South Bondi dressed up in pinks this morning

Bondi Pigment

It was a reverse Bondi sunrise today, all the colours glowing on the opposite side of the bay. Very pink one! I was surprised to see decent waves this morning (Maximum shoulder high). I think I arrived in sync with a small swell pulse. The left bank was spitting out some trimmable, hackable lefts. I […]

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Lone Fisherman at the heads of Forster-Tuncurry

The Great Lakes

I spend a lot of time overseas but have found some of the best beaches are right here in New South Wales. We’re lucky to have countless bays and clear blue water (sans humans). Today’s images are shot from a short hike to the Great Lakes of NSW – up on the Mid-North Coast, only […]

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Disco jiving under the lip

Bank

It’s been quite an amazing week for surf…and Bondi has some great little banks. The swell is smaller today but there is still a head high wave out there. Suns out too. If you’re shackled to your office cubicle, don’t worry, there is a new swell coming tonight. You’ll get some. Plenty of options. I […]

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Mungo National Park. An ancient dried up lake

Mungo

I’m a coastal honkie. I spend 99.9% of my time hugging the beaches and rarely venture inland. Today I ended up 1000 kilometres inland for my daily shoot! On the VIC/SA borders with NSW you’ll find an ancient dried up lake now called Mungo National Park. It’s a bizarrely beautiful place with ancient sand/clay formations […]

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Sets rolling in still. Good times

Waves

Good waves, good times…hope you’ve got the day off work. After so much recent agitation it looks like the ocean has finally settled. Bondi has some really fun waves on offer this morning. It looks like the sand movements from the recent pounding swell have improved the bank setup and closed the large gutters in […]

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Ourie Pool, Werri Beach

Illawarra Flybys

Today I’ve flown 200 clicks down the coast to give you a broader surf report. Tough job – I know. Soon drones will probably do my job, and I’ll sleep in. (Drones didn’t shoot today’s photos – btw) Heading south from Wollongong it’s spectacular to see all the beaches from above. New South Wales is blessed with […]

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Rogue Benny Buckler Monster

Biggie

There’s a thumping, chunky, monster swell in town today. It’s big, very big. Like 8 foot plus big. Winds were offshore this morning but it looks pretty rogue for surfers. If you wanna get wet, you will either have to go to a very protected south corner or hit a reef that holds chunk. We […]

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Dude what globes you using? They're bright. Tamarama

Hottie

Quite confusing what to wear in the mornings, the weather has been all over the shop. This morning at sunrise was teeshirts only. Small confused north wind swell is in town, the odd 2 footer. Nothing special. The biggest news of the day is that it’s gonna heat up to 25 degrees – beach weather […]

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Ben Buckler under a foggy siege this morning

FOG

There was some crazy tooting going on this morning; it woke me up. For a while, I couldn’t work out what the hell was going on??? Then I realised they were fog horns on the ships in the harbour – but tooting that much? A drunken sailor at the helm? Oh boy – what a […]

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Nugget drivers, Blake Thornton

Proper

Holy smokes, it’s turned orrn overnight…just not at Bondi. Bondi looks terrible and neglecting the primary ENE swell source. Loads of other northern exposed beaches have 4 foot plus waves with clean grooming offshores. Booya! I only shot one surfer this morning, Blake Thornton, as he was the only one out! It looked a bit […]

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Bondi bay

Stock Standard

I’ve had 3 coffees trying to formulate today’s update. There’s not a lot going on down the beach. Bondi’s sandbanks aren’t great and there wasn’t much light this morning. Swell is lacking but hopefully tomorrow we will get a bit more. If you’d like a framed print of my recent shoots in Newcastle, go here. I’m […]

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Newcastle Baths, in pastels

Newcastle

I’ve driven past Newcastle a hundred times but rarely stopped. To be honest, I didn’t know much about the joint…but after spending a weekend there I have a new found respect for this vibrant coastal city. ‘Newy’ is 160 clicks north of Sydney and has an incredible set of beaches, all with promising surfing setups. The […]

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Very cold before the sun pops over Benny Buckler

Warmth

The claws of winter are starting to dig in. The beach mornings are very, very quiet. A 7-degree start today has deterred most away from their morning swims and surfs. Once you’re in, it’s all good. Getting in, well make it quick. Looking at the swell radar – it looks small for days and days. […]

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