June 3rd, 2022 - Broken Dreams at Bondi Beach

Seeya 2022

Wow, we are here – the last day of 2021! I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I’ve been off the grid for a while and wish you all a happy new year. For me, 2022 was the year of endless challenges and the strangest year of my working career. I won’t bore you with […]

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Bondi sharing, 6:30am today


It’s been unseasonally bleak this week, but that’s all changed after a morning of grey – it’s now glorious and warm! Dang! Waves are much smaller, fatter and wobbly-er. It’s only shoulder-high and still messy. After a semi-windless morning, it’s back to the SE winds, onshore (but only 8 knots). Pretty chuffed when one of […]

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Bondi Wash


It’s finally offshore – far out – after a week-long bout of onshore nemesis winds. Crazy huh – and it’s cold like winter. I’ve never worn so much clothing in the summer. Only 14 degrees this morning down the beach at sunrise. Waves were 3-4 foot, and no one surfed when I floated around. It […]

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That swell has arrived, gonna get much bigger

New Energy

The early offshore winds have chilled temps whilst a new south swell has arrived – and it’s only going to get bigger. Waves are around head high on sets – now – but will grow to double that by the end of the day. There will be swell for days now, but finding something decent […]

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Alex, morning magic carpet rides

Sublime Submersion

Another fantastic start to the day with calm, sunny warm conditions. The water was 20 degrees, and now you can slip into a summer suit. The waves were woeful, tiny – but still, 20 happy faces ‘sharing’ morning dribbles on foamies. Always a good vibe amongst the Bondi foamie brigade. (bring a helmet). The swell […]

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Kerry amongst the morning light dance

Rinse Aid

After a weird and hell-stormy Monday, we have entirely the opposite – glary sunshine, warmer waters and a tiny, minuscule, grovelly 1 foot waves. The conditions were so small even my 20-kilo tyke was calling it too small. Amazing day in Sydney – total bluebird. Get outside. We’ve still got books to giveaway – free […]

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What's the hurry? Ah, Aquabumps still giving away books with spend over $250


It’s very onshore, all morning. The relentless winds from the south cooled it all down, vacated the water and made most of us sleep in. Over the weekend, these nemesis winds shall ease, making way for some good surf conditions – I like Sunday. It should be clean and chunky. It’s sunny now, rather cloudy […]

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Flyboy Petey Kavanagh, Bondi 6:20am


There’s one helluva rip in the middle of Bondi at the moment. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a conveyor belt on turbo. It does create a beautiful little draining rip bowl, should you be in the right location – but sitting on it ain’t easy. I love it when all the groms are […]

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Tug blow out, Bondi 6am

New Swell

There is a fresh new south swell in town, and it’s got some chunk. There was (kinda) a peak in the middle, but now the flags have gone up – blocking access. 95% of waves are closing out dead straight. You’d barely get to your feet…go for a drive. It’s sunny offshore and gonna get […]

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The old way to get to the beach, Bondi Pavilion

Onshore Flow

Surf? Yeah – Nah. Actually, more Nah than yeah. Early onshores weren’t making for a good sunrise surf. The swell is tiny, a swim will be more fruitful. We’ve sold 60% of all our stock for the Aquabumps X Project Blank surf hat (within 24 hours). If you want to purchase one, best be quick. […]

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Yesterday - big day around Bondi

Summer Haze

A beautiful day to kick off the week – plenty of sunshine, small NE swell continues to trickle into the bay (around the corner would be much bigger).  Thunderstorms and maybe rain is forecast for later today – so enjoy the morning sess. The banks are very strange at the moment – fickle on the […]

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Pool looks clean after some fresh white paint

No Bueno

It’s fair to say surfing isn’t a great option with these constant onshores making a mess. Do your Christmas shopping, go to a work Chrissie party or enjoy some sunshine on the sand. At sunrise, I saw 2-foot dribbles suffering on lower tides. Few beaches had waves, and it was quiet for a Friday. For […]

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North Bondi 8am Summer is here and the DJs are out @seafollyaustralia

It’s official…

YASSS, it’s officially the first day of summer! The warmer months are here, the DJs are spinning tunes from Kombi roofs, and everyone’s getting excited. Bondi surf was doable but not that exciting. Mushy, junkie, small (2ft), and lower tides weren’t helping. Groms loved it, though. We’ve extended our ridiculous cyber offer (until we run […]

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Cheeky angles and changing perspectives with Vera - Bondi

