Berg's sunrise, before opening and filling

Circadian Rhythm

They say getting up early and exposing yourself to first light, the warmest light of the day is good for your circadian rhythm. It kicks your body clock into gear and helps regulate your sleeping patterns. I’m actually writing about a topic I have no real knowledge of so let’s just leave it at that! I […]

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What's the time Uncle Joel?

Irriguous

Hot and muggy one, and it’s only getting hotter. That’s something to be excited about. Good to see loads of crew enjoying our weedy waters down Bondi. Small waves, dribbles really, yet contestable. Take a high volume surf craft. Tomorrow, oh boy, tomorrow…hot hot hot! Water has warmed up as, shed some rubber. :: uge, […]

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Tight pack loving the morning radiation

Ray Bake

Today is the best day of this week. The weather is outstanding. I’m excited. It’s going to hit 26 degrees, and the sun is out to dry out Sydney. Yes! I didn’t see any waves over 1 foot this morning, so grab the mal, a brolly, a wettie (water is cold) and spend the arvo down the beach. […]

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Franco dancing down the line

Rip+

There’s a fantastic (tiny) rip bowl at Bondaka, but hell, that rip has something on it. The entire beach is draining between two tight banks, spewing out to sea. I had to shoot in waist-high water to anchor me to the bank. Otherwise, I would be doing the Sydney to Hobart. Be mindful it’s only […]

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Watch our latest short film all shot on my phone

Anarchy

Firstly, it’s Friday, so yes, I have a little film from Avalon for you all shot on my Google Pixel 2 phone. Watch Secondly, Bondi has waves. Yes, surfable conditions are upon us! (1 to 2 foot) A vast, frothing, wave deprived crowd are all over it as well. Even with those super cold devil […]

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Set a drift, Bondi beach 7am this morning

Rest

It was a massive weekend in Bondi for waves, sun, crowds, antics and activations.  Waves – all weekend we had super fun waves, but the swell has gone baby gone now. Sun – yesterday was a cracker beach day, hope you got some. Felt like peak summer heat. Crowds/Antics – my gosh, Bondi was a […]

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Reef lines, Southern Bondi Beach 7am

Ghostlines

Today is a case of ‘should-a-got-up-early’. Looking out the window as I type this, it’s grey and gloomy. At 6 am we had a few brightly coloured clouds and plenty of nice light to shoot. The waves were not crash hot, mainly due to the absence of sandbanks and a incompatible mid tide. I feel the […]

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Human torpedo, K-RON

Drifting Low

It is Friday, so watch my latest video piece, this time a 2 minute summary of my recent hangs in Hawaii. WATCH NOW A drifting low-pressure system down south is creating some strong westerly winds in Sydney today. Mid arvo it’s going to really blow. West winds are typically cold – which is why the […]

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Bondi's finest small wave shredder, The Great Kowalski

Beiber

Justin Beiber was in Bondi yesterday. Shirtless. Inked. Parading. The word is that he’s here to shop at Louis Vuitton’s pop-up store on Roscoe, others say he’s here for a Hillsong mega conference. I thought he was looking for some Aquabumps prints from the gallery…but we all know why he’s here…our new Ferris wheel. It’s […]

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Slide

It’s currently 31 degrees and about to scorch at 35 degrees. Not a bad first day of summer hey? It’s Tuesday, a little early in the week to play hooky, but it’s quite simply an immaculate beach day (sans surf). Waves broke tiny circa uno pede. Bring your mal, your mullet, your foamie, your boogs, […]

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Manic

With hot weather comes silly season. Bondi is the epicentre of all things silly. As soon as the mercury passes 30 people flock to the joint, baby oil and all.  At 6am today the beach was full. Bootie camps flourished, photoshoots snapped, reboot meditation ooommmed, mal riders ran each other over, SUP-ers dominated, swimmers got […]

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Emerge

I’m not sure how much longer the water can remain warm and clear…but I’m loving it. Can’t get ‘nuf of it. After a long night of kids screaming nothing beats hanging down under the waves, where it’s all quiet. If only I could hold my breath for hours! The waves look OK too…waist to shoulder […]

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M O R N I N G

Some mornings it can be a punish peeling out of bed before the sun rises. You’d think after 15 years of daily dawn photography I’d have it down. I’m human. I need a java hit to switch the brain into gear and steer me in the general direction of the beach. As I rolled down […]

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