With a stunning surf break and seaview skate park on offer, there’s always space to play at bondi. And in our usual welcoming community spirit, all participants are encouraged to have a go, regardless of age, gender or experience.
Bondi is a a rare south-facing beach break with fairly dependable surf throughout the year – usually best in winter though (June-August). Windswells and groundswells both work and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights with the main action at the south end of the beach. Surf lessons are on offer with Let’s Go Surfing down the north end. There are some serious hazards including rips, rocks, crowd density, currents and the odd shark and when the surf is up things can get, let’s say, exciting.
Regardless of the conditions, surfers from all over the world flock to bondi beach for its consistent surf, clear water, stunning scenery and beautiful weather. Even if you cop a crappy 1ft day you can soak up the gorgeous beach scenery or head up to the skate park.
Often lauded as one of the finest bowls in the world, in one of the most scenic spots, skateboarding in bondi is serious business (and fun).
Bowl-a-Rama, held at the end of February, showcases the bondi skating scene and draws some of the best skaters in the world. As well as big prize money for competitors, the event includes a week-long festival of art shows, video premiers, live music, giveaways and more.
While skating is the focus, you’ll also see the usual gaggle of bikes, scooters and whatever the latest wheeled craze is, all cruising, flipping snapping and kicking at the spacious skate park.
There are rules around times, turns and age of use. Youngsters are usually encouraged and respected but must remain closely supervised in their younger years (we’re talking CONCRETE here parents).
Read the safety guidelines from the council for further info.
For a full run-down of all things surf & skate, head to the Directory.