A new take on a very well trodden Bondi icon

Vicissitude

Vi-sis-i-tood = regular change. Very unpredictable weather as we continue on our La Nina journey. It was gloriously sunny for one moment, raining on me the next. It’s had to plan ahead at the moment…washing in, out? 16 knots of smotherly is wreaking havoc on our beaches. Bondi has shoulder high mush rolling in. There’s […]

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Aerial Outtakes

Today’s not the most photogenic day. Onshore, rainy, 1 foot slop sums up what I saw down the beach this morning. The good news is its gonna clear, but the onshore flow will remain until at least tomorrow afternoon. During our Covid Winter I spent quite a bit of time flying around in helicopters, shooting. […]

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Burst! Bondi

Baby Oil

We have one foot of Easterly swell with barely a breath of wind this morning. Perfect, wasn’t it? Well, perfect for a swim. I reckon if we had a sand bank at south, it would have actually broke for mal riders….instead it was surging up on to the shore, and plonking. The sunshine is in […]

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Beau Walker, one of Bondi's finest - he can make 1 foot look like it's pumping

Winter Magic

What a fantastic morning outside. We’re looking at another warm 21-degree day. Enjoy it as some cooler weather approaching for the weekend. The waves were OK(ish). There’s stuff for you to paddle onto, but the banks just don’t seem to want to co-operate. The odd rip-bowl has some goodness, otherwise, it was pretty straight. Drone […]

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South Bondi's red rocks showing recent erosion

Mellow

Kinda mellow finish to the week, tiny surf and colourful sunrise skies. It’s been a good week for surfers, but today suits the learners brigade – it’s tiny. A spot of rain tonight, cloudy, then days of sunshine follow. How good. The red rocks at South Bondi, after all the erosion, are super exposed at […]

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We've come thru the other side - but will there be a second wave?

Friday Swims

Swimming with my camera is one of my favourite angles, as I’m a part of the action – very invigorating! Not many forms of photography allow you to be up so close and involved, ducking under curly lips, together, with my subjects. The banks are pretty awful for surfing (closeouts), but they’re super shallow, putting […]

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Birds flying south, Maroubra

Drive-Thru

A special kind of morning with an abundance of sunshine, gentle offshores and a small chugging nor-east swell. I decided to roam the local neighbourhood, looking for untrodden territory for Aquabumps. I found myself loitering around the Coogee – Maroubra region. Like Bondi, Coogee’s coastal walks were choccas as the WFH revolution continues. Nobody seems […]

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Cloudy days, Bondi

Nah.

Like most recent days, there are waves on offer, clouds, a tiny bit of rain and shocking banks at Bondi. How bad? Ghastly I reckon. The fact that there was barely anyone surfing it is testament. There’s ALWAYS someone out surfing Bondi. There were a couple around the corner at Bronte on some sorta weird […]

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Crispy, winter warm light over the Buckler.

Ochre

I love this time of year.┬áThe light is fantastic – I can make anything look good when the light is this good. The winter light is so different from our summer rays, which can appear hazy and make colours murky. Winter light is a burnt orange, crispier making colours pop. The sun’s side angle to […]

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Swim'N'Go popular this morning

Low Tide Weed

Bondi’s got plenty of weed at the moment. Yup, fresh batch. Nah, not talking about those dutch-ovens bellowing out of camper-vans in the parking lot, the stuff that comes from the ocean. Great big piles of it, mixed in with plenty of rubbish (Council ain’t doing their regular clean-ups it seems). Not a pretty sight. […]

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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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