January 14, 2016

Bondi Beach, Sydney

Visiting Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia was an absolute must. Prior to going I’d spent months scrolling my life away on Instagram staring longingly at the gorgeous white sands and clear waters. Our hostel, Wake Up, was smack in the middle of the city, so on our second day in Sydney we headed out bright and early and caught the bus to Bondi.


When we arrived we had a bit of a mad dash to the surf school as we were too wrapped up in the excitement of it all to bother finding out where it was, but that didn’t stop us from taking in the stunning scenery that surrounded us. I’ve watched Bondi Rescue one too many times, so even seeing the little lifeguard hut was good enough for me. We struck lucky with the weather too.


I booked our surf lesson back in August through Let’s Go Surfing as a surprise for Darryl’s Birthday. I’d tampered with the idea of booking a private lesson, but as the normal lessons were only a maximum of five people I decided to book that – but just opt for a longer surf time instead. Lucky for us, two people didn’t show up, so the three of us had a almost undivided attention.


And wow, what an experience! Not only did I manage to stand up multiple times but I actually enjoyed it, which I really didn’t think I would! Ninety minutes of constantly battling the waves and scrambling around in the sand in what were surprisingly freezing cold waters is not easy, but the thrill of it distracts you from the struggles. Whilst a surf lesson is quite pricey, it is completely worth it and I’d do it again in a heart beat!


After our lesson it was around 2pm and naturally we were now staving, but during our search for food the biggest, angriest storm I’ve ever seen in my life rolled in across the coast line. This storm was so bizarre it even made UK news.


Sadly the miserable weather didn’t leave the beach so we spent the afternoon walking around in the drizzle wrapped in a towel. Before catching the bus back to the city we checked out the famous outdoor pool at Bondi Icebergs Club and then did the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte which was really lovely.


Whilst we were there they also has this pretty spectacular art expo on, so the walk was pretty packed, but it was a great way to see the coastline in all its frothy, glistening glory.


Bondi was incredible, and I would go back in an instant! Have you been to Bondi Beach before?

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