El Cracker

After the past two summers we’ve recently had, we deserve these GLORIOUS summery days. It’s so lovely outside you’re mad if you don’t go outdoors – even just for a fiver and a sit on the grass to soak it all in.  A cracker.  SE winds are declining into the arvo – a bit choppy […]

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Starkers on Bondi for Spencer Tunick and Skin Check Champions


The sun, waves, light and delightful beach conditions have turned off. Super quiet down there today – not a beach day. The southerly was in early and waves 1/10. Here are some Bondi moments of this month – always something happening around here. I guess that is what makes it interesting to shoot for over […]

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The Loopers & Hoppers! @fridayswimclub


Bondi was a restless hive of mega activity this morning. The north end especially! The entire bay has the Salties spread out – like an enormous school of fish – all you can see are arms and legs firing across the entire 900 metres of Bondi. Quite a sight. The surf is still hanging in […]

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Getting buried and coming out hot, Bondi 6am today

Solid Increase

Sorry about the delayed update; sadly, it’s not because I’ve been surfing all morning. Great conditions – not good banks. It’s pretty solid out there at sunrise. Waves were breaking in the above head to double head high range – and plenty of supply. The winds look relatively light right now – similar to dawn. […]

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Wilbur Ryall, wings out, striking the sweetspot


That gusty offshore is still wreaking havoc in Sydney. Brisk, init? There’s still plenty of swell, but the banks are pretty odd and straight. Shame…as it has the makings of a cracker surf day. I saw sets overhead high, winds blowing SW 15-20 knots – sunshine 10 outa 10. It’s gonna hit 27 degrees – […]

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Daz, on a nice left - G-landesque

30 knots, 9 degrees

It’s properly windy with gusts well above 30 knots. Overnight the temperatures plummeted, and it was only 9 degrees when I rolled down for the morning rituals. Bit odd for this time of year. Fortunately, the winds will calm right down by nightfall. The swell is SW – that means it’s hooking up the coast […]

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Avalon yesterday amongst the gale


Great weather at the moment, never mind the howling winds. Even though we are getting gusts of up to 30 knots this morning, you will still be able to find the odd corner to hide from for the gale. 24 degrees max today, cooler than yesterday. Waves are slightly smaller, limping into the bay around […]

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Swell is up, some rogue chunks out there

Pool Party

South swell is up, and there’s sets that are double-head high. Unfortunately, it’s flanked by a solid southerly around 15 knots. Protected southerly corners are the GO! I see sunshine dominating the forecast for days and days now, how good is that? Sunday is going to be particularly warm with 27 degrees. The large swell […]

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Wylies Baths was awash this morning


The swell has come right up, and waves are breaking in the 4-6 plus vicinity. It’s very unsettled, random and raw…I only saw a kneelo at Coogee catch a wave all morning – and I checked most beaches. Wait for it to settle; it will be fruitful. Patience. In the meantime, watch the new season […]

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Grinding ripbowls, Bondi.


Ah, nice; nothing better than waking up to a nice little South swell pulse. There are head-high waves this morning under cooling SSW breezes (16 knots). It was junkie but pretty uncrowded and consistent. It’s much colder today, 11 degrees, when I woke. We’re only a few days off summer, so this will be the […]

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Mr. Asaf Luft (AKA Magnum Man) gliding a quiet section

Morning Calm

That sneaking NE swell pulse from yesterday has faded, and we return to 1-2ft, grovellers (with the odd random set around chest high). The winds are WSW offshore, exposing the blues in our oceans whilst making inviting conditions for a swim. A very sunny morning with showers arriving later, around dinner time. Crypto is crashing, […]

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Summer vibes, Saturday Bondi

Bondi Contrasts

Everyone thinks Bondi is a small city beach with massive crowds every day. It’s not. Lately, it has been hectic with decent weather, no covid lockdowns and multiple events…but it’s not always like that. So take this morning – the beach was empty under stormy skies. Such contrasts! The swell has dropped but would be […]

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Moon o'clock, Hotel Bondi

Free Pineapples

The weather gods have been good to us! What a cracker morning to be in Sydney. Solar is up, small waves from the East and gentle grooming offshores make it a beach day. Our beaches were packed, early – being warm and a Friday.  Max 22 degrees. FREE PINEAPPLES Like $50s? Today we kick off our […]

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Much earlier today, sunrise, Bondi Beach

Touch Wood

We’re having a mighty fine run of weather this week – how good! Touch wood. I keep looking to the horizon to see storm clouds – so far only a couple of small showers this morning. At 5:30am we had a hint of colour from the horizon – it didn’t really fire up but had […]

