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Maydad Fights (And Wins) Against The Odds

Against all odds, despite numerous injuries and after 21 years in retirement, Bondi’s Maydad Ronen recently made the comeback of all comebacks when he won the UBC Featherweight Master’s Title. At 42 years of age, Ronen proved that anything is possible when he stepped back into the ring for first time in over two decades. […]

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Autumn – The Pick Of The Seasons

“For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish” – John H Bradley (1898-1962) With the thoughts of winter not too far away, and the best fishing ‘our patch’ has to […]

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Frother of the Month – Pama Davies

April’s Frother Of The Month, Pama Davies, is a cool kid with loads of potential and a great head of hair… Name: Pamatatau (Pama) Davies Age: 16 Local Break: Bondi south end Board Shaper/Dimensions: Andrew Harris radical boards, 5’11” x 18 ¼” x 2 ¼” rounded pins What is the best thing about surfing at […]

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Corbett Still Holding Court

Just when most people start to slow down, Bronte local Doug Corbett got going. At the not so tender age of 65, Doug took to the Seniors Tennis circuit. Now, twenty years on, has the remarkable record of having won 26 Australian and International individual titles as well as being in many winning national and […]

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Bondi’s Not So Tall Poppy

When local Bondi girl Poppy Olsen decided at the age of eight to take up skateboarding her parents were less than impressed. “We hated it when she took it up. I guess we had a really stereotypical idea of skating, but we couldn’t have been further wrong,” said Thomas Olsen, Poppy’s mum. Once they realised […]

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Anthony Minichiello – The Roosters Is Where My Heart Is

During the month The Beast caught up with long-serving Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony ‘The Count’ Minichiello… Where are you originally from? I grew up in Casula for a few years, just outside Liverpool, then moved to Prestons, which is about five minutes down the road, and grew up on five acres there and had a […]

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Occy Ends Whits’ Roll At Margaret River

It was a case of not quite gone and never forgotten for Bronte’s favourite surfing son Tom Whitaker as he went on a giant-killing rampage in solid, clean 2-metre waves at the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River in WA on Friday. After turning it on against the best surfer the world has ever seen, […]

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Mighty Mite Surf’s The Dream

South Coogee’s Julian Michailidis, 10, was living the dream on the Gold Coast on the weekend after being one of eight Vegemite Surfgroms to win a VIP pass to the prestigious Quiksilver Pro. Julian and his fellow mighty mites, won the prize after being selected from the 5000 kids who joined the Surfgroms program last […]

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Video(s) of the Week – Bowl-A-Rama Bondi

Vans Bowl A Rama Bondi Day 5. Competition Day from Callum Preston on Vimeo. This week’s Video(s) of the Week are from the five days of Bowl-A-Rama that took place at bondi last week. The winners, again, were young gun Pedro Barros in the Open division and old dawg Steve Caballero in the Masters. I […]

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Maxwells Like Ships That Pass In The Night

Two legends of Randwick Rugby Club will be like ships that pass in the night this year as John Maxwell takes the reigns as first grade coach while his son, Tim Maxwell, enjoys his first year of retirement after ten successful years at the club. The decision for Tim Maxwell to retire after ten years […]

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