Local Bloke… Pablo Aedo From North Bondi
North Bondi’s Pablo Aedo moved to Sydney from Marbella, Spain, after he sold his business. He works with Froggy, Adam and the friendly crew up at Surf Culture on Bondi Road. Pablo shares his local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? Seven and a half years. I moved here from Marbella, Spain, because I sold my business and wanted to live the dream in Australia.
Why do you live here? For the surf culture, bars, restaurants and community vibe. I love the beach and the lifestyle. It is such a great place to live.
What’s your favourite beach? It would have to be Tamarama. It’s the best surf spot, plenty of good quality waves in summer.
What’s your favourite eatery? El Indio in Bondi. They’ve got the best Colombian food and friendly staff.
Where do you like to have a drink? Ravesis and Bondi Public Bar are always good for a beer and for catching up with friends.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? I love it because it’s so safe and clean, and there is everything you need right here – good food and cool people.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Mainly just how busy it gets here in summer with all the traffic and the crowds that leave their rubbish all over the beach.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? I don’t really follow any sporting teams but I like to watch the WSL (World Surf League) when it’s on.
What music are you into at the moment? I like listening to old-school ‘80s tunes and a bit of house music.
Who is your favourite person? My fiancé, Sophia. She’s my bestie, a big-hearted person with a great sense of humour. She drives me crazy with her flowers but she does my washing so it’s all good!
What do you get up to on the weekends? Mainly just lots of cruising. If I’m not working I like to go down south to try and get some waves or go out for dinner and enjoy a few drinks with friends.
What do you do for work? I am very lucky to work at Surf Culture with Froggy, Adam and the team. It’s the best shop in Bondi by far and I get to meet so many cool and interesting people.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I get to work in and around surfing and this always makes me happy.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Have no limits.” I’m not sure who said it first but it’s a great quote.
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Please remember to take your rubbish with you when you leave the beach!