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Local Bloke – Matt Ringrose From Bondi

Bondi resident Matt Ringrose is a former DJ and now a full-time expert in the art of meditation. Matt shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved here from the UK 12 years ago with my wife Sally and son Joe. Our other son Jack was born here. […]

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Rebekah Elmaloglou – Rekindling The Passion

Where are you originally from? I’m originally from the Jungo. Bondi Junction? Yep. Years ago they changed it to Queens Park, but no one would believe you. You’d say, “I’m from Queens Park” and people would go, “Where?” And you’d go, “Well it’s actually sort of part of Bondi Junction” and they’re like, “So you’re […]

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Frother of the Month – Chiara Gamboz

Name: Chiara Occupation: Casual academic Age: 36 Local Break: Bondi Board types: 5’8” Al Merrick Pod Stance: Goofy Where are you from? I’m from Trieste, a lovely coastal town in northeast Italy, near the border with Slovenia. There are lovely places on the hills where you can drink white wine and eat peaches in the […]

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Local Chick – Rheannon Cearns From Coogee

Coogee resident Rheannon Cearns opened up her own florist shop just over a year ago and is living her dream. Rheannon shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have been in and out and living all over the Eastern Suburbs for the last eight years. I’m in Coogee […]

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Local Bloke… Marty Williams From Bondi

Bondi resident Marty Williams is Coaching Director at Let’s Go Surfing in Bondi and loves working at the beach. Marty shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved to Bondi 13 years ago and currently reside at North Bondi. What’s your favourite beach? Anywhere that has sand and […]

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Jimmy Barnes – The Working Class Man

You’re originally from Scotland; how old were you when you first moved to Australia? I emigrated when I was about four and a half. I came here in the summer of 1961 and I’m 58 now. I moved to Adelaide, came by boat, which was 10 pounds for tourists, and I lived in a place […]

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Local Chick… Candice Fox From Maroubra

Maroubra resident Candice Fox is a novelist working on her latest book. Candice shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? My people have been here forever. My mother was born and raised in Randwick, and spent her childhood slathering herself in coconut oil and baking to a crisp on […]

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Local Bloke – Stu Rich from Coogee

Coogee resident Stu Rich is a horseracing expert who loves his time down at Randwick Racecourse. Stu shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Two years. What’s your favourite beach? Crescent Head up north for a wave and Coogee for my morning swim. A sunrise on Coogee Beach gets […]

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Demi Harman – Coogee’s Rising Star

Where are you originally from? I’m from Brisbane, Australia, on the south side to be specific. I believe that you spent part of your childhood in the US; is that right? No, but I’ve had a lot of holidays there. I wouldn’t say that I lived there for longer than a couple of months. My […]

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Local Chick… Amy Robson From Maroubra

Maroubra resident Amy Robson is a skilled contemporary jewellery designer and is also a proud member of ‘The Seagals’. Amy shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? It’s coming up to five years. Time has flown; I must be having fun! What’s your favourite beach? Maroubra. There are waves […]

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