Public Health Order in Place - a reminder. Bondi

Being Monitored

This week kicks off with flatness. It’s kinda like a lake down there and swimming is your best bet.

Sunshine is in abundance, rain coming mid-week which will also bring swell towards the tail end of the week. I don’t think you will see surfable conditions until at least Thursday.

Tomorrow is going to be warm, 25. Working from home never looked so good!

Ok, as you were.

:: uge

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Busy? Yeah a little. North Bondi

Flotilla

Every person that owns a surf craft in the eastern suburbs paddled out at Bondi Beach this morning. The crowds were big but well spaced apart – don’t worry. Everyone had a smile as they welcomed a real spring day. The waves are tiny and suit swimming, longboarding, or if you’re learning. I know you […]
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6:20am, first light over the hill. Perfection

Primo

Unfortunately, yesterdays swell increase has already dissipated, and we’re back to knee to waist high waves. Winds are non-existent, and water surfaces are glassy. A massive pack of beginners were up north whilst south Bondi was relatively empty – due to a lack of rideable opportunities in wave shape. The mercury will tap 26 degrees […]
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Bondi tints, 6:15am this morning

Spring

It’s spring today, can you believe it? This very strange year is progressing so fast – soon we will be back in bushfire season! Chin up, we’re all in this together – just a little further apart. It all kicked off with a few colour tints over Ben Buckler earlier this morning. There are waves […]
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Digits on the nose, Bondi

Last Day of Winter

It’s pretty puuuuuurfect right now – especially for the last day of winter. Sunshine for days, winds are non-existent, water is glassy and there’s a tiny 1 footer up north for beginners, longboarders and groms. It’s a family affair today – by that I mean my whole family was out there getting their wave quotas […]
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Tom Cole, twin turbo, double the fun

Change

Change is in the air. The sun is rising earlier, Kanye West wants to be president (*wants), Jeff Bezos is now worth 200 billion and spring is only days away. Yep days! Sunday is gonna strike a maximum 26 degrees, our first hot day since all the Rona business smothered the globe. Going to the […]
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Our city, from the west

W-E-S-T

Today we’re doing something different, instead of loitering coastal, we’ve headed INLAND! Yes, out west. It’s a glorious day outside, clear skies, clean air which made for a good flight out to Warragamba Dam and back. All before you’ve probably had breakky… Some of my observations from 1000 feet: The west was incredibly green with […]
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Mood

Shallows

With a 7:44am low tide the shallow banks of mid-to-north Bondi had some curvy things to shoot this morning. There’s plenty of swell (3-4ft), but there’s not a lot of wave quality on offer – same old scenario, outer bank, huge gutter, shallow punchy shorey. Didn’t see many crew getting much at Bondi. Maybe on […]
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Inside out

Goosebumps

There are waves, quite big ones (4-6ft) but are they rideable? Not really. I didn’t see many decent ones. Wild bucking horses everywhere I looked. Backwash blowing the backs out – the works! Offshore – si. Sunshine – plenty. Cold – very. Stoke factor – cosi cosi. Somewhere else would be good, or around here […]
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The morning spread

Wave Music

Today’s interesting. We’re due for a rapid south swell increase as the day progresses. It was only 3-4 foot at sunrise this morning, which is up on yesterday but still nowhere near the 6-8 foot peak of the swell. Will it pump? Not sure. It’s a very south direction and we don’t have fantastic banks. […]
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Beau Walker, bashing his way through the wolf pack

Hectic

It was a fun morning, ducking and weaving the crowds as we all enjoyed a slight swell increase. I only got run over a few times – which is not a bad result for me. Waves are in the knee to waist high range, the sun is 10/10 and the winds are blowing offshore. Super […]
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Hop in

Pancakes

It’s flat az. Not often can I say it’s unsurfable. Today’s unsurfable. Nice morning, a chilly 20 knot offshore westerly has blown all the swell back out to sea. So what do you do? Wait until the next swell arrives on Sunday. Go shopping on my eBay 2nd hand lens sale. Watch “Zero Zero Zero” […]
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Beau Walker, one of Bondi's finest - he can make 1 foot look like it's pumping

Winter Magic

What a fantastic morning outside. We’re looking at another warm 21-degree day. Enjoy it as some cooler weather approaching for the weekend. The waves were OK(ish). There’s stuff for you to paddle onto, but the banks just don’t seem to want to co-operate. The odd rip-bowl has some goodness, otherwise, it was pretty straight. Drone […]
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