Ross Jones Pool, Coogee

Flat Earth.

It’s flat az. It’s a lake. It’s so flat you could mistakenly think that you just woke up in The Med. It’s rare to see our ocean this flat and energyless. Surfing – ha!Swimming – ah-huh! It was a glorious spring morning with a chill in the air. The west winds always bite deep. Those […]

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The family dropping into my office this morning

Lake Bondi

Probably the first real summery vibing morning of the season – warm, muggy, waveless and a gang still partying from last night trying to swim in their jeans. Ah yes, the real Bondi silly season is back! What a cracker of a weekend huh? Spectacular weather. Bondi was virtually flat this morning. It’s gonna hit […]

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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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Ross Jones Memorial Pool

Kougee

Sydney is flat, so I decided to visit the (typically) flat water beach of Coogee. Coogee is an Aboriginal word, but Google is telling me it has a few different meanings. 1 study on the name ‘Coogee’ refers to it as the “Smelly place” due to the rotting seaweed on the beach. Another search reveals […]

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Drifter, Bronte Pool 6:30am

Swim holes

I toured most of the beaches of the east this morning, I didn’t see a wave break with a human on it. Now that is saying something…needless to say, this week has been lacking in waves for surfers around here. A lot of grumpy people because of it! Let’s hope next week is more fruitful. […]

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Birds flying south, Maroubra

Drive-Thru

A special kind of morning with an abundance of sunshine, gentle offshores and a small chugging nor-east swell. I decided to roam the local neighbourhood, looking for untrodden territory for Aquabumps. I found myself loitering around the Coogee – Maroubra region. Like Bondi, Coogee’s coastal walks were choccas as the WFH revolution continues. Nobody seems […]

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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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Clovelly plate

Grounded

What a special autumn sunny day outside. Amazing. I haven’t been in the air in quite some time, and I’m having withdrawals! There is nothing quite like dangling out of a hovering tin can, standing on the skids, scouring the land for unique and unusual formations. You get a different take on the world—a birdseye […]

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Ross Jones Pool, Coogee

Reminisce

We can all do with a bit of nostalgia this morning. Life has changed for all of us, no matter where you reside. Have you settled into a new @home routine? It’s a weird time – I know. One of my brothers is doing bicep curls with laundry detergent bottles (odd), my wife is doing […]

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Bronte after a good pool clean in Feb

Precipitation

How good is the rain! Glorious rain! It is bucketing as I write this post. Not great for my morning photos though… Spike, my 6-year-old, sat in Bondi car park with me this morning, wind wipers blazing, cameras at the ready, 1-2 foot dribblers “Daaada, I want to take over Aquabumps…I wanna take photos…” (music […]

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Hot concrete, Clovelly

Cascade

When it rains it pours. So many smiling faces in the rain. Byron has scored 272mm in the past 24 hours, that’s nearly a half-century record. Bryon town is flooding. At 12pm today in Sydney we’ve had 110mm since it started yesterday. There’s plenty more to come as 400mm is predicted over the new few […]

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Bronte Pool, fresh from a recent clean

Pretty | Ugly

It’s Monday and an ugly beach day, after a very pretty beach weekend. Why so happy? Because there’s water falling from the sky! And a fair bit of it! Yes, we have rain. Patchy it may be, but I’ve never been so damn excited to see rain. This week we have more coming…just hope it […]

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AQUABUMPS CF001823 Mar-11-2019

Coogee

I ventured out of the Bondi bubble this morning and landed into the flat waters of Coogee. We had some light at sunrise which was then smothered but a southerly around 8am. Waves are tiny, 1 footish. It was much better on the weekend. Hope you got some! Reminder, I’m selling a large format photo […]

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