Bondi this morning, lighting up for a brief moment

Danger

Incredibly sad news from the weekend, a Russian man drowned off Flat Rock, North Bondi, after his partner was rescued. ⁠⁠I was down there moments before the incident, shooting and having a surf with my grom. ⁠I was watching the people on the point thinking that is extremely dangerous in a huge (unpredictable) north swell. […]

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We've got a big tree washed up at Bondi today

Debris

Bondi is a mess in and out of the water. There’s heaps of storm debris littered along our shoreline. A huge tree also washed up yesterday, haven’t seen that before. I visited a few of my regular Eastern Suburbs beaches this morning, the surf looked very messy, onshore and uninviting. Since my morning shoot, it […]

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Bondi - fog clearing

Raw Elements

Fire, flood, smoke…and now fog. What next? Tropical Cyclones? (more on that in a bit). Sydney’s beaches were shrouded in thick fog this morning. I couldn’t see the surf or surfers let alone shoot it. The word on the street is that there are great waves, but wobbly, in particular exposed breaks like Maroubra/Tamarama/Manly. Bondi […]

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Hot concrete, Clovelly

Cascade

When it rains it pours. So many smiling faces in the rain. Byron has scored 272mm in the past 24 hours, that’s nearly a half-century record. Bryon town is flooding. At 12pm today in Sydney we’ve had 110mm since it started yesterday. There’s plenty more to come as 400mm is predicted over the new few […]

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Arms in the air, wave them around like you just don't care

Imminent

It’s gonna rain. How good. I’m talking a few days of rain. Glorious rain. You bewty. Let’s hope the rain hits all the right spots. Yesterday was the surf day – hundreds were out. Today, not so good. On the early morning high tide, Bondi had a wobbly ‘wave’ in the 2-foot vicinity. Skies were […]

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Nice left towards the middle. Good to see waves! Bondi

The Early Bird

It’s not often you’ll read an Aquabumps post before 9 am, fresh from the brine. I’m glad to inform you – there are waves at Bondaka today! It’s breaking around head high, with the odd larger set. The winds are non-existent and surfaces are silky smooth, good for the epoxy boards. The sandbanks are dodgy, […]

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Summer's Glow, Bondi Beach this morning

Strewth

Strewth! Good looking morning down there today. Subtle tints of pinks before the cooking sun rose. Going to be a very warm day (30) with very warm water. I reckon it’s 23 degrees in the brine (Sydney max’s out at 24-degree water). It’s like a bath! We had 2-3 ft waves, but the banks were […]

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The Big Smoke, Bondi 6:30am

The Big Smoke

I’m back in the Big Smoke after a whirlwind shoot-out in Margs. It really is the big SMOKE today, as bushfires pollute our great city. Such a sad reminder of what is going on in NSW. Waves – yes! There’s a small, 2 foot, clean left breaking at South. Big morning swim crowd up early […]

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Tama lap runner

Brown Town

It’s everywhere you look – brown smoke choking Sydney as 112 bushfires continue to rage around the state. Someone on TV last night said it was like smoking 40 winnie blues. Just imagine what it’s like if you were closer to the fires. There was chunks of ash in the water at Bondi today! Hats […]

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Getting lip, Bondi

Hump Day

Geez, it was nice down the beach this morning. Real purdy. The smoke had cleared a bit. The lack of wind created a nice, glassy surface. The swell has dropped a gear and 2 footers were pulsing into Bondi from the South. Crowds – yep, warm water and sunshine bring them out but it was […]

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Rentals

Baby Oil

Ah yes, a salubrious beach day. Can you smell the baby oil? If you’re at your desk reading my daily ramble, you’re in the wrong place. You need to go for a swim, ’cause it’s a bewty outside – max. 27 degrees. Waves – yeah yeah, so so. Dropped off heaps from yesterday. Dribbly 1ish, […]

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All this smoke in the atmosphere sure does stir up a decent sunrise

Cracker

After a night of thunderstorms and a tiny bit of rain, it’s all cleared up and a great morning for a swim. It will heat up to 31 degrees today, a hot one. Tonight let’s hope those rumbling thunderstorms actually bring a decent night of rain to help with our hazardous dry conditions. Swell is […]

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Not talking, Bondi

SouSouEast

Plagued by an early morning low tide, a Sou-Sou-East swell is still kicking into Bondi. I saw closeouts around 3 foot at sunrise. 1 pm is high tide, as it fills up there should be some waves around (yep, just looked across the road from AB headquarters, there are waves 10:59 am). Head high too! […]

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