Up-date 28th March 2013

Another one. That's a few in row, hey !

Another cloudless sunrise, as warm as it looks, but with a little difference: there is a but more punch to the swell.

Only Bronte looked ok for a ride. Not exceptional, but good enough 2 footers. Bondi is flat, perfect for a swim.

We're that close to a long weekend that I can feel everybody getting excited already ! Any plans ?

If your only objective is to surf your arms off, tomorrow is the day to pack up a lunch box and go to Manly or Maroubra. You want to look for South protected corners. It may not be as big as Bondi could be, but it'll be cleaner, due to the Southerly. If you go to Manly, pay a visit to Taylor from the Shop Next Door: he's got the best surf shop in town. If you like handcrafted jewels, you'll be served !

Saturday might be the perfect day to the Eastern Suburbs Light winds and southerly swell.

I'll be exploring the rock in Ulluru, hopefully scoring some good shots. No surf for me.

Don't be a bunny, and have a great Easter weekend !


Update 26th March 2013

Have you ever skin-dived or snorkelled on a ship wreck? It’s a pretty cool feeling, gliding over and touching an old, sea going vessel, that has at one time in the past come to grief in the ocean.

Right now, The Hereward wreck at Maroubra is once again uncovered. The 254 foot iron clipper ran aground at the north end of the beach during a storm in 1898 and was unable to be re-floated.

Randwick Council removed most of what was still protruding from the water line in the 1950’s, due to fears that surfers would be injured. What they left behind is usually buried under sand but right now it’s probably the most exposed it’s been in decades. If you wish to read a little more about it, click HERE.

As for current surf news, it's picked up a little but not much. Looks like a little pulse of something towards the end of the week but for the harder core local, I don't think it will be that exciting. Plenty of fun for all the intermediates though.



Update 25th March 2013

Wait for the low…. That's about the best advice I can give you today. It is tiny at Bondi and there was only a shorey lapping up on the shore. It was fun for the in the barrel water shots but that's about it. There will be a longboard wave later on this afternoon. Otherwise just jump in the ocean for a swim. That will make you feel good. Guaranteed! The water is back to its best…..

Enjoy the short week. I'll be back next week from somewhere with cranking waves hopefully! 

Cheers Brad 😉

Update 22nd March 2013

What a howler of a wind it was last night. Luckily it was from the right direction because if you head to any east facing beach today you will find waves. The windswell has kicked to a very respectable and consistent 3 ft.

Maroubra was fun with options all the way up and down the beach. Plenty of seaweed around though. Be careful coz I almost drowned in it this morning. With just a pair of fins and a water camera it can get full on when you get stuck in it.

Nice conditions have set in for the weekend but the swell will slowly back off a notch or two which is a bit of a bummer. At least there will be something for our days off.

Don't forget you can buy Tim Bonythons surf movie IMMERSION online. It's one of the best surf flicks I have seen. It's worth adding to the collection!

All the best for weekend…. Tip of the day is to stretch! – Cheers Brad 

Update 21st March 2013

What is it about ‘Retro’? Long hair, short boardshorts and zip up, smooth skin, wetsuit vests? Maybe I’m just getting old or maybe it’s the fact that I lived it already. It wasn’t retro then though, it was state of the art, the modern era and no one was pulling out 16 foot redwoods and one piece bathers. But then, I guess a single fin, apart from the ‘cool’ look, is a lot easier to get to the beach… And ride!

Today the single fin is everywhere again, either a modern version of a classic or a real 70’s classic itself. Originals in good condition are pulling huge money these days and it was only 10 year ago or so that they were practically worthless, you could even find them in the rubbish dump. Wish I’d held onto all mine. Here is a classic retro clip from the 1st surf movie my Mum ever took me to. It started the dream of one day riding my one fin board in waves like this. Click HERE.

We are back in the wave doldrums again today with waves lucky to be waist high, if that. However, the water is still amazing and the sun is shining, so it’s not all bad. Hopefully we will start seeing some classic autumn swells soon. That last cyclone was a bit of a fizzer. Lets hope!

Have a good one!