Ed Cunningham, single fin, set wave, rake

⚡Bonus Sections

Well…hello. What’s this? A little spike in swell? Bondi had fun waves around the shoulder high range this morning. Very slow and inconsistent, but worthy of a surf. It’s from the dead south – so Bondaka would be showing the most fruit. Chilly 10 knots of westerly will freeze the tootsies on the way back […]

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Benny Buckler and a textured sky

HI-RES

Quiet, warm, small, still… That’s how I’d summarize this morning. Some cool textures in the sky…but that’s about it! All these images, including the long lens shots, are taken with a Phaseone Trichromatic 100mp setup. Not a new camera, something I’ve had in my kit for decades, but usually only rip it out for tripod […]

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Stab in the dark, Bondi Beach 6:45am

Straighty 180

There’s plenty of south swell around but absolutely NO banks for them to break on. Oh my, it’s straight az. I’m talking the world’s greatest closeouts – you’d barely get a chance to get to your feet before it shuts down on you. Shame, as it was offshore and head high on sets – good […]

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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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My latest film, all shot on my Google Pixel 2 phone

Hi-Def

Hurro, It’s Friday so let’s kick off with a short film, from last month’s boat trip in the salubrious Mentawais, all shot on my phone (Google Pixel 2). Secondly, I owe you an apology. Up until today, you’ve been viewing my images in low-res, lo-def, 1990’s blurry resolution. So if you have a fancy Retina, […]

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Watch a tight 1 min movie from my recent trip to Tahiti

Bondi Storm

Today’s storm was giving me a bit of a hard time on my morning dawdle. The rain was intermittent, winds were howling onshore 20-30 knots. The beach was pretty empty – the surf was terrible. It will be like this for a couple of days so hang in there and be productive. If there is […]

Aquabumps Tahiti Video 2018
One of my favourite spots in the world, Waimea jump rock (Shot Aug 8. 2017)

The Rock

A L O H A. How are you? I haven’t posted in a while and you’ll probably figure out why when you see these photos. I’m in Hawaii. (A.K.A. The Rock) My family and I come here a lot, but we’re normally based on the North Shore and in winter. It’s summer here now and […]

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Chris Chicken Little, set heaven

Four to Five

Well, Alluelia…looky what we have here today. S W E L L. The good stuff. Stuff from the south and around 4 foot. A small was crowd enjoying the fruits of a new swell at sunrise. The offshores were keeping it neat and tidy, and sometimes hollow. So good to see swell after a rather […]

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Heading out

Corker

Yet again, another winter corker. Fortunately, the swell spiked up a bit. Clean air, clear skies, warm water – the whole bit. I’ve got this week’s Episode 3 ready to go, all filmed around here by yours truly. Every Friday I will try to release a short film summarising the week just gone. Grab a cuppa, […]

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Adrian Shortland snug inside, Mentawais

Indo Magic

I won’t mess with words, Indonesia has been pumping this week. Why so good? Well, there’s been a constant supply of swell. Nice long period stuff all the way from the roaring forties down near Antarctica. Most days are 4 foot plus with a few beefy 8-10 foot days this week. Broke 2 boards in […]

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New Year’s Day Hi Res

Hello 2016 you good thing. Welcome to a brand new year of Aquabumps. Our 17th year of operation (and I am not THAT old – obviously). The first shoot I took on for the year was hovering 1,000 feet above Bondi and Coogee on New Year’s Day. It was an incredible beach day and the […]

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APPA

Good morning. There’s some little waves around the traps, Bondi was 2 foot and fat. I’d surf it, probably on a fat board though…something wider than 19 inches to be exact. Tomorrow should be bigger but it could be a lil’ junkie with a trailing SE wind and short interval (5 secs). APPA Awards – […]

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