The swell that rolled in midweek last week disappeared as quickly as it had arrived. By Saturday morning, some inconsistent, weak 2 footers were all that was left of the swell. The Saturday morning session ended up being one of those typical Bondi surfs. Heaps of people, not enough waves and banks were not great either. So you were lucky to catch one good wave. On a positive note, the water was beautiful and crystal clear and as always it was better to get in the water with average waves than not going at all.
Sunday, was Bondi crazy day (also quite typical for Bondi). The City to Surf was on. I’m always in two minds about the City to Surf. On the one hand it’s a big pain if you live in Bondi or surrounds. Road closures and an additional 80,000 people don’t go unnoticed in the hood. On the other hand, the City to Surf marks a bit of a turning point in the year. We know that summer is really close now. And admittedly, it makes you that little bit proud of Bondi, to see how excited everyone is about the run. And everyone’s in good spirits, BBQ’s are in the air and a pretty good day in general.
I thought about going for a surf on Sunday, because unlike the streets of Bondi the line-up is usually ghostly empty on a City to Surf weekend and it’s quite fun to watch the craziness from the water. However, waves were quite small and I could not see myself and Bruce (who is almost 3 metres long) cutting through the masses of runners through to the beach. I opted for a swim at the Icebergs instead which was also remarkably empty for a Sunday.
I was just checking the surf, it’s pretty flat today and not much on the radar. There are a few minor peaks in swell this week. Looking like Friday morning is going to be the best day. Ohoh it’s a long way until Friday. Oh well, have a good week anyway gidgets and friends of gidgets.