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Frother of the Month – Franck Gazzola

For those readers who do not know you, can you please introduce yourself? My name is Franck Gazzola and I am the owner and lead photographer of the Frothers Gallery, a fine Art photographic gallery specialising in ocean-inspired images. New logo, new website – there have been quite a few changes at Frothers lately; can […]

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Local Chick – Margaret Szabo from Bronte

Bronte resident Margaret Szabo runs her own maternity store in Charing Cross and enjoys making local mums look good. Margaret shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved to Bronte 18 years ago with my husband, Paul, and baby girl, Sara. Since then we have had two boys […]

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Local Bloke – Hersz ‘Henry’ Friedman

Bondi resident Hersz ‘Henry’ Friedman is 95 years old and speaks four languages. He is a highly skilled tailor and used this ability to get through the tough times of the Second World War. Henry shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? For 55 years. I am now 95 […]

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Magdalena Roze – The Weather Girl

Where are you originally from? I was born in Austria, a safe haven for many Polish refugees escaping the threat of military rule at the time. From there, Australia accepted my family as refugees when I was six weeks old and my sister was three. I feel Australian, because I’ve been here pretty much since […]

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Frother of the Month – Andrzej Kowalski

Name: Andrzej (pronounced ‘On-jay’) Kowalski Nickname: AK47, A-Dog, Andre, Occupation: Digital Project Manager Age: 50 (in January) Local Break: Bondi Board types: Pretty much everything from a 5’4” foamie fish to a 9’1” Malibu Goofy or Natural: Goofy Who are you? I’m a crusty old Saffa surf dog, with a beautiful wife and daughter. Where […]

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Christiaan Van Vuuren – The Fresh Face of Australian Comedy

Where are you originally from? I’m from Cronulla. I was born in the Sutherland Shire back in ’82 at Sutherland Hospital. My old man’s South African and my mum’s a Kiwi. They met in London travelling, doing that thing that every South African, Kiwi and Aussie does, which is go and spend some time in […]

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Frother of the Month – Justin Bevan

Name: Justin Bevan Occupation: General Manager of JA Wales and owner of Foam Symmetry magazine Age: 42 Local Break: Bondi/Cronulla (I live between both and go to whichever suits me that day) Board types: I’ve got way too many to list here Goofy or Natural: Natural Where are you from? I grew up out in […]

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Local Chick – Anneka Manning From Randwick

Randwick resident Anneka Manning is using her expertise in food to great effect and opened her own baking business last year. Anneka shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? My husband Paul and I moved to Randwick 18 years ago. It was our first home and we love the […]

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Local Bloke – Douglas Clarke From Clovelly

Clovelly resident Douglas Clarke founded Coogee’s iconic Sunburst Music back in 1989. Doug shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved to Bondi in the late ’70s to play music and soon went on the road. In 1989 I moved back here to open Sunburst Music on Coogee […]

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Sylvia Jeffreys – A Lovely Way To Start The Day

Where are you originally from? I’m from the suburb of Coorparoo in Brisbane, born and bred. I’m a very proud Queenslander. I grew up in a house with my mum, brother and sister, and we were about 150 metres from my grandpa’s house, which is where my mum was born. We grew up with our […]

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