Unleash, Byron Bay


The ocean looked hectic and confused this morning. It was meant to be mental big, like 8-10 footers, but apparently, the low changed direction and resulted in multiple swells, all at once, from a few directions and only 4-5 foot. Hectic. I was in my car with wet weather gear, ready to go north, no […]

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North Coaster

Our run of swell continues up here in Byron. Winter has been good to us. I wouldn’t say it’s cranking up North, it’s dropping, but there are a few options around The Cape. The big-name points are drawing many, as the back beaches remain rogue. I can see Sydney is still being lashed by lousy […]

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Surfing country waves, love that backdrop

Country Waves

The skies are blue, and swells are pumping at the most easterly point of Australia – Cape Byron. Overnight the monster swell dropped a few gears and now exposed beaches are 3-4 foot (sometimes bigger). Protected points aren’t showing much more than 1 footers – but it’s 20 degrees and a beach day! Sadly Tallows […]

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Kyuss King (I think). Shacked at Lennox


There’s a heap of chunk to the bump today. It’s wild. Up here in Byron there’s only a select few breaks that can handle such large swells (that also have protection from the howling winds). Since last night my phone has been lighting up with msgs from frothing man grommets, wondering where to surf in […]

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The Pass, Byron Bay - an icon

Cape Calm

Like most of Sydney, I’ve driven north to Byron. It’s busy here. It’s a combo of COVID hangovers, school holidays and some pretty tasty mild winter’s weather. The swell is small; The Pass trickles in at around 0.5 to 1ft – head high for my son Spike. Conditions are gonna change – as an intense […]

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Where the bush meets the sea, The Pass, Byron


I guess that regional travel will open up soon. Surely it’s on the list aye Gladys! (I have so much trouble with her surname).  Surely, soon, very soon, you’ll be able to load up the wagon with boards, and light up the highway – tunes cranked, arm on the door, ready for a surf adventure. […]

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The Pass, Byron

Far North

Yeah, I’m still in Byron. Sensational place.I spent about an hour writing this amazing post of 10 things you should know about Byron – but, somehow, somewhere, I lost it. Dog ate it. WordPress engulfed it (not happy). You’d think after writing over 6,000 of these posts I’d have it down. Obviously not. I’d usually […]

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Fanging down the line, finless


The Arakwal called this meeting place ‘Cavvanbah‘, which was the name of the settlement until 1894 when it became Byron Bay. Captain Cook originally named Cape Byron after Admiral Byron, not after his nephew the poet Lord Byron. Byron Bay enjoys a subtropical climate with hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters. It’s mild, temperate climate makes it a perfect joint to hang out for most of the year. […]

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The Cape Byron Lighthouse

Byron Charms

Just mention the word ‘Byron’ and you’ll get a reaction from people. Words like ‘busy’, ‘lost it’ ‘exquisite’ and ‘paradise’ come up a lot. Some people adore the place, some people loathe it for its hustle. I’m here in peak season, yeah there are people around (lots from Bondi), it’s got young energy, but the […]

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The Pass, Byron Bay. Since the 60s this has been a longboarders heaven.

Da Pass

It’s been nearly four weeks since I’ve picked up a camera. Let’s call it a digital detox + long service leave combined. I’ve been posting up this daily Aquabumps thing for nearly 21 years now, so a little ‘tools down’ really freshens things up.  I’m going to surface here, beautiful Byron Bay in peak summer. Yes, we’re back on! […]

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Pass jiving. Byron

Double Demerits

Hey, happy new year! 2019 is your year – I know it. Like many people from Sydney, in particular Bondi-ites, we made the summer pilgrimage to the magical Cape Byron. It’s a decent drive and the major A1 upgrade is only half finished – I still can’t believe all that traffic funnels through 50km/hr zones and tiny single lanes. Hectic. […]

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Log-heaven, The Pass, Byron Bay

A Day in the Bay

Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out. Yes, I’m in the herbal regions of Byron Bay today. The most ironic thing about Byron is that it’s manic – it’s busier than Bondi! The most easterly point of Australia juts out into the Pacific – with an enormous bay on one side (Byron Bay). This unique setup […]

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The south storm has arrived in Byron Bay, blackening the skies and bringing a new wind. Quite the contrast to the impeccable last 7 days. I’m hoping it kicks up a bit of swell as it’s been small. Today is the last update from Byron. Hope you’ve enjoyed something a little different. Cheers, :: Uge […]

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