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MarkTipple's photo of Sydney (Bondi)

A swimmer navigates below the shockwaves at Bronte beach, Sydney

Average rating of 4.70 from 239 votes

Sydney (Bondi)

Spot Location: New South Wales > New South Wales > Sydney (Bondi)

Date Taken: 4th January 2010. 50608 page views since 11th March 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
2ft 10s 175.38° 1ft 8s 3ft 4s 14
mph
Clear 71°f
Life is like a wave.. just ride it!!'s avatar

Life is like a wave.. just ride it!! Sep 26, 2011 Rating: 2

definitely not a surfer.. gay boardshorts!!

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andsowedrifttogether Mar 20, 2011 Rating: 3

Mission Impossible

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kernowaj Mar 16, 2011 Rating: 4

Awesome shot 5+. Does anyone know what type of whale that is?

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 17, 2011 Rating: 2

His name is Foster

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sniperpaddy Mar 16, 2011 Rating: 9

It's the bottom feeding Beer Belly whale

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MarkTipple Mar 15, 2011 Rating: 1

Thanks for the props guys. Clearest water hey. Heaps more here - sorry for the potential spam. http://www.facebook.com/theunderwaterproject

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Knife on Water Mar 15, 2011 Rating: 1

This might be the coolest shot ever. Just lacking a leash and a board.

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Nexo Surf Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 14

this is how they make waves down there: throwing fat guys from the peers...

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sniperpaddy Mar 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Piers, not peers. His peers threw him from the piers :)

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MarkTipple Mar 15, 2011 Rating: -1

Haha epic...may have to quote this one. Thanks!!

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BuzyG Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 0

The new boing super Jumbo fly low to avoid the storm. Amazing shot perfect timing. My new Desktop image.

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F.A.D. Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 1

What a great shot, really refreshing to see something new. What is your focus set to? My underwatershots are always unsharp!

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MarkTipple Mar 15, 2011 Rating: 2

Hey mate, underwater focus is werd hey; still have depth of field issues when using a dome/fish combo. Lacking manual focus on my setup it's on auto...bulk frustrating at times hey.

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wave master Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 0

Learning to fly?

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CoLenka Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 0

Amazing shot!

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CouncilVan Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 8

Wow - this is exactly how they make the waves at Bournemouth reef too! Fat Dave volunteers to be the artificial reef for the day (if someone gets him a bag of McCoys) and then he just flails around when a set comes. Great pic tho...think id prefer to be under it too than on the surface!

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 2

Fat Dave looks like a Tellytubby.

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Kaptain Kook Mar 14, 2011 Rating: -22

it looks like japan when the earthquake hit. nice shot any way!=)

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too_far_inland Mar 14, 2011 Rating: 5

Dickhead

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KitchenGloves Mar 14, 2011 Rating: -4

This photo makes my balls hurt

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ro-jay Mar 26, 2011 Rating: 0

The balls you can't see, right!!!!

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Foz Holidays Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like the dude has just been bounced off the bottom!

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doobie mcshitlips Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 0

top surveyor for the oil company

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SaltWaterHippo Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like clouds and a giant man flying threw the desert :D

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mikejpierre Mar 13, 2011 Rating: -2

i love that feeling of an all-natural back massage, brings back memories

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PankyDagg Mar 13, 2011 Rating: -1

Seems like its raining bombs over there...

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S_J_N Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 26

A giant falls through the clouds onto a desert...

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jackwasp Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 5

This makes me think of Guinness. Brilliant shot!

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ro-jay Mar 26, 2011 Rating: 1

paddle harder is all i can say!!!!

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bigdaddy29412 Mar 16, 2011 Rating: -1

KitchenGloves looks like you need to lay off the doughnuts and beer

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Portpipe Mar 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Stout is better. G'rup Paddy ya hoorne ya!

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KitchenGloves Mar 14, 2011 Rating: -3

beer is good

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Scott Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 1

absolutely incredible, doesnt even look like there is any water there! got to be one of my all time favorites on msw. 5+ :)

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sprayNsurf Mar 13, 2011 Rating: -1

skidooooooosh

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luke sullivan Mar 12, 2011 Rating: 1

yep great shot!My favourite one of yours and a 5 from me!Good stuff!

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 12, 2011 Rating: 4

Mark, did this dude's tummy make that hollow in the sand?

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MarkTipple Mar 15, 2011 Rating: 2

Yep, and a crayfish nabbed him so he's bailing back to the surface. Ha.

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Brod The Magnificent Mar 12, 2011 Rating: 1

That is trully incredible. 5Star and photo of the day.

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