We had a great run of swell last week which kept us all in the water. There was a good morning session at Bondi on Friday with the likes of Jono Arnold, Johannas Leek and Phil Guers tearing up a little inside left rip bowl. While over the hill Nick Sheffield caught some action on Thursday arvo at Tama where Ian Wallace, Ben Heweston and Dave Norman were all having a good dig.
Surf Photo of the year award winner Jeremy Wilmotte got all arty with the flash and housing and Bill Morris caught all the action at the Oakley Big Wave Awards in which Mark Mathews took it out yet again. That is two years running for MM and we wish him all the best for the year ahead. I'm sure he'll be in the mix again next year.
All this week i'll be shooting in Fiji from the awesome island of Namotu. This is my first trip there and hopefully i'll be able to nail a few good shots to keep you frothing over. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and if you want to know more about Namotu surf resort then Click Here.
Big swell all week from the South so make the most of it. Winds are moderate SE but Thursday is looking the goods where winds will shift back to the NE. Plan that day off or sick note now!
It looked like Bronte was the place to be last week and fortunately for me that's just where I was working. I was lucky enough to rattle off a few frames here and there before and after work, plus in between lunchtime surfs. Tom Whitaker was a standout (which surely is to be expected) as he was fine tuning his equipment before heading to Brazil for a contest. The Bronte groms look to be getting better and better with some great surfing by Zac Bloodworth, Jack Clifford, Taco and Luke Faddy who were ruling their homebreak after the school bell had sounded. Great to see two-surfs-a-day Jay Harrison back in the water after a stint in Hawaii – lucky duck!
It looks like I'll be heading somewhere tropical next week, so be sure to keep an eye out on Facebook as I'll keep you updated daily. Hopefully you'll be seeing some primo shots of long walls, perfect barrels and warm water.
Meanwhile there will be waves around all week on our home turf. An east wind swell is expected to kick up on Wednesday, so make sure you check east facing beaches for your best chance of getting a wave in. Check Coastalwatch
Frothers, sorry about not getting an update to you last week – but it was an insane week on the beach with the heat zapping every last bit of energy I had. Luckily the heat wave is over, we are back on track and looking forward to a few quiet days before the crowds strike again.
I'm not the only one who has had a crazy week, with the Bronte Boardriders competing in the Jim Beam Surf Tag competition, at Avalon, over the weekend. Congrats to the boys, it was a massive effort and we're all proud of you!
This weekend also saw the return of the Tama Coolite Classic, taken out by Sunny Abberton. Click HERE for photos and full results.
As for the week ahead, we can expect a medium sized south swell for most of it. If you're looking for a fun wave, try hitting the beach early to take advantage of the lighter winds. Check our Facebook page for a daily report and up-to-date conditions. Froth on!