Solid sunrise this morning at Bondi

On it.

I think you already know (as the beach was packed this a.m.), there were some pretty fun surf conditions. Bondi was operating on two sandbanks, and hundreds of frothers flocked to the water for their salty dose.

I saw plenty of waves over head-high, some wash through sets. I wore a steamer as I find the water cold, but quite a few out in boardies and bikinis.

If you missed the early, you missed it as a southerly will blow now and the sunshine will be replaced with rain. A strong SE onshore will disrupt most beach activities, so sink into your chair and be productive. 

Adios, amigos.

:: uge

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Kinetic, if only these were 4 foot bigger

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10 years ago, when Gabriel Medina surfing Bondi one morning

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