Ambassador Eugene Tan

Eugene Tan is a photographer who loves to surf and a surfer who loves to photograph beach life. He founded Aquabumps in 1999 and continues to take pictures at sunrise daily. New images are posted every day on, the best adorning the walls in the Bondi Beach gallery. Eugene’s niche is documenting the beach, from all angles. He swims with his camera amongst waves – all kinds, from tiny Bondi to rogue Hawaii. Out of the ocean, he flies in helicopters above, searching for unique angles capturing everyday beach life. The idea came about in 1999 when Eugene Tan, a frustrated Creative Director combined his three passions: photography, surfing, and the web. In the nineties, blogs hadn’t evolved yet, but Eugene thought he’d provide a nice daily break for his mates to see a bit of surf at work. The daily updates started flowing more consistently and the first handful of friends became thousands of people logging on from all over the globe. Eugene’s passion for photography shines through his work…and you can follow him along his image-making journey, daily on via his website.