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Bucketing

It looks like we’ll hit the quota of 120 millimetres of rain today! Oh man, it’s bucketing down. Think of the good side – the Bondi Parking Cops won’t be patrolling, the garden is loving it and I’ve put my car out on the street for a free wash. The downside – I just can’t […]

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Coogee Beach pastels, 6:15am this morning

Finally…thanks Gita.

After a waveless summer, we have something decent to talk about. The much-hyped tropical cyclone Gita is pushing down some swell. Bondi was unsurfable…but East or North facing beaches had a head high wave this morning – which should get better and bigger all weekend. Super clean conditions at sunrise, which now have some SE winds […]

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Coogee baths, sunrise this morning

2034-2035

Well, well…I’m back in town, and the incredible Autumn conditions prevail. How nice! We’re talking perfect NW offshores, building east swells and glorious sunshine. This morning I left the postcode to wander through 2034 and 2035, (that’s Coogee and Maroubra’s postcode). Everyone is up early and enjoy the good run of warm weather and water. […]

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Mild to Wild

Partly cloudy, chilly morning down the beach (8 degrees at sunrise). I am happy to report there’s waves (2-3 footers). Kinda wild waves today…breaking randomly. There seems to be a bit of junk on it, early. I’d surf it though… Today there might be a few showers, mostly fine on the weekend. King Kelly Slater […]

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Antithesis

After a string of glorious hot beach days we now have the complete opposite. She’s all cooled down now. The fat high pressure system providing hot conditions has blown out to sea revealing a much cooler low that is now sitting over us. Winds are onshore and the surf is a mess. Yesterdays massive crowd […]

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Into the Wild

Well that was a wild night in Sydney. I hope you found your Sulo bin this morning, probably hanging down the end of the street with all the others. Trees have fallen over and sand dunes have been created in the Bucketlist. Crazy times. It’s been raining, solidly for about 12-15 hours now. The garden […]

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Chunks

The swell is plentiful and coming from the south. It’s solid, like 6-8 foot at exposed beaches. Very few places around here can hold such swell so you need to fire up the whip and get out of town. The weather is immaculate, no clouds and just a chilly offshore. There is another swell backing […]

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Pebble

After all that recent wind the ocean is pretty unsettled. The good news is that there is swell, SE, head high, sometimes a tad bigger. The winds are offshore finally (NW) so hopefully the surf will get better as the day progresses. This morning I followed local lifeguard and pro surfer Blake Thornton around…searching for […]

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M O N O

Ok…so this morning wasn’t the prettiest I’ve seen. The skies have gone all mono…the waves are bigger but very messy and she’s a little damp. Other than that…it’s perfect! Tomorrow the winds will kick around and clean up Bondi…the skies will still be cloudy until Friday. Have a great day. :: ugio

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Colours of Bondi

Hello 2013. This will be the 14th year that Aquabumps has been operating. How about them apples? To kick this year off we were blessed with a magic beach day. Hot, crowded, sharky and waveless @ Bondi. Just how I like it for my chopper shoots. I was up there in the sky looking for […]

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11 Seconds

The swell charts show a swell of 11 seconds, but there’s no height behind it unfortunately. What that translates to is a flat beach, but every 15-20 minutes 1 lone set wave will roll through at 1-1.6 foot. There was a queue of 6 longboarders patiently waiting for that lone set. Other than that it’s […]

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