Bondi, underneath


It’s still breaking, yeah, ah-huh, but smaller than yesterday. An excellent run of surfable days with light winds. Dreamy. Maybe this makes up for 2020 – where a wave didn’t break at South Bondi for 6 !@#!$ months! 6 months! 2 months of which we had a damn fence around a closed beach. So this […]

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Chris Prestidge dressed in morning glitter


With such comfortable morning conditions, it’s hard not to go for a swim with my camera instead of shooting from the land. The water is so clear, so warm. The vibe was very positive and busy! Waist to chest high waves continue to break on multiple banks along Bondi. The crowd is hectic, not for […]

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Last night's super moon over Ben Buckler


How’d you go with the super moon, get the shot? Loads of people down at Bondi for it. Heaps. Today: The waves are slowing, but the sunshine is baking. What a beautiful morning down at Bondi. Warm conditions with small waist to chest high waves. Perfect for beginners, groms and frothers with not much work […]

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Crew! Bondi Beach

Pump / Dump

Hey hey!  It’s just like yesterday, but bigger. We’ve had an excellent run of weather and waves over the past couple of weeks. The water remains a very comfortable 22ish degrees…the Gold Coast was 25 on the weekend! The swell is on the decline and will get smaller for the rest of the week. There’s […]

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I've never shot a spray this big at Bergs. Don't reply asking if it's real, pls.

The Fall

Autumn, ah yes, some say the best time of the year. I tend to agree. The water is still warm; the winds are calm, sunshine is in abundance and plenty of swell. It’s a little chilly when you wake, but find the sun, and you’ll be right. I saw some sets around head high this […]

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Burleigh Bakers

Goldie Four-ex

I’m in the land of the Castlemaine four-ex, the sunny Gold Coast of Queensland. Yes, I caught a plane! Borders open! It’s a glorious autumn’s day up here, barely a wave on offer. D-bah is about the only place that’s surfable and all the points are like a lake. My boys have been dreaming of […]

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Nice calm, clean shot from Icebergs


Last night there was a little spike of swell which has continued into the morning. It’s a short period bump, so it will not hang around, but there were some very fun head high waves at sunrise. I’d expect the waves to decline rapidly as the day progresses. Tomorrow will be tiny. The Autumn sunshine […]

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Special visit from Connor O'Leary at Bondi this morning

The Pro & Protégé

It’s no secret; we’ve had an incredible 5-day run of excellent surf at Bondi (whilst I’ve been dashing across to the WSL comp at Narrabeen). Day after day, multiple banks have been lighting up – which is rare for our 900 metres of south-facing sand.  Today the good times have ended, the disruptive onshores are here and […]

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@griffin_cola did a air pretty much over me today

Finals Day

I swam the Narrabeen WSL comp area at sunrise, and I liked what I saw! It was uber clean with barely a breath of wind, and the swell has gone a bit East, making it break better than other days – more consistent. It’s still only 2-3 foot but there’s plenty of waves at sunrise. […]

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Ítalo Ferreira - the man to beat. Mid rote, calm az

Swimming with giants

As the world tour rolls into town, we get a glimpse into what high-performance surfing looks like, on our dribbly Sydney beach breaks. Watch Narrabeen has sand, the river mouth is open, but the south swell direction doesn’t favour the famous lefts and puts on a very short, semi-close right. It’s small, but the worlds […]

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Crystal Holiday Cylinders

R and R

You’ve probably figured by now, due to the lack of Aquabumps updates, I’m taking some time off during the school holidays. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my holiday outtakes – my mini tykes dropping into crystallines – they’ve loving surfing – phew, what a relief! I also visited Newcastle and […]

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