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39 Pictures That Prove Bondi Beach Is Heaven On Earth

Surf photographer Eugene Tan has hit the beach every morning for 13 years. He's caught a few special moments.

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1. Eugene Tan is the man behind Aquabumps, a daily email dedicated to early morning beach life.

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2. Originally from Western Australia, he lives in Sydney with his wife Debbie and sons Jet and Spike (not pictured). The've been described as Bondi's Most Beautiful Family!

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3. Eugene has been hauling himself out of bed an hour before sunrise every day for 13 years.

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4. It's not hard to see why.

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5. His daily email newsletter depicts images of waves, surfers, swimmers, sunrises and whatever else happens down the beach every weekday morning.

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6. He has 100,000 fans on Facebook, 40,000 friends on Instagram and 44,000 people subscribed to his daily newsletter.

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7. Including 11-time surf world champion Kelly Slater.

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8. Uge lives and works in Bondi Beach, Australia's most famous stretch of sand.

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9. He's Bondi's greatest ambassador.

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10. He shoots Bondi and surrounding beaches every morning, capturing some incredible sunrises.

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11. Early birds get the worm right?

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12. If you ever need an incentive to get out of bed a little earlier, Mr Aquabumps provides it.

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13. With light like this why would anyone stay in bed?

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15. After years shooting his favourite beaches, Eugene captures their unique personalities like no one else.

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16. This is stand-up-paddleboarder Charlotte Piho.

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21. But always Bondi's spectacular sunrises.

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22. Be careful if you're calling in sick to go surfing though. Eugene's camera is always on.

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23. Of course, he doesn't just shoot sunrises. He captures Bondi Beach in all its glory. On the busiest day of summer...

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24. ...and the quietest, coldest winter morning.

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26. And when it's flat as a pancake.

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29. On the edge of the water.

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30. Flirting with the surface.

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32. Even when he's on vacation he's up early. Sunrises are addictive. This is Hawaii.

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33. This is Dunedin in New Zealand.

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35. So, in summary: every day Eugene Tan shoots above and below the pristine water just 10km from the centre of a city with 4.5 million residents.

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36. Capturing moments like this.

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38. And this. He has the best job in the world.

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39. If this doesn't make you get up early, nothing will!

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