Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bondi Beach – The Buzz, The Surfers And The Adventure …

Bondi in its 'unlike' state

Sydney’s Bondi Beach, also known as Bondi Bay, is known to be one of the popular beaches in the world. Located 7 km east of the Sydney central business district, in the Eastern Suburbs is the favorite surfing hub of the Aussies and tourists alike. Australia’s most crowd-drawing beach is about 1 km long. It remains colorful and vibrant all through the year. There are all sorts of events happening - festivals and sports activities that keep the beach bustling! So, you got to be here if you ever visit Sydney.  

‘Sun and sand’ is any beach lover’s paradise, and that’s what Bondi is loved for. However, I got to see a totally different picture of it – gray clouds with thundering waves were my hosts that day! As Australia’s weather turns gloomy a moment, sunny the next, it’s hard to predict and decide which place would be an ideal choice for the day.

A few surfers at the beach

My sister and I went to Bondi beach, hoping some sunshine would show up. To our tough luck, the winds suddenly started blowing so harshly that we had to cut short our Bondi visit and literally drag ourselves away from the beach – the clouds had turned dark and gray, the waves were so violent that my soon-to-be-married sister was enveloped inside a wave! 

Thundering waves

To my amazement, there were still some people who dared to surf on such temperamental waves! Well, my Bondi experience was not as much fun as it was supposed to be because of the unfavorable weather conditions. But, such is travel! We don’t always come across what we expect or hope for. Any moment can turn into an adventure, not necessarily adventure in the true sense of the word, but somewhat jittery.

Have you experienced something like that or even more adventurous? I would love to hear from you!

Interesting facts about Bondi Beach that I picked from Wikipedia -

  • In 2007, the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot was set at Bondi Beach, with 1,010 women wearing bikinis taking part.
  • Bondi Beach was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008.


  1. Seems like an amazing beach. Good photographs

    Himanshu Nagpal | Being Traveler

  2. Nice photos of Bondi!

  3. I havent visited Sydney yet.
    Beach looks nice!!! Amazing photographs...

    Feel free to visit my blog at your convenience..

    1. Thanks Vaidehi! Sure, I'll check out your blog.

  4. Beautiful frames. Thanks for sharing.


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