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Friday Thrills

Make sure you enjoy today – because the weather is about to turn. Yep, another violent low will arrive over the weekend, bringing rain, wind and big destructive waves. How big? Big. Tuesday expect 10-12 footers at exposed beaches. But this monster swell is a little different to last weeks version – it’s got a […]

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We've come thru the other side - but will there be a second wave?

Friday Swims

Swimming with my camera is one of my favourite angles, as I’m a part of the action – very invigorating! Not many forms of photography allow you to be up so close and involved, ducking under curly lips, together, with my subjects. The banks are pretty awful for surfing (closeouts), but they’re super shallow, putting […]

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Sunrise, small break in clouds

Sub-par

There’s room for improvement let’s say. I was hoping for a colour spray sunrise, but it was kind of a fizzer by winter’s standards.  Bondi’s surf has been lacking lately due to the unfavourable alignment of sand.  The shorey was full of weed, but a few hardcore frothers were out – hungry – hunting – as […]

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The Groms at Bronte have a crack on a rare set wave

Puny

It’s small as the swell switches origins from the nor-east to the south. Our clear winter skies also are changing, as clouds entered stage right and filled the skies by 9 am. It’s about to blow onshore – the rest of the day is going to be a workday. At home, of course. All this […]

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Nils just hanging in there

Outgoing

After days and days of swell, it’s gone small. Shows over. We’ve all had such a good time out there recently, the shoulders are sore and the work is piling up. Of course, Bondi is still surfable with chest-high sets limping into the bay. Winds are currently 12 knots from the north and the swell […]

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Breaking news, Icebergs is a crime scene

The Keg Thief

The Icebergs was shut down this morning. It’s a crime scene, apparently, there was a break-in at 3 am last night – I was hoping they ran off with that freshly built ugly addition to the entrance! No luck there. Maybe just a few a kegs for thirsty backpackers? Who knows. Everyone was a little […]

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New Caledonia Movie

Maundy

That’s a wrap on our New Caledonia trip, I’m back in Bondi today. If you’re chasing blue water, damn, it’s Fluro blue in New Caledonia. I thought that colour water only existed in the Maldives. New Cal is much closer (2hrs40mins to be exact)! Watch this video summary of our time there… Watch New Cal […]

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Back lit golds, looking towards North Bondi

Dozer Dumps

There’s heaps of chunk to the bump this morning. Wow, this new south swell is really drawing into Bondi hard. At sunrise, it was only 3-4 foot (when I shot), but I reckon there are 6-foot bombs out there now. The bigger ones are pretty much folding close (std Bondi). Amazing weather this week! 32 […]

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A colourful skyshow to kick off the week

Ripbowl Mania

South Bondi currently has a brutal, powerful rip bursting out to sea. If you want to educate people on what rips look like, ava look, it’s like a wild river rapid with churning water and surfers being sucked out to New Zealand. Bondi surfers love a rip bowl though, so be thankful. It’s also creating […]

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Joel, setting up for the big boff off the top

Treasure

This could be the earliest Aquabumps update – ever. Why? What the heck? Well, the Spring Equinox was only a few days ago, and there’s so much sunshine, early, that you could go for a surf, jog, ava coffee, skate in the bowl all before work. Daylight saving will shift on October 6, so you’ve […]

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Isaac, ridding a 12 foot log, cruising, Bondi

Refresh

Really nice, neat morning. Small waves, but peeling beautifully. 1 foot. No wind, glassy as. Clear underwater and reasonably warm for this time of year. Swell coming later today. Pray that comes to fruition, I am foaming for a surf. Happy Birthday Joely! :: uge  

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Taj Burrow - Ex Tour surfer

Surfaid Cup

Today the Usana Surfaid Cup is on at Bondi. Collectively we raised $100k for this great cause – how good is that! Our amazing Aquabumps readers, you, raised nearly $15,000 of that (the highest total of all 14 teams). Pat on the back, thank you so much. Greatly appreciate your generous support. The surf isn’t […]

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Andrew Weetman pushing that odd looking board to the limits

Wind Switch

It was onshore early but looks cleaner now. I think the winds are switching. The forecasted swell has arrived and waves are in the 2-sort-of-3 foot. It’s surfable, contestable, semi-enjoyable. Definitely not pumping. Maybe if this wind continues to drift to the North it will get cleaner and have more potential. I need your help. […]

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