Autumn mornings, the best

Stir-crazy

We’ve all been inside, in iso for a while now. You’re all doing great. Really. The news tells me we are showing early signs of a flattening curve. Keep up the good work.

Speaking of curves, there are not many waves today as we have a NE wind swell (1-2ft) and trailing NE wind. It’s eerie logging onto the web-cam and seeing it so quiet down at Bondeye.

As industry grinds to a halt and we’re not moving around much, there’s less pollution being expelled into the air around the globe. Check out these satellite images on the Guardian

We’re adapting to our new way of business in the Aquabumps Gallery – our bread and butter. The gallery door is closed, but we’re still here, online, ready to help. Send us a pic of your blank walls, and we’ll make artwork suggestions, then deliver to your door Rona-free.

All pics shown today are pre-Rona. Bondi is still shutdown. :: uge

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Ouvea has amazing water clarity!

#WFH

How we all going with this new ‘working-from-home’ thing? Mastered it yet? Our internet connection NBN keeps crappin’ out, for days at a time, so that makes online homeschooling/working interesting. In fact, nothing in our house works without the internet – including me! You know when a slow cooker Carbonara recipe goes viral that we’re […]
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Bondi, morning split show

Pre-Rona

Today’s pictorial essay is a little reminder of what life was like before The Rona. Ya know, when we all hit the beach before work, caught a few waves, had a coffee with mates and then squeezed into public transport to go to work. Life’s not going to be the same, but we’ll adapt and […]
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The Telo Islands, Indonesia

Cabin Fever

How are you all doing out there? Strange times, and it seems to be only getting stranger. We now live in a world of homeschooling, quarantine cops, face masks, cabin-fever and closed beaches. It’s flat out weird (I know), but we will get through it, together. You’re probably not surfing, but it’s something we can […]
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Sarakiniko beach scene

Vacay

We’re going on a holiday today, yep, you deserve it. Most of you have made it through a week, inside, isolating…well done! Today we’re visiting the beautiful island of Milos, Greece. It’s peak summer, windy…baking hot. The only place to be is swimming in the pristine waters that surround the island. There are sea caves […]
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Isolation

How are we all doing out there? Isolating? We are… That brings us to today’s pictorial theme – isolation, separating us all until this thing blows over. Trump reckons 9:16 am Easter Sunday it’s all over, but hey, I reckon he may be telling the porky pies (again). Lonely?Have you heard of the app “Houseparty“? […]
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Winters coming, big swells soon pounding the pool

Withdrawal

Since my last post things got a little heavy…borders closed, infected numbers increased, CES queues grew, lots of businesses shut and the general population are now sensibly bunkering down indoors – avoiding The ‘Rona. It’s getting serious, we all know that, but let’s look at the positives. What better time to spend with the tykes? […]
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Empty Bondi

CLOSED

I never thought I’d write these words, but Bondi Beach is closed to the public. All the ramps have large fences erected, surfers are being called out of the water and there’s a large police presence. I was getting worried on Friday afternoon when 25,000 people came down to Bondi – disregarding the social distancing […]
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Seeking shelter, Tamarama

In Iso

Good morning, how are we all? Working from home, ah-huh? Welcome to your Friday cheer up where we deliver the beach to wherever you are, locked inside, left town, in the supermarket queue for dunny roll. Yesterday’s Dolphin shot is breaking the internet. I’ve never had such a strong response to an image in my […]
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Dolphins putting on a show at Tamarama this morning - THANK YOU

Spirituality

I was shooting Bronte, the mood was OK, people are still going about their morning rituals with a sense of caution. Around 7:45 am an enormous pod of dolphins darted around the point from Bondi – thrusting in the air, bombarding the lineup. They put on the most incredible show – it was kinda like […]
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Maroubra, lucky timing with the backwash and light

Social Distancing

Since the invention of the smartphone we’ve been practising ‘social distancing’. We’re experts at it. Need food? Get Deliveroo to your sofa. Feeling lonely? DM a friend. Waiting for your coffee? scroll Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp and email – simultaneously of course – don’t look up, ever. Walking to work? Put those dorky white airpod things […]
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Social distancing, Bondi

Cancellations

I realise everything in your life has been cancelled, work, projects, meetings, hugging, holidays, toilet paper…but don’t worry, old mate Aquabumps is still gonna pump out the beach vibes daily. Waves are still breaking and the sun is seeping over the hill, right on time… Some great uncrowded waves at sunrise – head high. Clouds […]
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A very dry looking Heffron Park, Maroubra

Sydney’s Drought

Working from home today? Ah-huh. Thinking about a lunchtime surf? Probably not. It was a 1/10 down there this morning with an onshore mess, rain and deserted beach. Pass… Sydney’s DroughtI’m a water guy, shoot in the water, surf, swim – hover above it in a chopper – it’s been my way to make a […]
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