Unusual clouds and light this morning at Bondi Beach

Formations

A very hot muggy morning in Sydney – 22 degrees at sunrise. Cloudy at first, then started to clear with some very unusual light/cloud combinations. Beach was packed early. Always is on these hot ones. Expect 29 degrees today. Waves – yep, there’s some. It looked full on a higher tide. Should improve on the […]

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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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The old boat ramp, a treasured spot at sunset

RED CARDINAL

I’m backing the Red Cardinal in today’s Melbourne Cup. Only because Bondi Beach (who came 2nd last year) isn’t running. Who are you supporting? It’s going to be hot and muggy (31) for your Cup luncheon today. No, you’re not missing any action down the beach, it’s very overcast, sticky and 1-2 foot on the […]

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Good light and men in Lycra

Downgrade

Usually when there is a 13 second, 3-4 foot south swell and offshore winds I have some fantastic waves to shoot. The forecast was a dud – a nonevent – didn’t happen. I can hear the crowd booing, cars are being over turned on the streets and riot police on high alert. What happened? Where […]

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Reef lines, Southern Bondi Beach 7am

Ghostlines

Today is a case of ‘should-a-got-up-early’. Looking out the window as I type this, it’s grey and gloomy. At 6 am we had a few brightly coloured clouds and plenty of nice light to shoot. The waves were not crash hot, mainly due to the absence of sandbanks and a incompatible¬†mid tide. I feel the […]

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Chocolate swirls Clouds

Anti-Climax

I was getting all excited about today, put time aside to paddle out and sample some for myself… on paper, it looked good, offshore and building south swell (8 foot tonight). Benny from Coastalwatch was even classifying today in the ‘EPIC’ range. So there I was, waxing my 7’2″ Rhino (thinking I would be doing […]

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Twin Peaks, sunny today? Really?

Morph

If you stood next to me this morning on the beach (in the rain)…and I told you it was going to be perfectly sunny and 27 degrees today, you’d think I was a can short of a six-pack. Well, it’s true (Sunshine, not that I’m a can short). It’s gonna happen. 10 am onwards is […]

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We were given a little treat this morning...Bondi

Sky Show

First up, let’s wrap the week with a tiny 1-minute video called ‘PLUME’, all shot this week, around here. C’mon, you’re not that busy that you can’t watch 60 seconds of waves…taking your mind elsewhere. Ok now, let’s talk about this morning…it was such a weird one. It looked way too cloudy to have anything […]

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A really nice moment as the sun rose

Turning on…

A nice morning to wake up to 6-foot¬†waves in Sydney. The offshores are freezing though. Dress up for the occasion. It’s a south swell and a bit too big for Bondi, which was empty. Bondi can’t handle waves over head high – we need a reef for that. A few nooks and crannies around the […]

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The cloud formations were really quite something this morning

#CloudP*rn

Quite an interesting setup down the beach this morning. We had crazy, dark, puffy clouds on the south side, raw golden sunlight to the north. It lit up like a Christmas tree, for a minute or two around 7:20 am. Very cold morning, felt like around 8 degrees with a wind chill. Waves – very […]

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Bondi Beach, this morning, subtle hues

Bump

There was a little bump to surf this morning. It’s definitely not pumping. Let’s just call it surfable. Surfable with a very hungry pack on it. I have to admit, I thought it was going to be a hell of a lot better today than what I am seeing. On paper, it looked the goods. […]

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