Flyboy, Bondi 7am.

Silly Season

I’ve seen a lot at Bondi. For a beach that’s only 900 metres long – stuff goes down, and mainly this time of year, it gets nuts. #sillyseason So many people tell/ask me – it’s more nuts this year? Nah, I don’t reckon we just forget because of the break for COVID. It’s always been […]

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"The Paul" in black


It started dark and stormy, but now it is a gloriously warm, sunny day (28). Hit the beach! The NE winds are howling (22 knots), which is OK at Bondi because we can seek protection inside the coat of Benny Buckler. There’s head high surf, peaky (looks low interval and weak). Don’t have huge expectations. […]

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Door to door on my street - the man hunt - yesterday

Bondi Manhunt

Never a dull moment around Bondi. Yesterday arvo, whilst cooking my famous Beef Boganoff (Fusion edition), the police surrounded our houses along the street. I thought it must be the alluring scent of my culinary genius bellowing onto the road (again)—like when you wander past Belle’s chicken. MMMmmmmm. The POLAIR helicopter then parked directly above […]

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The motherland. Bondi

Bondi Magic

Bondi is famous for its busy-day postcards. If you mention Bondi to anyone overseas, they ask, “Is that the crazy busy beach with the TV show?”. Ah-huh. Yeah, it’s busy down here, but not all the time. Like today – it’s empty, onshore and conducive to office work (and photos taken on better days). The […]

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Ed Ryall, dancing on the lip before popping out a finbox


Finally, it’s gone offshore and there’s treats down the beach. Bondi was super fun at sunrise, with twin peaks feeding off a solid rip. Swimming with a camera was good exercise! Plenty of loops. How big? Shoulder with a few rare bombs overhead high. Crowds? Nah, not busy really for Bondi. Sun? Ah-huh. Yeah baby. […]

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Paradise! Saturday at North Bondi


Bondi Beach was busting at the seams over the weekend with activity. Wow, there was so much going on – I was glad to see a quiet, rainy beach day today to give it a break. So what did you miss? The Australian Open of Surfing finals were held at Bondi yesterday in the worst […]

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The little creeps were all over it this morning. Jetty pocket snap


It’s quite tiny but surfable. A shallow bank was putting on some pockets for the mini-humans to stab. Not much above chest high. It was clean, dark and cloudy earlier, but that cleared by around 7ish. 27 degrees today, yeah! The Australian Open of Surfing – Better Beer Open: Grand Finals are being held on our […]

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Swim to Manly and back, then 20 pushies. A'right


There is a small easterly swell in town, and some of it is chugging in Bondi. It’s weak, 1 foot, maaaaaybe 2 foot and very crowded at sunrise. From here on, we’ll see a steep increase in human activity at Bondi as we progress into summer fun times. There is a 70% chance of showers […]

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Bondi lines, 7am


I spoke to a visitor from Manila this morning, Aaron. He’s like, “Bondi’s hectic, can everyone calm down!” Hahaha. To me, it was dead quiet this morning. Mondays always are. People gotta work! Well, Mondays, at least. Tourists are starting to come back to Bondi, and I think this summer is going to be a […]

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Bondi - rammed!


Sydney was graced with a special kinda weekend, small (yet fun) waves and exquisite weather. Today is no exception; it’s another cracker. Yesterday, the beaches of Sydney were packed, and to double that, Sculptures drew its usual crowds. Bondi was a hive of activity. Wow. Monday 6am, all back to normal, quiet days. I saw […]

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Still good supply of swell, just a bit junkie today

Glory Dayz

Today’s not yesterday. Yesterday was kinda pumping. Today’s still got waves, but it’s got junk on it and I only rate surfing 3/10 – but it’s 10/10 for a morning swim. Reviewing all the beaches from my bike, I barely saw anyone ride a decent wave. Perhaps it’s the 6:00 a.m. low tide making it […]

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Light dance, 6:45am


There’s a cool south change arriving tonight after a roasting 32-degree banger. It’s a beautiful down here, in Bondi, right now. This glorious morning had everyone up early for sunrise, enjoying the fruits of warmer weather. We’ve even got a new south swell that feels like a long period set, chugging in Bondi with overhead […]

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This man surfs more than 10. Darren, again scores the cover


Today, we’ve got a dead south swell with onshore SE winds. It didn’t look appealing this morning at sunrise. Only a few frothers out, optimistically hunting a clean face on the head-high sets. I rarely saw anyone catch anything worth photographing. If you’ve ever been curious about Kelee Meditation and want to understand more about […]

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