Bondi Beach, 5:45am

Mixed Up Dribbles

There are bits and pieces of waves around the Eastern Suburbs this morning. I can’t say I saw anything of decent quality as I roamed. There seems to be a couple of swells in the mix, and it’s very small.

BUT – it’s a cracker day outside and the sun is up VERY early, so you can fit a lot of beach time before work. I’m talking 2 solid hours of daylight before 7:30am! Bring it.

How about this curious Grey Nurse Shark at Tamarama on Friday. (note Grey Nurses rarely attack humans).

Have a great day, :: uge

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North Bondi cruisers

Climate Strike

It’s been an interesting week down here on the beach. Rain for most days, but yesterday arvo a very short window of pumping surf and salubrious sunshine. Today it’s returned to the junkyard and it’s relatively quiet. Maybe we’re all heading down to the #climatestrike (hope so) where the kids are sending a message to governments for meaningful […]
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The toe drag, Bondi Beach 7am

Clearing

How good is this rain! It’s been pretty consistent. The good news is that the winds have tapered off and we now have clean conditions for wave riders. I saw head-high waves this morning, operating on two sandbanks. Crowds were thin as most frothers hit the snooze button. It is not perfect, but surfable for […]
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North Bondi - peak summer. Ah yes, like a lake

Tempestuous

Day two of Sydney’s storms, today’s just a bit windier. Gusts have touched 30 knots of a gale, bending the trees and lashing rain against your windows. It’s no oil painting outside, not unless you’re into Turner’s work. So I’ll take this opportunity to show you some more photographs around Bondi that haven’t seen the […]
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Regardless of today, summer is coming...

Bondi Moods

Today is definitely not a beach day. Nope, not even close. The waves looked dreary, onshore, manky, junky and brown! Rain is pouring and this will continue for a couple of days. That’s OK, I truly hope it’s helping with the northern fires and drought conditions. It’s cold, I’ve got the old puffer on. Bunker […]
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Blown! Rain coming today. Get wet right now

Rainmaker

It’s gonna rain soon. If you haven’t been down for a swim/surf you’re running out of time. It’s going to rain for a couple of days and hopefully fill our dams. At sunrise the skies were clear, by 9am it’s greyed over. Tiny swell still producing a few fun little waves for the frothers. Wednesday […]
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Tommy Franklin's morning dance group

Bondi Randomness

Bondi is such a random place. Friday’s mornings in Bondi – even more bizarre. I don’t think many beaches in Australia would be this random, and not at 6 am. As I ride down the hill into the bay, I don’t know what to expect. Take today, for example. Bang in the middle of Queen […]
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Balayage - getting my tips done! Bondi

Turbulence

At first light, I swam out the back of Bondi dragging a camera. It was a mistake; I ended up swimming against a rip for an hour. So much water moving around in the bay. I would get sucked out to sea, then across to The ‘Bergs, and then back out again! After 5 laps in […]
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Tyson Millar. He's 6'5" - just so you can gauge size of the wave

Diamonds in the Rough

It’s cleaned up a lot and still pretty sizey. I saw sets in the 4-5 foot range at South Bondi. The swell is now from the SE, and we have favourable winds from the WNW direction at 8 knots. The ocean still has plenty of wonk from its recent agitation – well, it has been […]
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Launching out on Bunnies Reef, Bronte

🐇 Bunny Boilers

The swell peaked last night, and we’re now on the way down. I thought it was going to be bigger today, it was just a nice chunky swell, 4 maybe 6 foot on sets. The only surfable waves were Bronte, Coogee or Maroubra. Bondi was a pigsty.  Winds SSW 20-25 knots. Rain? yep. Intermittent. This Thursday (12th […]
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Nice peeler, Bondi

Happy Mondays

G’day. It’s backed off this morning – we anticipate the swell to come back in strong. Tonight you’ll see some monster surf out there. Unfortunately, it’s flanked with seriously strong winds around 35 knots of SSW. A few protected corners would have something for you to surf – but it’s going to be quite wild […]
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Tamarama at sunrise, 6:34am

Junk in the Trunk

Like the ocean, I’m confused. There’s swell (east), and it’s 3 foot, but it seems to be all over the shop. The ocean has a heap of junk on it. It appears to be onshore, but you can’t feel the wind. It’s still. So, once the ocean wipes off some of this morning sickness, it could […]
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Wave layers, Bondi Beach 6:30am

Fresh

The current east swell has dropped a gear. An early morning low tide was closing out most waves at Bondi during sunrise. Every now and then a shoulder-high set will limp in, but it’s not unreal. Just surfable. Fantastic conditions, light offshores, perfectly sunny. Like yesterday, another cracker day to be outside in Sydney. Have […]
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