Half empty OR half full?


Today’s kind of run of the mill, stock standard, bit bland type of day. Not too many unique features to elaborate on here…

At 5:30 am it tried to glow pink, but didn’t really – clouds smothered it by 6 am. The waves are limping around the waist to (a small persons) chest high. It is super weak, pretty burgerish and only surfable on 50 + litres of surf vehicle.

Tomorrow, well, tomorrow looks much better – sun, bigger groundswell and variable winds.

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Stay positive, test negative.

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On rails, Bronte


Last nights south storm was violent and abrupt. It hit hard and buggered off quick – like a flash in the pan. I wish I got some photos of that shelf cloud – but sadly, was too late for it. There’s still south onshore winds this morning, making surfing a low priority – unless you’re […]
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Brock, standing tall

Deranged Shorey

Welcome to Summer! It’s a very summery day outside too as we creep up to 26 salubrious degrees. The morning cloud has gone and blue skies prevail. The waves were a bit funky this morning with higher tides. There was shoreys, they’re not for the faint-hearted though, extremely shallow and hard to get down. I’ve […]
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Oasis in the desert


The heat from the weekend was stifling – wasn’t it? Today’s cooling southerly is a pleasant sight. Saturday night was the hottest November evening on record – not dipping below 25. I would even say it was too hot to go to the beach on Saturday! What? Yeah, the early forties can make you very […]
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Icebergs was super busy this morning

Nero Friday

The clouds have dominated this morning as a cooling overnight southerly has come to town. There are remnants of swell, but the 7:14 am high tide has wholly engulfed it. Bondi has extremely fat, verging on unsurfable waist to chest high waves on offer.  The winds should ease then go north; the tide will drop […]
A favourite, Bronte Bogey Hole


A gloriously sunny morning to kick off a warm day. That 6:36am high tide flooded the tiny SE swell, making it hard to find surfable waves. Maybe better on lower tides during the day. 27 degrees forecast, only 5 days until it’s officially summer! Small surf conditions for days and days now. Good time to […]
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My new muse, Brock, inside shorey heaven

Punchy Nuggets

The Bondi shorey was on psycho mode this morning. The 6am high tide pushed it all right on the shoreline, creating some really punchy, meaty, nuggets – all in about a foot of water. Not the easiest of waves to ride, but, put yourself in the right spot and there’s some fun to be had. […]
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Those Vicco boys sure can punt. Brock, sky high, Bondi


I can’t believe it… there are surfable waves this morning down at Bondi. It’s onshore, mushy, junkie and random – but who cares, as water is moving and Lake Bondi is a fading recent nightmare. In a typical year, I would rate today’s surf @ 2/10 – but 2020 is anything but typical. I saw […]
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Be hard to find 30 seagulls today


noo-buh-luhs A very dark and gloomy morning to start the week. Bondi was pretty much flat, whilst other beaches had a grovelly knee capper not really worth getting out of bed for… At 6pm tonight a southerly will enter stage right, bringing swell and flanking onshores. Tomorrow should have a chop-hop, but that’s better than […]
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Light dance, North Bondi


By the look of it, all 42,000 readers of my daily email hit the beach this morning. I think at one stage I saw a couple of hundred swimmers crossing the bay – a big morning! I missed the 5:15 pink sky spray (still slappin’ myself as I type this). The surf is non-existent, like […]
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The view from Sydney Harbour Bridge

Coathanger Hangs

Once upon a time, I used to work in the city. I was a designer in a digital agency that chained me to a desk, 12 hours a day. The office was right next to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, but back then, never took a photo of it. Skip forward a couple […]
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Early moments of light, North Bondi


If you ventured down the beach this morning in hopes of slaying some moving water, you were probably very disappointed. Last night’s spike in swell was a rare window, a one-hit-wonder…a flash in the pan. It’s gone from head high to ankle-biters – at best! Blink and you missed it! Sadly, I don’t think there […]
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Stampede, North Bondi

Onshore Galore

The soothing cool breeze is in town from the south. It’s such a contrast to yesterday, where we were tapping mid-thirties and no wind. It was getting up near 40 degrees out west. Wave riders : Bondi was not surfable this morning. Rarely do I say that. The high-tide-no-bank combo is a joy killer. Add […]
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