Swim'N'Go popular this morning

Low Tide Weed

Bondi’s got plenty of weed at the moment. Yup, fresh batch. Nah, not talking about those dutch-ovens bellowing out of camper-vans in the parking lot, the stuff that comes from the ocean. Great big piles of it, mixed in with plenty of rubbish (Council ain’t doing their regular clean-ups it seems). Not a pretty sight. […]

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Funnel, Bondi


The recent pounding swell has moved sand into some interesting formations. There’s a super shallow bank at the South Bondi that’s been spitting out tubes this morning. It’s not for the faint-hearted, it eats boards as water slabs onto a shallow shelf. It was a pleasure to shoot – I really missed shooting in the […]

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Winter warmth, duck diver


There are waves this morning, and it has settled down a little overnight. The winds aren’t howling, and you can find some clean faces to slide down. It’s dropped off quite a lot in size, only 3-4 footers on offer at sunrise. Quite a large crowd out, enjoying their freedom and mostly working-from-homies. There should […]

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Bronte - timing is essential here.


It’s still wild times down the beach with wind, rain and big waves. It’s not often we get a swell to last this long. That intense low is grinding up the coast, slowly. From tomorrow onwards it looks to be calming down. I reckon there are some good surfing conditions headed our way towards the […]

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Swell lines from the beginning on this giant swell series


Today feels different; it feels close to regular times. Schools back full time, heaps of traffic as lots of people returning to work and most importantly, Aquabumps fresh photos resume. Yeah, I’m back on the tools shooting at sunrise, as I’ve done for more than two decades. The changes are scary and exciting…I’m just stoked […]

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Chuck a board in, swag, and you're off

Roadies Only

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…Gladys is opening up regional travel from June 1. That means roadies, lots-of-em, within NSW state lines as other states won’t have us! It’s good news for those tourist towns that have suffered through the bushfires and now coming out of COVID19 shutdowns. So if you’re getting outta town, […]

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Where the bush meets the sea, The Pass, Byron


I guess that regional travel will open up soon. Surely it’s on the list aye Gladys! (I have so much trouble with her surname).  Surely, soon, very soon, you’ll be able to load up the wagon with boards, and light up the highway – tunes cranked, arm on the door, ready for a surf adventure. […]

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This time of year brings glorious colour to our skies

Autumn Light

Autumn – I reckon this time of year is best for shooting. There seems to be a lot less summer morning haze, the air is cleaner – crisper, and the colours in the sky are consistently inspiring. The waves tend to be better and more cleansing offshore breezes to match. I have to confess, during […]

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Follow the light


Did you get out and about on the weekend? (for the exercise of course). It seemed like things are loosening up…more cars on the road, more activity. We are the lucky ones – but I still think we need to remain vigilant against the bloody Rona. No 2nd wave stuff – just good head high […]

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Clovelly plate


What a special autumn sunny day outside. Amazing. I haven’t been in the air in quite some time, and I’m having withdrawals! There is nothing quite like dangling out of a hovering tin can, standing on the skids, scouring the land for unique and unusual formations. You get a different take on the world—a birdseye […]

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Sharks wanna get tubed as well!

Iso Library

How are you going? All good? We’re good too. I need a haircut pretty badly (looking a bit like Tom Hanks from Cast Away) – but they are small-time problems in comparison to our global situation. We’ve kinda got a routine at home, now, that seems to be working. Surf is pumping in Sydney, so […]

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Dodging sets

Big Swells + Dizzy Spells

Is life feeling a tad closer to normal? A tiny bit? Our government is now busy trying to work out how we can all return to our previous lives in a controlled and orderly fashion – baby steps. I believe freedom will happen sooner if we all download the COVIDSAFE app. Then if we get […]

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Morning light on the Bergs

Last Summer

Last Summer was a pretty strange one, but not as strange as the current Autumn and most likely this Winter! Strange seems to have become the norm. I think ‘unprecedented’ is the most frequently used word for 2020.  These pics are from last summer. Just a refresher, to take your mind off COVID19 and other […]

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