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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Tyson Millar. He's 6'5" - just so you can gauge size of the wave

Diamonds in the Rough

It’s cleaned up a lot and still pretty sizey. I saw sets in the 4-5 foot range at South Bondi. The swell is now from the SE, and we have favourable winds from the WNW direction at 8 knots. The ocean still has plenty of wonk from its recent agitation – well, it has been […]

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Nice peeler, Bondi

Happy Mondays

G’day. It’s backed off this morning – we anticipate the swell to come back in strong. Tonight you’ll see some monster surf out there. Unfortunately, it’s flanked with seriously strong winds around 35 knots of SSW. A few protected corners would have something for you to surf – but it’s going to be quite wild […]

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Prickly Silver-back, Bondi

Tubular

The moons have aligned, the winds have calmed, the seas have settled. Bondi was looking pretty tasty at sunrise with hollow opportunities running on multiple banks. But…as the tide flooded in, quality dropped and it looks very straight now. (Which is confusing as normally high tide has better waves). So there was a little window […]

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Luke Adam, rail slide

Grins

A lotta happy campers are rolling around Bondi at the moment. Grins ear to ear. Why? Yesterday arvo the wind blew offshore, and there were waves to be had… I couldn’t believe how quickly the ocean when from a manky mess to groomed lines, 4-5 footers. Yeeeha! Today, it’s dropped gears and the early morning […]

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Surfacing

Underside

I reckon you’ve got about one month left of our current salubrious conditions before it shifts. April 7 daylight savings will end, the water will cool down…the humid mornings will have a chilly bite and you’ll have to dust off the wettie. Enjoy the now. It’s so good. Even without waves, a morning swim will […]

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I reckon you could fit a couple more. Good to see everyone going right on a left!

Happy Mondays

Mondays are different from all the other days in the week. Everyone is serious about work so the beaches are relatively quiet. It was a chilly start to the week (only 9 degrees at sunrise). The water will be a bone-rattling 16. There is some fun (small) waves about as the weekend’s swell is on the decline. […]

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The Bondi Skatepark with a new coat of paint! Fancy.

The Junkyard

There’s a little 2 foot, ok, maybe the odd 3-foot wave down at Bondi. The Sou-easterly winds are in early and corrupting wave quality. Onshore junk would be a good description. It’s surfable…and the sun has just come out properly. The waves are going to be small all week. The good thing is it’s gonna […]

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Ejector, Bondi

Heaps

Heaps of swell around from the SSE. Bondi came alive this morning with a constant supply. If only the banks were better… Combo this with North winds and you’ve got a fun day ahead (especially Mondays when everyone is chained to the cubicles). Here is your brief of what you need to know: Tiny surf […]

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Yesterdays bay closeouts have gone, and it's a manageable 4 foot.

8 -> 4

It may not be 8 foot out there, like yesterday, but there is still waves to be surfed. I reckon it’s only 3-4 foot now, from the south. The NW winds are cleaning up everything – this morning is ideal for a session. Paddle out if you can. The next 7 days look small. Today […]

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Bondi beach, 7am today, 1st light and 1st wave I saw

The Big Boys

There is a new long period south swell rocking Sydney as I write this. Oh boy, it’s big! On paper, it was hard to determine what actually would happen this morning. 2-metre swell, 15 second period. It’s the period that was the X factor. I knew it would be good, but I didn’t realise it would […]

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Wild horses at Bondi Beach Australia!

Pronto

The swell has finally kicked and the winds are a gentle SW offshore. Bingo! It’s starting to get a bit big for our fickle Bondi sand banks, but there’s a few worth riding earlier today. Out the back is quite fat, shoreys looked super hollow and fun. Waves in the 4-5 foot range (10am). It […]

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Tyson Millar, our gallery manager testing the waters

Window

Ah heck. At sunrise, Bondi was looking mighty fine in the wave department. I am talking proper…proper. When I saw the winds kicking offshore overnight (SW), and all that new (SE) swell, I knew it was going to be on for the early. I have no idea why I booked a 7:30 am meeting! Nuts! […]

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