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Today’s not the most photogenic day. Onshore, rainy, 1 foot slop sums up what I saw down the beach this morning. The good news is its gonna clear, but the onshore flow will remain until at least tomorrow afternoon. During our Covid Winter I spent quite a bit of time flying around in helicopters, shooting. […]

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Pockets of golden light at Ross Jones Pool, Coogee

Overcast

It’s been a while since we’ve had a overcast start to the day, thankfully. Today’s a bit drab as the southerly came in early, and its howling. The temperatures have dropped and it was extremely hard to find a surfable wave in the Eastern Suburbs. Warm day tomorrow (but cloudy) and rain forecasted for Sunday. […]

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Free Beach

Resume

I’m back in town. I leave Bondi for two weeks, and all hell breaks loose? There’s a media storm around a roped-off area on the sand for paying guests, a new cantilevered photography viewing platform at the South Bondi (looooove it) and the North Bondi Broadwalk works looks close to completion. But still, no sandbanks at […]

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North Corner, hive of socially spaced out activity this morning

Working @ Bondi

29% of Australians have been working from home in the last quarter (Source: Roy Morgan 14+). I know many have enjoyed being out of the city; surf at lunch, run at sunrise, so much more time in their day. 2020 is going to go down for many things, it’s also the busiest I’ve seen the […]

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Beau Walker, bashing his way through the wolf pack

Hectic

It was a fun morning, ducking and weaving the crowds as we all enjoyed a slight swell increase. I only got run over a few times – which is not a bad result for me. Waves are in the knee to waist high range, the sun is 10/10 and the winds are blowing offshore. Super […]

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South Bondi's red rocks showing recent erosion

Mellow

Kinda mellow finish to the week, tiny surf and colourful sunrise skies. It’s been a good week for surfers, but today suits the learners brigade – it’s tiny. A spot of rain tonight, cloudy, then days of sunshine follow. How good. The red rocks at South Bondi, after all the erosion, are super exposed at […]

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Suns out! Mad rush to the beach

Helios

THE SUN IS OUT – HIT THE BEACH! Helios the Greek sun god is being kind to us! A mighty fine morning down the beach. Yeah, it’s cold, it’s August still, but hell – a swim will bust you into a new mood – very invigorating! The water feels about 16-17 and today the mercury […]

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Grinding 'em to find 'em

Bacon+Eggs

Stock standard Bondi morning with cloudy skies, 3 footers and a decent chill in the air. After all the recent storms, the sand still doesn’t look great at Bondi. Hopefully, the solid rip at South will shape something up for us – otherwise, the outer bank-to-gutter-boredom will continue. There’s a couple of banks at North, […]

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We've come thru the other side - but will there be a second wave?

Friday Swims

Swimming with my camera is one of my favourite angles, as I’m a part of the action – very invigorating! Not many forms of photography allow you to be up so close and involved, ducking under curly lips, together, with my subjects. The banks are pretty awful for surfing (closeouts), but they’re super shallow, putting […]

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Sunrise, small break in clouds

Sub-par

There’s room for improvement let’s say. I was hoping for a colour spray sunrise, but it was kind of a fizzer by winter’s standards.  Bondi’s surf has been lacking lately due to the unfavourable alignment of sand.  The shorey was full of weed, but a few hardcore frothers were out – hungry – hunting – as […]

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Crispy, winter warm light over the Buckler.

Ochre

I love this time of year.┬áThe 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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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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Swell lines from the beginning on this giant swell series

Semi/Normal

Today feels different; it feels close to regular times. Schools back full time, heaps of traffic as lots of people returning to work and most importantly, Aquabumps fresh photos resume. Yeah, I’m back on the tools shooting at sunrise, as I’ve done for more than two decades. The changes are scary and exciting…I’m just stoked […]

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