that was easier than I thought. Coincidentally we were not too […]

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Jamie Verco taking the plunge down the ridge line

Sublime Adriatic

I’ve spent my life chasing waves in wild oceans. The Adriatic Sea is the complete opposite. It’s super calm with barely a ripple most of the time. It’s very different… Its calmness does create ridiculous underwater clarity and opportunities to swim in caves, crevices and cliffs that would not usually be achievable with swell. Think […]

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Stevinia beach, Island of Vis is pretty busy today!

The Dalmatian Coast

Our European tour continues on the spectacular Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. We are sailing from Split to Dubrovnik, poking the boat into all the best beaches and ancient towns. Firstly, this area has so much tumultuous history I couldn’t possibly discuss it here on my morning Aquabumps rambles…but I had did have dinner in a […]

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Milos. The blue of the water is pretty insane

The Island of Caves

Milos is like a chunk of swiss cheese poking out of the Aegean Sea. It’s full of holes, caves, tunnels and even Catacombs. For such a small island there’s plenty to discover – and by boat is best, many caves and beaches don’t have roads. Pirates used to love this island as they could hide their […]

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The most famous beach on the island, Sarakíniko - Σαρακίνικο

Ela – ela!

Little Milos has had a rough history. Milos was forged from ancient volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. Its coastline is super unique. Nothing quite like what I’ve seen before. Sarakíniko Beach (Σαρακίνικο) is like landing on a white moon that has a bright green inlet feeding into it. Underneath Sarakíniko there’s a warren of abandoned […]

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A protected cove - Tsigrado Beach, Milos

🇬🇷 Milos – Μήλος

Crazy, I know, but I am back in Europe (Part II). This time, in the Aegean Sea on a tiny volcanic paradise island called Milos. Unlike its neighbouring islands of the Cyclades (Mykonos, Santorini), Milos isn’t all about partying. It’s mellow…no $500 lobster pastas on the menu, few superyachts and less bling. The beaches here aren’t […]

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Angles, foam, light. Bondi

Yeah nah?

To go or not to go? Whilst the surf has tapered off, the winds are not blowing and there’s a clean head high wave on offer. With morning higher tides it definitely got some wonk on it. Surf now or on the lower tides? Will the wind come in? Dunno. I do know there’s a larger, […]

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Prickly Silver-back, Bondi


The moons have aligned, the winds have calmed, the seas have settled. Bondi was looking pretty tasty at sunrise with hollow opportunities running on multiple banks. But…as the tide flooded in, quality dropped and it looks very straight now. (Which is confusing as normally high tide has better waves). So there was a little window […]

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