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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Sir Richard Branson is in Bondi today!

Sir Branson

You know it, always something going on down Bondi beach and this morning was no exception. Sir Richard Branson visited our shores at sunrise this morning. The last time I shot Sir Branson at Bondi was in 2004 when he was dangling out of a helicopter! (see AB post) Today was a lot more subdued […]

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Inland dust has blown to the coast, creating the haze. Bondi 6am

Dust Haze

This morning Sydney was engulfed by dusty haze. Yesterday’s strong winds kicked up the dust inland of Sydney, then a weather trough dragged the dust east to the coast, just in time for our sunrise. It’s a little different to our recent smoke screens, and you may get a few respiratory problems! Waves – what […]

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Little waves through bin keyholes, South Bondi

Summery

Here’s a ‘summery’ of things you need to know about today: The day kicked off a little chilly, but it will beef up to a salubrious 26 degrees today. How do you like those apples? Even better, tomorrow will be another beach day with 28 degrees. Crank the baby oil. We have waves from the […]

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Squad rush, North Bondi

Thermogenic

Yep, it’s gonna be a hot one. I’m talking a big thirty-3. It’s Friday and the beach was pretty crowded at sunrise. Smiles everywhere, but the water is still chilly. Waves have plummeted to only 1 foot, and the morning high tide was concealing any goodness. It’s a NE windswell from the recent blowing. Go […]

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'Bergs window furnace

Same-same but different

It started out as a stock standard, off the rack Bondi morning with clear skies, 3-4 foot closeouts and offshore breezes. The vibes a little different though, plenty more people down there in the morning doing their spring/summer rituals. The promenade was busy, the bootie camps 20% more participants, 24% more dog walkers – and […]

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Alex McKendrick up from Cronulla ripping some Bondi froth this morning

Upgrade

Well hello, new south swell. It’s arrived with heaps of grunt. At 7:30 am today, Bondi was hosting well overhead high waves and clean offshores. That rip I’ve been talking about was complete madness – gushing out to sea at a rate of knots. Offshore for most of today, but a NE will blow late […]

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Good morning from Bondi Beach!

Reversal

Typical of Sydney, after a warm(ish) north wind day we get smothered with a southerly. It’s colder, greyer and onshore at Bondaka. Waves are breaking around the 1.25ft to 1.934ft range. It’s not much chop and better suited to learners. Swim? Yeah, do it. Plenty getting wet this morning after a warm night. It’s not […]

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Proper bottom turn on a proper set wave. Bondi

Rogue Chunks

Gee this swell really kicked in yesterday. Some wild chunks of water smashing into Bondi this morning. The Icebergs was smothered and swimmers were thrown into different lanes. South Bondi had a few, but they were quite rare and fickle. When they broke they’re in the 4-6 foot mark. Lots of water moving around making […]

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