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Soak

Sunshine – yes – soak it up. Waves too, much smaller than yesterday. 2-3 foot, clean. Yesterday I was surfing with a just a couple others. This morning at sunrise – gridlock. WOW. Packed. A ding repairers heaven. Have you checked out the slabby new surf lake in Queensland? Looks fun. :: uge

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Steps

Flat light

Normally I’m not into flat, bland light – but seeing we’ve had a mostly cloudless year with stark contrasty light – it’s a refreshing change! Waves: odd grovel weak peak. Go swimming Weather: its cleared and a cracker – booya. In Aquabumps Gallery we’ve got our all-new Winter Edit 2018 hanging. All images shot on my many […]

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Mickey Malouf, a man grommet, finding the wave of the day at Bondi

Moments

It’s been a testing time to be a surfer in Bondi. The sandbanks could not possibly be any worse. Even with swell, we can’t seem to get a wave to break in a decent fashion. High tide it seems to push right up onto the shoreline and dump, right on the dry sand. On low […]

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Shacked, this is what you see. Bondi Beach 7am

Salty

I coulda swore the forecast was for small waves this morning. What a nice surprise to see 3-4 footers at Bondi – YES! It was a different kinda morning. Water moving around everywhere, dragging me with it. I shot the left that turned into a right. Rights that turned into burgers. Then a few lefts […]

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Wide

What a good looking day outside. It’s going to be a hot one. 33 degrees forecasted. Few waves too! Bondi was 2-3 foot but that banks have been destroyed by the ‘dozer. You can catch fluffy fat things out the back or try your luck on a closing out shorey. The reef has some…but it’s […]

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Radiant

It’s days like these that make my job an absolute pleasure. Na it’s not 4-6 foot and pumping nor is Jon-Jon doing alley oops in the south. It’s just small with nice light and warm conditions. Bondi hosted a few peaks, better suited to the longboard variety. Everyone was out there with a big smile. […]

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Clean

Another immaculately sunny day here in Sydney. How good is it? The beach was packed early. Probably one of the busiest 6am’s I’ve seen. Humans littered the beach from South to North. Boot camp, Re-boot camp, soft sanders, swimmers, surfers, kids, mums, dads the lot! There was a tidy little right hander at 1st ramp. […]

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S E D U C E

Boy oh boy…it’s a real nice morning. The water is a seductive 20 degrees and surprisingly there are waves. The forecast was a little hard to understand, but I saw waves in the waist high to hairy upper lip range. Get wet! You are probably not getting much work done with the Pipeline Masters on […]

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C H O I C E

The good times continue to roll… The small SE swell is hanging in there and the Autumn light offshores are still blowing. Bondi had some good little bumps worth riding (shoulder high), serious crowd out for the early though. Warm water and sunshine always draw a crowd. The good weather will stay for days…but this […]

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LIKEY LIKEY

If you were to pick a week to take off from work, it would be this one. It’s all come together rather nicely. Summery weather, Luke warm bath water and a healthy supply of south swell and offshore breezes. Today is a cracker. Small, shoulder to head high waves suffering from morning high tide fatness […]

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S A V A G E

That was one hell of a storm that blew over on the weekend. Brutal. Saturday night I thought I was going to be roofless. The swell was rogue for most of the weekend and you needed to seek protected corners to find a wave. Balmoral and the harbour even had waves. The swell is dropping […]

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Squint

After a short 24 hour stopover in Torquay I’m back up in Sydney to greet the good weather and fun, small waves. Real nice morning, soaked with burnt orange rays and barely any wind. Huge crew out in the water before sunrise, apparently a lot of tourists dropping by for the day. Hungry pack with […]

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Solar deity

It’s official, today is one of the best days of the year so far… It’s a combination of warm water (24), 28 degrees on land and it’s Friday before a whole weekend of sunshine. Definitely time to hit the beach. Come see us in the Aquabumps gallery all weekend long if you’re down our way. […]

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