Rain at Icebergs

Onshore Greys

The weatherman actually got it right today – heavy onshores with grey skies. Much cooler temps after a hot, beachy Monday. Onshore Bondi looks ugly but can be entertaining as 3-4 footers broke in the middle with some sufficiently clean faces to dance on. The best bit, the crowd – barely anyone out or on […]

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One way to wake up, a splash at Icebergs

Fickle

I was just about to write “An abundance of sunshine this morning – how good – as the forecast was for rain rain rain” – and then, it poured. Bucketed. Only for a minute. Enough for you to rethink your outdoor plan for today. It’s going to be a fickle week, mostly wet and onshore. […]

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Uncle Joel, 1st light carves

Paradiso

Spending time down the beach at the moment is a blissful experience. The water is so warm; it’s like a bath. Ok, let’s ignore the plague of Bluebottles for a moment. If you haven’t done so yet – go swim. Tomorrow we’ve got rain… The new ENE swell was meant to increase overnight, looks like […]

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Another amazing morning, Bondi beach

Groundswells

It was forecast to be small, but we were treated with a new solid SE groundswell. I saw waves well over head high on sets at sunrise. It’s still very straight, but hey, it’s breaking… It was a busy Bondi morning with everybody into their regular morning rituals. I’m always amazed at how many people […]

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Feeling nasally? Get tested. Bondi 7am

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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