Bondi Beach is the closest surf beach to the CBD and perhaps the most iconic beach in Australia. It is home to the worlds first surf life saving club which was founded in 1907. It’ s a very popular beach and in the summer holidays can host as many as 30,000 people on a stretch of sand maybe no more than 800 meters long. Despite the number of people it is a vibrant and exciting place. You can either get active and try your hand at surfing or swimming or sit on the grassy hill and watch the world pass you by.
The beach is not renowned for great surf but does have the occasional good day. Surfing is prohibited at the north end of the beach. If you are a novice and would like to try surfing then contact one of the surf schools that can get you on your feet in no time. If you are an experienced surfer then head to South Bondi. The standard of surfing is low due to the high number of beginner surfers in the area. The crowd is generally friendly but can be competitive at times.