The Groms at Bronte have a crack on a rare set wave

Puny

It’s small as the swell switches origins from the nor-east to the south. Our clear winter skies also are changing, as clouds entered stage right and filled the skies by 9 am.

It’s about to blow onshore – the rest of the day is going to be a workday. At home, of course.

All this wind and agitation will bring swell for tomorrow, possibly overhead high – but don’t get too excited, as it’s flanked with an onshore. Useful to practice your airs.

Avagoodone :: uge

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Birds flying south, Maroubra

Drive-Thru

A special kind of morning with an abundance of sunshine, gentle offshores and a small chugging nor-east swell. I decided to roam the local neighbourhood, looking for untrodden territory for Aquabumps. I found myself loitering around the Coogee – Maroubra region. Like Bondi, Coogee’s coastal walks were choccas as the WFH revolution continues. Nobody seems […]
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Bronte take off in the golds

Both Sides

Living in Sydney, we are surrounded by water. One hundred beaches on one side and the deepest and largest natural harbour in the world on the other. Today we’ve got shots from both sides… Sensational winter’s day, clear skies, quite warm (21). Swell is dribbling into the beaches, not much to write about really. All […]
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Cloudy days, Bondi

Nah.

Like most recent days, there are waves on offer, clouds, a tiny bit of rain and shocking banks at Bondi. How bad? Ghastly I reckon. The fact that there was barely anyone surfing it is testament. There’s ALWAYS someone out surfing Bondi. There were a couple around the corner at Bronte on some sorta weird […]
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Inside the weedy Bondi shorey

Weedy Tumblr

How are you going? Slipping slowly back into your old life? Kinda? Sorta? A foggy start to the day, sunshine broke through late. I spent the morning sticking my head inside a weedy shore break, hunting tubes. It was fun! Even after seeing millions of waves from the inside, it’s still a favourite pastime. Don’t […]
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A short moment of light and colour, this morning

Mediocre

I’ve been trying to write this daily ramble for quite some time, thinking about the stand out qualities of today’s earlier hours. It’s a bit of a bland, vanilla tasting morning with onshores (south), very undesirable surf (2ft) and a bit of drizzle. The entire south half of Bondi has virtually no banks, and I […]
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When South Bondi's Red Rocks are showing - means big swells and heavy erosion

Aftermath

The perfect combination of a full moon (high tides) and a monster swell yesterday has drawn all the sand out of South Bondi – revealing those giant red rocks. I’m really hoping that sand eventually forms into banks suitable for surfing – because there’s no joy out there at the moment. A massive gutter in […]
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Big bomb, Bronte 7am

Heavy Duty

There is a big swell in town. At first, I just thought it was only a 6-8 foot day, but some sets were enormous. I’m not quite sure how big, as not many surfers out to gauge the heights – but the odd 10 foot plus bomb I think. It was quite an action-packed morning; big […]
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Crispy, winter warm light over the Buckler.

Ochre

I love this time of year. The light is fantastic – I can make anything look good when the light is this good. The winter light is so different from our summer rays, which can appear hazy and make colours murky. Winter light is a burnt orange, crispier making colours pop. The sun’s side angle to […]
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Jørn's sunset, Sydney Opera House

Domesticated

Usually, I’m so distracted with constant international travel, that I overlook our beautiful city. I can’t see us travelling abroad anytime soon, so I plan to re-explore areas of New South Wales – just like a tourist with my camera dangling around my neck. It’s so easy to get stuck in your local bubble – […]
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An explosion of colour hovering over North Bondi this morning

Detonation

This morning was an explosion of colour over Bondi Beach. Bright hues glowed from the North as we entered the first day of winter. The colours were so strong, it looked unreal. (I even pulled them back in post). It’s also the 1st day of regional travel, as our COVID19 grip loosens. Loads of people […]
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Swim'N'Go popular this morning

Low Tide Weed

Bondi’s got plenty of weed at the moment. Yup, fresh batch. Nah, not talking about those dutch-ovens bellowing out of camper-vans in the parking lot, the stuff that comes from the ocean. Great big piles of it, mixed in with plenty of rubbish (Council ain’t doing their regular clean-ups it seems). Not a pretty sight. […]
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Funnel, Bondi

Shackadelic

The recent pounding swell has moved sand into some interesting formations. There’s a super shallow bank at the South Bondi that’s been spitting out tubes this morning. It’s not for the faint-hearted, it eats boards as water slabs onto a shallow shelf. It was a pleasure to shoot – I really missed shooting in the […]
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