Swell lines from the beginning on this giant swell series

Semi/Normal

Today feels different; it feels close to regular times. Schools back full time, heaps of traffic as lots of people returning to work and most importantly, Aquabumps fresh photos resume. Yeah, I’m back on the tools shooting at sunrise, as I’ve done for more than two decades. The changes are scary and exciting…I’m just stoked to be out of the house and away from my screaming tykes!

There is nothing ‘normal’ about the swell and current storm conditions sweeping Sydney. It’s been enormous. Humungous. Rogue. Wild. Winds have been gale force. Hell, even Kelly Slater is breaking boards at Little Av. Pretty hard to find protected corners out of the wind and wild seas, it will calm down, the rain will subside, and hopefully, the COVID will be contained. Chill out – do some work, and surf later this week.

Have a great day, remain vigilant and space out. :: uge

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Chuck a board in, swag, and you're off

Roadies Only

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…Gladys is opening up regional travel from June 1. That means roadies, lots-of-em, within NSW state lines as other states won’t have us! It’s good news for those tourist towns that have suffered through the bushfires and now coming out of COVID19 shutdowns. So if you’re getting outta town, […]
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Where the bush meets the sea, The Pass, Byron

Regional

I guess that regional travel will open up soon. Surely it’s on the list aye Gladys! (I have so much trouble with her surname).  Surely, soon, very soon, you’ll be able to load up the wagon with boards, and light up the highway – tunes cranked, arm on the door, ready for a surf adventure. […]
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This time of year brings glorious colour to our skies

Autumn Light

Autumn – I reckon this time of year is best for shooting. There seems to be a lot less summer morning haze, the air is cleaner – crisper, and the colours in the sky are consistently inspiring. The waves tend to be better and more cleansing offshore breezes to match. I have to confess, during […]
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Follow the light

Restrictions

Did you get out and about on the weekend? (for the exercise of course). It seemed like things are loosening up…more cars on the road, more activity. We are the lucky ones – but I still think we need to remain vigilant against the bloody Rona. No 2nd wave stuff – just good head high […]
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Clovelly plate

Grounded

What a special autumn sunny day outside. Amazing. I haven’t been in the air in quite some time, and I’m having withdrawals! There is nothing quite like dangling out of a hovering tin can, standing on the skids, scouring the land for unique and unusual formations. You get a different take on the world—a birdseye […]
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Sharks wanna get tubed as well!

Iso Library

How are you going? All good? We’re good too. I need a haircut pretty badly (looking a bit like Tom Hanks from Cast Away) – but they are small-time problems in comparison to our global situation. We’ve kinda got a routine at home, now, that seems to be working. Surf is pumping in Sydney, so […]
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Dodging sets

Big Swells + Dizzy Spells

Is life feeling a tad closer to normal? A tiny bit? Our government is now busy trying to work out how we can all return to our previous lives in a controlled and orderly fashion – baby steps. I believe freedom will happen sooner if we all download the COVIDSAFE app. Then if we get […]
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Morning light on the Bergs

Last Summer

Last Summer was a pretty strange one, but not as strange as the current Autumn and most likely this Winter! Strange seems to have become the norm. I think ‘unprecedented’ is the most frequently used word for 2020.  These pics are from last summer. Just a refresher, to take your mind off COVID19 and other […]
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The Bondi Slab

@Home

How are you doing? Bit restless? Missing your old life, ah-huh. Become a news junkie – I hear ya. Online shopping a new hobby? Yep. Good – keep it going. Started your own Youtube channel? Improved your cooking? It sounds like all this home isolation has been working well in Australia. Things are looking up […]
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Crackers, Bondi Beach

The Conduit

Ding-Ding! Like a Boxing Day sale, Bondi Beach opened at 7 am for surfing, and there was a mad dash for the lineup. Wave-starved frothing lunatics filled their wave quotas before locking themselves up for the day (at home). Statistics have already shown a drop in mental health today! Hooray! That means fewer bank robberies, […]
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So you can't hang around. Gotta keep moving

Restore

Tomorrow the door will open, just a tad, allowing you to surf or swim at Bondi (whilst maintaining social distancing – of course). Bondi beach remains closed otherwise. When I say swim and surf, I mean for exercise and mental health, not frolic in the shallows, sunbake in your new leopard-skin thong or build sandcastles. […]
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Roaring offshore - typical when the desert meets the sea. West Oz

W-Yay!

I’m no epidemiologist but I think it’s fair to say international travel will be off the cards for a while, even after relaxed social distancing rules. I won’t lie, I’ve got itchy feet, normally we travel a helluva lot. A mate suggested I sit at a crammed kiddie table, noise-cancelling headphones on, eating slightly overcooked […]
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