6:20am, first light over the hill. Perfection

Primo

Unfortunately, yesterdays swell increase has already dissipated, and we’re back to knee to waist high waves. Winds are non-existent, and water surfaces are glassy. A massive pack of beginners were up north whilst south Bondi was relatively empty – due to a lack of rideable opportunities in wave shape. The mercury will tap 26 degrees […]

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Christopher Chicken Little

TUTTO BENE

What a nice morning in Sydney. Perfectly sunny, chilly and a new south swell to boot! Bondi was attracting waves over head-high this morning, and it looked like it was growing. The swell should peak today. A bulldozer has started work on the north end, moving sand back into the ocean from the recent swell […]

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Smothered in morning rayz, Bondi Beach Circa 2017

Two-Factor

One strange observation of COVID19 is the hackers/sp*mmmers are having a field day! My social channel comments range from money laundering advertisements to flirtatious women, offering…well…all sorts of stuff. Someone has hacked my twitter account yesterday (from Boston), and in seconds they’ve locked me out and changed everything (yes yes yes, I’ve logged tickets with […]

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Tyson, our gallery manager, at it again

Hal-see-uhn

Today’s the first post from Autumn, yep, summers’s over. A sigh of relief throughout the rural areas with a bushfire threat. It’s still pretty hot as we climb to 32 degrees today. Sensational Bondi morning with gentle West offshores and a new south groundswell. I think the winds will go onshore around 3pm, so an […]

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A colourful skyshow to kick off the week

Ripbowl Mania

South Bondi currently has a brutal, powerful rip bursting out to sea. If you want to educate people on what rips look like, ava look, it’s like a wild river rapid with churning water and surfers being sucked out to New Zealand. Bondi surfers love a rip bowl though, so be thankful. It’s also creating […]

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Joel, setting up for the big boff off the top

Treasure

This could be the earliest Aquabumps update – ever. Why? What the heck? Well, the Spring Equinox was only a few days ago, and there’s so much sunshine, early, that you could go for a surf, jog, ava coffee, skate in the bowl all before work. Daylight saving will shift on October 6, so you’ve […]

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Isaac, ridding a 12 foot log, cruising, Bondi

Refresh

Really nice, neat morning. Small waves, but peeling beautifully. 1 foot. No wind, glassy as. Clear underwater and reasonably warm for this time of year. Swell coming later today. Pray that comes to fruition, I am foaming for a surf. Happy Birthday Joely! :: uge  

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CP taking the log for a spin

Flipside

Ok, we’re back on regular programming today. The sun is out, the waves have returned, and it’s a sensational beach morning. Two sandbanks were putting out waist to shoulder high waves this morning. We’ve still had dregs from that NE swell, but a new SE swell seems to be filling in, which suits Bondi Beach’s orientation. […]

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Tough day to keep the pool clean at high tide, Icebergs

Moods

I spent the morning chasing light rays around Bondi. From 7 am we were morphing from a grey, multi-layered, dark cloudy morning to brilliant sunshine. Some spectacular moments so I cranked up the medium format 100-megapixel bad boy and shot some slow shutters. There is plenty of new swell. Waves are breaking in the 3-5 […]

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Morning rituals, Icebergs, Bondi Beach

Warmth

The mornings are getting warmer and the crowds growing as we slide in summer. Bondi is nuts in summer. Just watch the TV show! To my surprise, we have half decent waves in Bondi this morning. Its a junkie confused ocean, a lil’ onshore, with swell coming in from all directions, but there’s a head high […]

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Beau Walker lip grinds

El Junkyard

Perfectly ugly Bondi conditions – onshore, raining, empty. Waves around head high with some foaming peaks. It’s a roll of the dice, but you’d find some diamonds in the rough. Swell all week. Weather improves. Long period south swells later-ron. Nche wetsuits are having a massive sale – yep, 40% off everything.  Right now… go! This […]

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I reckon you could fit a couple more. Good to see everyone going right on a left!

Happy Mondays

Mondays are different from all the other days in the week. Everyone is serious about work so the beaches are relatively quiet. It was a chilly start to the week (only 9 degrees at sunrise). The water will be a bone-rattling 16. There is some fun (small) waves about as the weekend’s swell is on the decline. […]

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Not much doing down the beach this morning

Early Onshore

There was a promise of good waves this morning but I think the early onshores ruined the show. By 1st light, the Southerly has junkified most 3-4 footers at Bondi. Only a few hellmen paddled out – it looked terrible! Today is the last day you’ll hear me asking for a donation to my Aquabumps Surfaid […]

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