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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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Mark Mathews – Life Beyond Fear

What was it like growing up in Maroubra? As far as what I wanted to become – a professional big wave surfer – it was perfect. I got to grow up with some of the best big wave surfers in the world, like Koby Abberton and his brothers as well as a lot of the […]

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Local Bloke… Dror Kehati from North Bondi

North Bondi resident Dror Kehati is a stove specialist by trade and loves soaking up the Bondi vibe. Dror shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved here fourteen years ago and settled in North Bondi. It’s a friendly part of Sydney and being so close to the […]

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Local Chick… Lisa Kelly From Maroubra

Maroubra resident Lisa Kelly runs her own swimwear and kaftan business called Lisa Kelly Creative. Lisa shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved to Maroubra around ten years ago from the Central Coast. I replaced one small coastal beach town with another. What’s your favourite beach? You […]

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Local Bloke… Paulo Brito From Maroubra

Maroubra resident Paulo Brito is the proud owner of his fashion label BeautifulKaos. Paulo shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’m Sydney born, Maroubra raised. What’s your favourite beach? Maroubra. What’s your favourite eatery? I’ve recently discovered Porch and Parlour in Bondi – great food and coffee, friendly […]

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