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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Tyson Millar, throwing the big frame around at South

Dawn Currents

Our constant supply of East swell got a spruce up this morning. I saw waves over head high at Bondi, but around the corner at exposed beaches will be much, much bigger. Nice! I choose to swim with my camera, which proved difficult as the rip currents were on turbo, not allowing me to connect […]

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Oasis in the desert

Melt.

The heat from the weekend was stifling – wasn’t it? Today’s cooling southerly is a pleasant sight. Saturday night was the hottest November evening on record – not dipping below 25. I would even say it was too hot to go to the beach on Saturday! What? Yeah, the early forties can make you very […]

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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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Tyson, our gallery manager, at it again

Hal-see-uhn

Today’s the first post from Autumn, yep, summers’s over. A sigh of relief throughout the rural areas with a bushfire threat. It’s still pretty hot as we climb to 32 degrees today. Sensational Bondi morning with gentle West offshores and a new south groundswell. I think the winds will go onshore around 3pm, so an […]

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Rain coming...

Road Kill

I nearly got run over by a car twice this morning on my way to the Aquabumps HQ. That’s not a bad morning really, sometimes it’s more. The first time was someone running a stop sign on Gould, the other was 100 metres on…where crosswalks seem to mean floor it and try to collect something […]

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Loggin' in for the morning, Bondi

Logging

It was another calm, warm, sunny morning down at Bondi. Waves are limping in around 1-2 foot with a few banks putting on a mal wave. The beach was packed before sunrise, which is now rising late (6:40am). Some decent colour patches in the skies as many grabbed a coffee and watched the new day […]

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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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Sunrise at the good old 'Bergs

Cooling Change

Quite a cold start to the day (now 12 degrees). Very different to yesterday. Is winter back? We have an overnight south change to blame, but thankfully it’s producing some waves in the 3 – 4 foot range. Looks kinda fun for surfers – bit random and junkie, but there’s the odd diamond out there. […]

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Balayage - getting my tips done! Bondi

Turbulence

At first light, I swam out the back of Bondi dragging a camera. It was a mistake; I ended up swimming against a rip for an hour. So much water moving around in the bay. I would get sucked out to sea, then across to The ‘Bergs, and then back out again! After 5 laps in […]

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