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ADIP: Bondi Beach, Sydney

A Day in Pictures
Bondi Beach, Sydney


Bondi Beach is a favorite destination for Sydneysiders of all ages. It’s located about four miles east of the city’s central business district. Though beautiful, Bondi can be dangerous for the inexperienced.

The northern end of the beach is considered gentle, but the the southern side is home to a famous rip current known as the “Backpackers’ Express” because of its proximity to the bus stop, and the unwillingness of many tourists to walk the length of the beach to safer swimming.


On 6 February 1938, 5 people drowned and over 250 were rescued after a series of large waves struck the beach and pulled people back into the sea. The day is still referred to as “Black Sunday”.


Bondi Bathers Surf Lifesaving Club is the world’s first surf lifesaving club, founded in 1907. The club holds most Australian Surf Lifesaving medals in Rescue and Resuscitation.



Surfing is a religion at Bondi; it’s a place where everyone – from experts to rank beginners – come to catch the perfect ride.


In 2007, the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot was set at Bondi Beach, with 1,010 bikini-clad women taking part.

Not sure if these ladies were trying to set a record of some kind, but they were working hard to get their photo shoot just right.

More pictures from Bondi, Manly Beach and Sydney are posted here.

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