Roman on a mutant, multi-faced - thing

Sunny Chills

It’s sunny, but it feels cold. At sunrise, it was cold. In my opinion, the ocean looks confused. Another mixture of swells, clashing and washing about. I didn’t really see any quality waves on my morning adventures. There’s a head high wave on offer, but it’s definitely not clean nor organised. For the next few […]

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Grinding 'em to find 'em


Stock standard Bondi morning with cloudy skies, 3 footers and a decent chill in the air. After all the recent storms, the sand still doesn’t look great at Bondi. Hopefully, the solid rip at South will shape something up for us – otherwise, the outer bank-to-gutter-boredom will continue. There’s a couple of banks at North, […]

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Good solid meaty section

The Early Edition

Today I challenged myself to 45 minutes of shooting and 45 minutes of post’n’upload. So it’s early! A good test for my daily routine – after doing about 6,500 of these posts – you get a solid process down. The seas have calmed and there are waves on offer in the 3-5 foot range. Winds […]

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Unleash, Byron Bay


The ocean looked hectic and confused this morning. It was meant to be mental big, like 8-10 footers, but apparently, the low changed direction and resulted in multiple swells, all at once, from a few directions and only 4-5 foot. Hectic. I was in my car with wet weather gear, ready to go north, no […]

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Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour at sunset

Inside the Harbour

It’s very soggy outside…not the most photogenic day. I’m keeping the cameras dry and staying inside – for now. Hopefully, this wild east coast low will stir up the swell and tomorrow will be on. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying time at home, re-exploring Sydney. Usually, I’m on beaches with waves – […]

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Feeling nasally? Get tested. Bondi 7am

Friday Thrills

Make sure you enjoy today – because the weather is about to turn. Yep, another violent low will arrive over the weekend, bringing rain, wind and big destructive waves. How big? Big. Tuesday expect 10-12 footers at exposed beaches. But this monster swell is a little different to last weeks version – it’s got a […]

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North Cronulla


Today’s fresh serve of Aquabumps comes from high in the sky, around the southern shire district – Cronulla.  The ‘Nulla is one of Australia’s surfing reserves. The reefs around the Shire have a lot to offer, from psycho slabs to cruisy mal points to easy beachies. Famous surfers come from this coastal haven – Occy, […]

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Connor, the new kid, smashing the lip

Weedy Brine

There was a lot of frothing going on down at Bondi this morning. That new south swell has settled in, sets are in the 4-foot range and peaking across the bay. A left, close to shore, was bowly and puttin’ out a bit of fruit – out the back in no-mans-land was burgers-galore. A violent […]

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Christopher Chicken Little


What a nice morning in Sydney. Perfectly sunny, chilly and a new south swell to boot! Bondi was attracting waves over head-high this morning, and it looked like it was growing. The swell should peak today. A bulldozer has started work on the north end, moving sand back into the ocean from the recent swell […]

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Corner hollows, Bronte


Last week sounded quite exciting around Sydney (Coastalwise). So many pics circulating on the net of giant tubes and brave hellmen. Well, today it’s 1-2 foot! Most beaches have erosion from the recent storm. Enormous rocks are being revealed and bulldozers are trying to even out the movements of sand. Perfectly sunny weather. In fact, […]

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North Coaster

Our run of swell continues up here in Byron. Winter has been good to us. I wouldn’t say it’s cranking up North, it’s dropping, but there are a few options around The Cape. The big-name points are drawing many, as the back beaches remain rogue. I can see Sydney is still being lashed by lousy […]

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Surfing country waves, love that backdrop

Country Waves

The skies are blue, and swells are pumping at the most easterly point of Australia – Cape Byron. Overnight the monster swell dropped a few gears and now exposed beaches are 3-4 foot (sometimes bigger). Protected points aren’t showing much more than 1 footers – but it’s 20 degrees and a beach day! Sadly Tallows […]

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Kyuss King (I think). Shacked at Lennox


There’s a heap of chunk to the bump today. It’s wild. Up here in Byron there’s only a select few breaks that can handle such large swells (that also have protection from the howling winds). Since last night my phone has been lighting up with msgs from frothing man grommets, wondering where to surf in […]

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The Pass, Byron Bay - an icon

Cape Calm

Like most of Sydney, I’ve driven north to Byron. It’s busy here. It’s a combo of COVID hangovers, school holidays and some pretty tasty mild winter’s weather. The swell is small; The Pass trickles in at around 0.5 to 1ft – head high for my son Spike. Conditions are gonna change – as an intense […]

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Utzon's famous sails of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Love

Been for a surf? Looks pretty good out there. In fact, the whole week looks great. Wax up. It’s school holidays so I’m hanging with my groms, not shooting daily and these updates will be a tad patchy. When most people think of Sydney, they have visions of a bowl of fruit and a coathanger […]

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Swim squad, South Bondi

Bondi Fire

Anything goes at Bondi; you never know what you’ll wake up to. Today’s entertainment wasn’t the ocean, but a gang of fire twirlers, spinning into the sunrise. Must be a fire circle convention or sumpin’. Just lucky it isn’t January when a fire was the last thing we wanted to see! The surf is dismal. […]

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Bronte shine


Put the boards away and go outside; it’s impressive. Twenty-three banging degrees, not too shabby for a winter’s day. The surf is shabby though. 1 footers, suitable for my micro groms and newbies to the sport. A north wind blew warm and early. The next time you will surf will be Saturday afternoon, Sunday looks […]

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Looking north - Mona Vale to Avalon

The North Side

We live in a great place. As international and some interstate travel is on hold, I’m spending this time at home, re-exploring our backyard and loving it. Surprisingly, I’ve shot Sydney very little as I’ve been distracted with international destinations. Aquabumps is partnering with Destination NSW over the next few weeks to show you Sydney in […]

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