Lots of swell today, heaps of water moving

Wild Child

Oh man, it’s been windy. Wind is good, wind creates waves. When this wind dissipates there will be decent (clean) surf for us to talk about. At the moment it’s very wild out there. So wild I reckon your board would blow clean out of your hands before it even got to the water. Sheltered beaches […]

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Will Smith popped into the gallery this weekend

The Fresh Prince

It’s true, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (A.K.A Will Smith) has been hanging around Bondi Beach over the weekend and loving it. The highly energised actor ran from Bronte to Bondi, enjoyed a meal at Porch then popped into the Aquabumps Gallery to check out our artworks. A very down to earth, positive human being… […]

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Rottnest Island, Basin, WA

Blotto @ Rotto

My fascination for the ocean begun in Perth, it’s where I was born. Rottnest Island is an island just offshore from Perth. It’s actually the main reason why Perth city doesn’t have great waves as it acts as a swell barrier for the city. This is why you need to drive down south (Margs) or […]

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31st July 2017 'Lucent', my number 1 sunrise from Bondi this year

Later 2017

It’s been a fun year together, lots of moving around and seeing new places. Thanks for tuning into Aquabumps as we complete our 18th year! I never thought my little hobby would get this far… I’m now gonna turn off the phones, laptops and cameras for a few weeks and teach my kids to do ollies […]

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Brighton Boulevard Retro


Yep, right on schedule…that smotherly hit yesterday arvo cooling things back down after peaking at 38 degrees. Hot wasn’t it? All stormy and grey down the beach this morning. Onshore with 0.5 footers. Today is not surfable but definitely swimmable – the North End had a little protection from the onshore wind. The next good […]

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Weeties, nasally, middles


Warning: these photos may make you ditch work, strip down and float around North Bondi for the rest of the day. It is currently a whoppin’ 38 degrees outside. That’s hot and muggy in Sydney. I’m sure one of those cooling changes won’t be far away – so what are you waiting for? It’s the […]

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Look who's back, Marky 'Chalk' Matthews


I caught up with big wave legend Marky ‘Chalkie’ Matthews this morning. He’s been seriously injured (twice) over the past two years. His nickname ‘Chalk’ is in reference to his brittle bones that often break when you’re surfing 20 foot slabs of death. His last fall was at a nasty south coast slab that drilled […]

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Mr. K, speed for days


Yo. Warm muggy warm down there. NE swell is in town, but it’s finding it’s way in the middle bank of Bondi quick nicely. Saw a head high set there this morning and it should get bigger this arvo. Last minute Christmas shopping? We’ve got you covered. Punch in a present budget on our new […]

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Oh boy, what a difference 24 hours makes


Sydney weather is like a wild ride on a rollercoaster. Belting hot moments flanked by smothering southerly cool changes. Repeat. Hot/Cold. Calm/Windy. Repeat. Last night was stinking hot – it felt like Singapore. One helluva thunderstorm at dinner time. This morning, howling southerly onshores, 1-2 foot NE swells, empty beaches. You’ve heard me spruiking our […]

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