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100 days until Sydney hosts the Sydney WorldPride

Sydney WorldPride

With all this sunshine over the past few weeks – Bondi is back to its hay days. It’s starting to feel like summer. This morning I came across a giant rainbow sand sculpture to mark 100 days until Sydney hosts the Sydney WorldPride. As the world welcomes back events after a very quiet 2 years, […]

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Girls gone wild gang

Gangs of Bondi

Bondi is gangland – full of similar interest groups going about their morning rituals at sunrise. For a 900-metre-long beach, there is no shortage of activity, especially before 6 am. Tiny waves today, plenty of sunshine, little wind… an abundance of people enjoying the early warmth. Good vibes. The surf forecast for the rest of […]

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North Bondi on the weekend. Love the water colours over the weekend.


That weekend was nuts, at times, overwhelming – Bondi is back! Bondi is hectic when you see four different coloured Lambos race down Campbell parade (in a 40 zone), followed by a Maclaren – bright orange, of course. I look up, and Amir is making loops in his plane…I cross the road, and a driver […]

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Tommy Mackay blowing up this morning.

Riders up

Bondi has some waves today, and they’re not perfect, but surfable. Out of Sydney’s 70 surf beaches, Bondi is probably attracting the size, but the constant ESE onshore winds aren’t favourable….good for your airs (I guess). The sunshine has been off and on all morning. I can’t work out if it’s going to rain or […]

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Shorey floating, Bondi

Late Cold

Feels like winter dunnit? Not typical temperatures for November as summer approaches. -2 up at Thredbo as they get bit of snow. The west winds continue to blow, softer than yesterday (thankfully) but still quite icy. Once you come out of the water it will be very fresh and invigorating. Right now its 14 degrees […]

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Sunrise paddle, Bondi

Flat az.

Strong 23-knot westerlies are dropping the temperatures this morning, chilly ain’t it? Flat too. It’s not often Sydney isn’t surfable – but today is one of those days – she’s pretty much flat…for now…but tonight, it should come up. Go for an invigorating morning swim. You’ll feel alive. Until tomorrow… :: uge

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Very different down there today! North Bondi


After the recent chaos, Bondi has defaulted to a calm, quiet morning. The wind may be howling (up to 40 knots in gusts), but the ocean has subsided…the swell faded, and the clouds were back for sunrise. Fortunately no rain. Thursday and Friday look to be surf days. Sunshine today and tomorrow. Corporate GiftingWe are […]

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Yesterday - mental huge crowd, been a while


It’s been a while since I’ve seen a weekend like that around here – hot and busy. The combination of Sculpture by the Sea and 27 degrees resulted in an enormous beach turnout. There were traffic jams on my quiet little street for most of the weekend…parking was as rare as a sunny Saturday. Waves […]

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Darren Mansfield snagging a hollow one earlier

Busy Beaches

Bondi is one heck of a busy beach, particularly at sunrise. Covid lockdowns, working from home, and years of constant rain or bushfires all contribute to amassing sunrise crew nowadays…it’s a good vibe, especially when the sunshine is flooding in – smiles everywhere, everybody says g’day. Bondi is ranked the 5th busiest beach in the […]

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Joel Adler's - Lens on Marks Park Point


Sculpture by the Sea has returned to the Bondi! Marking the start of the warmer periods – artworks now sprawl the Bondi to Tamarama walking path. It’s hugely popular, and good to see it back on after our weird times. Surfing? Yes, doable. The fruitful east swell is running out of gas but still putting out […]

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North Bondi has had a few waves with the east swell

Sublime Brine

Everybody was up early today; it was predicted for days to be a cracker. Everyone wanted a piece of it—clear skies, warmth and waves – too irresistible to sleep in. I hope you were down there! How good is an East swell? It finds its way into all of Sydney’s nooks and crannies. Everyone’s local […]

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Icebergs copping it - swell is from the east


You’ll not believe it, but the sun came out this morning. Around sunrise, it was punching through the clouds illuminating the beach – just how I like it! Let’s party. Good timing, as the waves have come up and there’s 3-4 footers breaking at Bondi. Earlier it was a little morning sick, junkie, lumpy…then the […]

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Who's got the sunscreen? Italian joy peak season

Let’s dream…

In Sydney, the heavy rain is back – and it set in for the day, get comfortable. I am sure we all wanna look at something more inspiring than Bondi getting dowsed. How about a day on the Amalfi Coast back in the middle of August when it’s days and days of 30 degrees and […]

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