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Local Bloke – Tony Connett

Name | Tony Connett (a.k.a. Tony Maloney) Suburb | Coogee How long have you lived here? I’ve been here ten years on December 26, 2015. What’s your favourite beach? Coogee, of course, with Clovelly being a close second. However, it is hard to choose as each beach along the coastal strip has it’s own beauty. […]

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Perth Standlick – Bondi’s Great White Hope

You’re known as a Bondi local; where were you actually born? I was born in Clovelly, moved to Randwick, and then moved to Bondi. I was about ten when I started surfing at Bondi full-time. I first started surfing in Clovelly, just in the bay. Dad got pretty sick of that, so he started taking […]

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Harriet Dyer – Keeping The Faith

Where are you originally from? I’m from Townsville in Far North Queensland and I moved to Sydney in 2007 when I had just turned 18. Where are you living these days? I’m living on Clovelly Road in Randwick. What do you love about the Eastern Suburbs? It reminds me of home because I grew up […]

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Local Bloke – Tony Lemarseny

Coogee resident Tony ‘Lemo’ Lemarseny is the owner of Nakula Organic Coconut Products, works on a rescue lifesaver helicopter and loves to fish, surf and paddle on his weekends. Tony shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? All my life, except five years in Jamberoo, ten years in Noosa […]

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Jake Friend – The Little General

Where are you originally from? I grew up in Noosa in Queensland and lived there until I was 17, and then I moved down to the Eastern Suburbs. Did the Roosters bring you down here? Yeah, I signed with them when I was 15 on a scholarship, and then I came down in the last […]

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Tara Coleman – I Still Call Maroubra Home

Where are you originally from? I’m originally from Rosebery, but the beach I call home is Maroubra Beach. How long have you been a member of the surf club there? I started surf lifesaving when I was 12. I did a couple of years at South Maroubra and then I joined Maroubra when I was […]

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Local Chick – Lenni Munro

Bondi resident Lenni Munro teaches yoga at the Dharma Shala in Bondi. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up at Cottesloe Beach in Perth and moved to Bondi 16 years ago. What’s your favourite beach? Bondi, especially in winter when it’s quiet and beautiful in […]

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Local Bloke – Chris Ellard

Maroubra resident Chris Ellard restores outdoor timber and enjoys watching the Aussies in Formula One racing. Chris shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I first moved here from Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland in 1996 and said to myself, “Just for a year or two.” I’m […]

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Zoe Bingley-Pullin – Falling in Love With Food

Where are you originally from? I was born in Perth. My parents worked in the travel industry, so we moved around a little bit. We moved to Melbourne and I was there for about three or four years, and then we came to Sydney. We moved to the North Shore when I was about six […]

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Frother of the Month – Hugo Odgers

Nickname: H Occupation: Student Age: 14 Local Break: Bondi Board Types: A log, a short board, an 8-foot mid-length and a 5’4” quad fin. Goofy or Natural: Natural How long ago did you start surfing and why? I started surfing when I was seven years old. I’ve always loved the water. Do other members of […]

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