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Muggy

Good morning! Wasn’t it a humid one? It’s typical of this time of year, warm starts with cloudy skies. Makes for a good morning swim. Waves – yeah, there were a few. It is still on the small side, 1 to 2 foot. I have good news, though, I reckon we will get a small […]

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Blake Thornton connecting nicely on a north wind swell

Grey Suits

The shark alarm cleared North Maroubra this morning around 6am. Rumor has it, there is a friendly shark looking for a few mates in the lineup. He’s been around all week the local boys tell me. Do you get out when you hear the alarm? Comment here. With a new north wind swell, there are a […]

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Melt

Oh boy it’s damn hot… It’s gunna hit 38 degrees today which is the hottest day in a couple of years. Tools down…hit the beach kids. It’s just perfect. The hot weather will continue until Sunday. Surf was dismal at Bondi, NE swell so you need to go somewhere that loves the north summer swells […]

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Change

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a sky full of clouds. The rain even cut short my shoot today, so there are 6 images not 12 in this batch. The waves are over head high and kinda chunky. The early morning high tide made it very wobbly. Should improve on a lower tide (I […]

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Zest

The swell has gone and it doesn’t look like it will return until the weekend. Overall the next 10 days looks very small. Where have those booming autumn swells gone? Incredible day outside. There was a chill in the air. 1 foot. For the next two weeks these updates will be sent from a boat […]

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Prime

Right now so many places will be lighting up. It’s a south swell with a tiny bit of East in it. Super light winds, warm water and 4-5 footers – what else do you need? It’s not often my morning shoot is cut short by a surf. I just had to get out there and […]

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Malfunction

The forecast was for decent waves this morning (4ft+). Last night it started to kick. At 4am I was getting a little excited at the thought of shooting waves over head high and waited for light. In the dark I checked Coastalwatch’s up-to-date take on conditions and it said 32 foot and offshore. Wow…even more […]

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It’s gonna blow

All nice’n’neat’n’calm down the beach this morning. Stark contrast to the monster that is about to unleash tomorrow. At 7am today you’ve got waist to shoulder high waves on a fun little bank at Bondi. Bondi likes this size, being small, it won’t handle it tomorrow. The sunrise was a beauty. Real shiner…spraying hues of […]

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Brrr

Don’t be fooled by the sunny weather – is pretty chilly outside (7) – and it’s only going to get colder as this week progresses. Some arctic air is being pushed up by a low off Tassie…so the first weekend of the ski season should have something to slide on. Down at Bondi it all […]

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Like

4 things I like about today: 1. The surf is clean as the wind has kicked around to the north (2 ft) 2. The sun was out, albeit brief 3. The cold air blew off most of the crowds for the early. I still haven’t regained feeling in my fingers though. 4. I had many […]

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Deus

Bondi is on-snore today. The howling southerly is still with us making mince of anything rolling in. At least it’s not crowded and there is the odd 2-3 peak. Sometimes the wind can put up a little lip at Bondi…a nice change from fattie Bondi. Clouds and rain will clear by lunch, winds will swing […]

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Stealth

A mini-stealth swell has been sneakin’ under the radar all week.  Today is no exception with 1-2 footers in the corner…bit weak…but surfable (and crowded). The water is gold…warmer than norm and clear. Go swim. Offshore all day…max 21 degrees. Summery morning with thousands of morning exercisers and the odd passed out dude…ah yes, Bondi […]

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Corner delights

Ideal conditions for Bondi this morning – and everyone is onto it. Big hungry crew frothing over 3 footers in the southern corner. Gentle side/offshore winds (SSW)…sun is shining…water is reasonably warm and everyone is due to head into the office soon. A good time to paddle out… This swell will progressively get smaller into […]

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