Mal rider in the middle of Bondi

Groundhog Day

Still in your pyjamas? C’mon, it’s now midday. Ava shower at least and you can switch on video mode for your Zoom calls. It’s hard not to watch the 24-hour news at the moment. I’ve been trying to limit myself to 30-45mins a day…to keep the spirits up and be positive in such strange times. […]

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On your marks

Home Sweet Home

I know, you’re sick of being home and want your old life back. We all do, you’re not alone. What a great time to learn something new! Every day I am trying to learn a new skill, mainly through Youtube. Just google anything, and I bet there’s a “How to…” video on it. Learn the […]

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We're going back to Greece today!

Fitness First

You can leave your house if you’re going to work, seeing the Doc, food shopping, visiting your romantic partner(s) (a few of my mates making a few stops) OR EXERCISE. Oh boy, people are hitting the outdoor exercise hard and for hours and hours – we’re gonna be a nation of ripped, tanned, fit rigs. […]

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The Telo Islands, Indonesia

Cabin Fever

How are you all doing out there? Strange times, and it seems to be only getting stranger. We now live in a world of homeschooling, quarantine cops, face masks, cabin-fever and closed beaches. It’s flat out weird (I know), but we will get through it, together. You’re probably not surfing, but it’s something we can […]

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Sarakiniko beach scene

Vacay

We’re going on a holiday today, yep, you deserve it. Most of you have made it through a week, inside, isolating…well done! Today we’re visiting the beautiful island of Milos, Greece. It’s peak summer, windy…baking hot. The only place to be is swimming in the pristine waters that surround the island. There are sea caves […]

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Golden light this morning at 7am

Let’s talk…

We’ve got a lot to talk about today. Listen up. There’s a little wave on, it’s only waist high+ but it’s an exquisite autumn sunny day. Rain coming tomorrow, so enjoy today. The WSL just postponed all pro-surfing events for March because of the virus. Wow. Over in Manly they’re gonna complete the Sydney Surf […]

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World Champion Adriano de Souza from Brazil

Sydney Surf Pro

Professional surfing rolls into Sydney – The Sydney Surf Pro. Fortunately Manly really turned on this morning as waves broke around head high – it was kinda pumping! I wish I had my board on me. As the tide filled in the lulls lengthened – shame for the first few heats of the day which […]

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Blake Thornton, in the back of the bat cave

It’s on.

I have to confess, standing on the beach shooting can be torturous when your mates are scoring barrels out front. Today’s got waves, real good ones. It’s offshore all-day and a salubriously sunny, exquisite summer’s day. Swell is fading, and will be much smaller on dark. But…boom! There’s a fresh swell arriving tomorrow flanked with […]

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There's a few waves today rattling down the banks

+R+D+O

What a day! A cracker…weatherwise, surfwise, windwise, beachwise…everything wise. Turn your phone off, screens down – hit the beach. The water is warm, the surf is picking up into the 4-6 foot range and the winds are light. It looks like we’re not done with Cyclone Uesi which is sitting south of New Zealand and […]

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What? Good waves in the harbour? Yes, yesterday!

Harbour Surfing

Wow, that was a wild weekend! That rain dance worked, ’cause torrential rain floods our dry town. Combine the wet with gale-force winds and 10-foot waves you’ve got some interesting conditions. Yesterday: totally howling onshore at Bondi, if you sought refuge in the harbour you would have scored offshore, good overhead waves with 1,000 others. […]

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Hot concrete, Clovelly

Cascade

When it rains it pours. So many smiling faces in the rain. Byron has scored 272mm in the past 24 hours, that’s nearly a half-century record. Bryon town is flooding. At 12pm today in Sydney we’ve had 110mm since it started yesterday. There’s plenty more to come as 400mm is predicted over the new few […]

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Arms in the air, wave them around like you just don't care

Imminent

It’s gonna rain. How good. I’m talking a few days of rain. Glorious rain. You bewty. Let’s hope the rain hits all the right spots. Yesterday was the surf day – hundreds were out. Today, not so good. On the early morning high tide, Bondi had a wobbly ‘wave’ in the 2-foot vicinity. Skies were […]

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Nice left towards the middle. Good to see waves! Bondi

The Early Bird

It’s not often you’ll read an Aquabumps post before 9 am, fresh from the brine. I’m glad to inform you – there are waves at Bondaka today! It’s breaking around head high, with the odd larger set. The winds are non-existent and surfaces are silky smooth, good for the epoxy boards. The sandbanks are dodgy, […]

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