A new UFO landing at South Bondi

Dutch Oven

It is the second day of summer and one of the coolest days in a while! Crazy. The smoke is back. You would’ve smelt it in the middle of the night and probably closed the windows. Really weird light and colours this morning as the atmosphere was filled with smoke. I didn’t quite know what […]

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Proper bottom turn on a proper set wave. Bondi

Rogue Chunks

Gee this swell really kicked in yesterday. Some wild chunks of water smashing into Bondi this morning. The Icebergs was smothered and swimmers were thrown into different lanes. South Bondi had a few, but they were quite rare and fickle. When they broke they’re in the 4-6 foot mark. Lots of water moving around making […]

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Morning meat, Bondi

You Bewdy

If I could bottle up a day like today and put it on the shelf, I’d label it “You bewdy” ’cause it’s a cracker of a day outside. I’m talking blaring sunshine, NO wind and 2-foot dribblers suitable for high volume wave riding vehicles. Ah yes, these are the days. The days to be outside […]

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South Bondi first light

Prodigal Son

I’m back. I’ve travelled far and wide this winter and had (and shot) so many incredible experiences. I always say this; it’s good to be home – Sydney is a fantastic place to live (especially when Spring is only 11 days away!). I’m staying put in Bondi now…until next winter. The sun is rising a […]

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Chris Friend, give him a little face, he'll rip it

Runners

It is much smaller today but much prettier. The sun was out, thankfully, as it’s a bit frosty sitting on the beach without solar power. I saw some fun Bondi runners at 1-2 foot range. The banks are sweet so you can flick out the odd turn. It’s far from pumping but definitely surfable. The […]

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Bronte Reef - heading out

Bunnies

Bronte Reef (AKA Bunnies) had a few sloppy head high waves this morning. A couple of adventurous souls out in the darkness, hunting, waiting optimistically. Winds are ESE 11 knots (onshore basically everywhere)…it’s not really a beach day! Sit back, relax, grab a cuppa, maybe watch a few of my mini films from better times. Check […]

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Storm brewing

Darko

Dark morning with heaps of low cloud. The surf looked a lot cleaner today but I didn’t see many good surfable waves – I reckon the 8:26 am high tide was killing it. Lower tides should be more fruitful. Like now (11:37 am as I tap out these fine words). Cooking ain’t really my thing […]

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Ah yesterday, wasn't that a treat. Bondi Beach around 2pm

Muggy

It is still surfable just not pleasurable. Take the mal for a spin as it’s dropped another gear overnight. Knee high waves were common, waist high sets rare. Clouds have crammed in over the bay and rain continues to threaten. Expect a few thunderstorms and rain overnight. It’s happening. The Bondi Single Fin Contest is […]

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Pop Up

Nice little surprise to find some waves down at Bondi this morning. At around 8am it seemed optimal. Little wind, shoulder high waves on a couple of banks. Not too fat. An hour later, around 9am it didn’t seem as good. Maybe that’s a sign to go to work. This week will roll like this: […]

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Ramble

Hurro. Like many recent days we once again have sun, waves and now warmer temps. I am wearing shorts today and the my twigs are gonna see 24 degrees hopefully. There’s even a little wave on, the waist to chest high variety. Our newly renovated banks favour the right hander now. Good for the naturals. […]

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Darko

Good morning… The sun broke through super late as we edge closer to a time switch. There was a couple of floppy 2 footers around, not really worth getting excited over. You can feel the claws of winter in the morning air…it’s coming. See if you can swim faster than one of Australia’s most famous […]

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