Car park empty this morning, just Scottie and his mobile home

Mixed Tape

Another crazy onshore unsurfable day at Bondi Beach. Swell has picked up but it’s been blown to bits.

Warning: this email’s content may make you want to jump on a plane tonight and travel.


:: uge

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Watch a tight 1 min movie from my recent trip to Tahiti

Bondi Storm

Today’s storm was giving me a bit of a hard time on my morning dawdle. The rain was intermittent, winds were howling onshore 20-30 knots. The beach was pretty empty – the surf was terrible. It will be like this for a couple of days so hang in there and be productive. If there is […]
Aquabumps Tahiti Video 2018
Icebergs, a good option out of this wind

South Wind

You have to admit, we’ve had an excellent run of weather and waves around Bondi lately. Be thankful. This week is a little different, and it all begins with today. The south wind is here. Onshore. Half’a foot. Super windy. Winds will pick up tonight and blow a gale overnight. This wind will hang around […]
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Bondi is Indigenous for 'Falling Water'

Wacky Bondi

When it’s hot Bondi turns into a wacky place. People just seem to get a little too excited. Yesterday the beach was rammed as it baked into the night. When the sun sets the pubs fill and the party starts. As an early riser, I see the aftermath the next day. The ones that pushed […]
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Best way to wake up on a Friday


It’s much cooler, greyer and onshore this morning. That’s cool. It was a hot one yesterday. There are still fun waves on offer, head high, bumpy and random – but you will find some treasure. Well done Julian Wilson and Lakey Peterson who won at Goldie in some pretty spectacular conditions yesterday. I bet your […]
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They say the first rays of the days are good for your health


Geez, the waves turned on yesterday. It’s slowed right down today, but it’s still surfable. Beautiful sun filled morning with the enormous crew out for the early. Boogies, Mals, hungry short boarders – and yep, our resident foil boarder were all out – ready to send you to hospital. 4 per wave, leggies tangled…the full […]
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South Bondaka, wide open faces


It’s very rare for Bondi to have decent sized waves that are not closing out. Normally anything over head high dumps with limited options. Overnight we got a major swell increase and there are waves in the 3-5 foot range. I feel like it’s slowed down a lot at 11:30 am from what I saw […]
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Quite a different day to yesterday, Bondi 7:30am

3200 ISO

Incredibly dark morning…didn’t think it was even shootable until 7:30 am. The ISO was fully cranked. It’s onshore, 3 foot and surfable (and empty). Swell will kick up later today, but the onshores will continue. Watch the Quiky Pro Day 3 instead. :: uge
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Set a drift, Bondi beach 7am this morning


It was a massive weekend in Bondi for waves, sun, crowds, antics and activations.  Waves – all weekend we had super fun waves, but the swell has gone baby gone now. Sun – yesterday was a cracker beach day, hope you got some. Felt like peak summer heat. Crowds/Antics – my gosh, Bondi was a […]
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Slither of light

The Gap

It was a dark morning as we head into Autumn late rises. The cloud filled horizon didn’t help. A slither, a gap, a hole in the sky created around 15 minutes of fruitful image capture down at Bondi Beach. There are waves this morning. Well, it’ ain’t Teahupoo, but you can surf a wave waist […]
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Moorea, such a beautiful little island


Lagoons form around islands like Moorea as the volcanic landmass subsides into the ocean (over millions of years), leaving a coral outer ring – hence creating beautiful lagoons. It’s a slow but very fruitful process. The lagoons are full of marine life and sheltered from the pumping swells on the outer reefs. Moorea gets a […]
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Moorea black tips, curious little buggers


Maeva to Moorea. This mind-blowing aquatic paradise is a short 30-minute ferry ride from the Tahitian capital of Papeete. The colours are crazy. You’d really like it here. The water is warm, clear, and ultra inviting. The vibe extremely mellow. The scenery is truly amazing with huge volcanic peaks towering over the beaches. It’s only […]
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Teahupoo, the end of the road.


When you mention the word ‘Teahupoo’ it puts fear into the minds of every surfer. It is the heaviest wave in the world full stop. You’ve all seen the photos of death slabs draining off the shallow reef. It’s your worst nightmare or a heavenly utopia to a rare few. The name ‘Teahupo’o’ loosely translates to […]
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