Swim squad, South Bondi

Bondi Fire

Anything goes at Bondi; you never know what you’ll wake up to. Today’s entertainment wasn’t the ocean, but a gang of fire twirlers, spinning into the sunrise. Must be a fire circle convention or sumpin’. Just lucky it isn’t January when a fire was the last thing we wanted to see! The surf is dismal. […]

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On your marks

Home Sweet Home

I know, you’re sick of being home and want your old life back. We all do, you’re not alone. What a great time to learn something new! Every day I am trying to learn a new skill, mainly through Youtube. Just google anything, and I bet there’s a “How to…” video on it. Learn the […]

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Soon, soon she'll be full of water again and you'll be immersed

Free hugs?

Hi party people, after a few weeks of social dancing distancing, hiding in our homes, we could all do with a hug. Well, it’s illegal to hug anyone outside your family right now (!@#$ who’d thought I’d ever write those words). Usually, a hug fixes everything in the world! Remember Juan Mann?Back in 2004 hugging […]

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Icebergs under a slight northerly surface blow

Ocean Pools

New South Wales is the home of Australia’s unique ocean pools. There are over 100 salty, seaside pools built into rocky points and nooks in this state. Most of them built over 100 years ago. They were originally set up to provide safe swimming havens from our wild oceans and waves, maybe a bit of […]

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Golden light this morning at 7am

Let’s talk…

We’ve got a lot to talk about today. Listen up. There’s a little wave on, it’s only waist high+ but it’s an exquisite autumn sunny day. Rain coming tomorrow, so enjoy today. The WSL just postponed all pro-surfing events for March because of the virus. Wow. Over in Manly they’re gonna complete the Sydney Surf […]

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North Bondi Flags

Reversal

The weather has done a 180 from yesterday and now we have cooling south winds, onshore mank, and an empty beach. Good day to get some work done. You’re not missing much down here on the beach. Rain coming… I’m selling some of my Canon cameras on eBay. A 1dXMkII for someone who wants to […]

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Rain coming...

Road Kill

I nearly got run over by a car twice this morning on my way to the Aquabumps HQ. That’s not a bad morning really, sometimes it’s more. The first time was someone running a stop sign on Gould, the other was 100 metres on…where crosswalks seem to mean floor it and try to collect something […]

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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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Summer's Glow, Bondi Beach this morning

Strewth

Strewth! Good looking morning down there today. Subtle tints of pinks before the cooking sun rose. Going to be a very warm day (30) with very warm water. I reckon it’s 23 degrees in the brine (Sydney max’s out at 24-degree water). It’s like a bath! We had 2-3 ft waves, but the banks were […]

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Celeste Barber + Jessica Mauboy, celebrating 60 years of Vogue at Icebergs this morning

Flash Mob

The surf was disappointing this morning. Junkie 1-2 foot and onshore. It even rained a tiny bit which was positive. Pretty average conditions forecast for the next few days (surfwise). Vogue and Instafamous Celeste Barber hosted a flash mob at Icebergs this morning, celebrating 60 years of Australian Vogue. Always something crazy going on down […]

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The lost card…

I’m embarrassed to admit, I lost one of my memory cards from this morning shoot. Somewhere between the beach, skatepark, Bondi Beach Primary there’s a 64 gig SanDisk card floating around with my morning surfing shots. I still have SOME photos from another body, but the main bulk of the morning’s shoot has gone walkies. […]

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Tama lap runner

Brown Town

It’s everywhere you look – brown smoke choking Sydney as 112 bushfires continue to rage around the state. Someone on TV last night said it was like smoking 40 winnie blues. Just imagine what it’s like if you were closer to the fires. There was chunks of ash in the water at Bondi today! Hats […]

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Little waves through bin keyholes, South Bondi

Summery

Here’s a ‘summery’ of things you need to know about today: The day kicked off a little chilly, but it will beef up to a salubrious 26 degrees today. How do you like those apples? Even better, tomorrow will be another beach day with 28 degrees. Crank the baby oil. We have waves from the […]

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