Sasha Grey Surfs! Sasha Steps In Gum! Surf’s Up At Bondi Beach Australia!

Sasha Grey John Rieber

Time to head back to Australia with Sasha Grey for more travel adventures, this time at the most beautiful beach in the world!

Welcome To Paradise – Courtesy Of Bondi Beach!

Without a doubt, this is one of the most spectacular views in the world – this is Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia…which I was fortunate enough to visit while filming in Australia with our Host Sasha Grey…and of course, I took a lot of pictures to share with you!


Heading To Bondi Beach!

“Bondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. I like the way that sounds, but the way Bondi looks is suspiciously like Manhattan Beach in Southern California…

Bondi is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 4 miles east of the Sydney central business district, and it’s a bit of a crowded drive, as Bondi beach is VERY popular…

Welcome To Bondi – Room For Everyone!

When you get there, however, you quickly realize that the beach is huge, with plenty of room for everyone…
so the first thing we all did was get pictures of ourselves with this gorgeous beach behind us…

Well, I got pictures…Sasha needed some caffeine…

Sasha Grey Coffee

And, while discussing some behind-the-scenes footage that Sasha shot herself the day before, she got a bit of a “gummy” reception…

Sasha Grey Surfboard

Lose The Gum, Battle The Surf!

After our gum adventure, we headed down the beach to film Sasha getting surfing lessons…while there are better places to surf in Sydney, NONE had this look…

The beach is crescent shaped, surrounded by small cliffs with hiking trails, and of course, lots of apartments with perfect views of the ocean…

Sasha’s Surf Lessons!

Sasha was eager to take her first ever surfing lesson…and if you go to Bondi, know there are many surf shops lining the beach that offer instruction as well…so you can show up to Bondi in the morning and be surfing within hours…

Sasha Grey the Surfer

We had limited days in Sydney to film, so our goal was to film Sasha training for a half hour, then get her out on the water for some surfing shots…we all agreed that thirty minutes of training wasn’t fair, but Sasha as always was a real trooper…because we were filming the entire thing as well…

Sasha Grey Surfing

Sasha took to it immediately, getting comfortable with the board, the way you ride out on the water and set yourself up for the wave…it all went very smoothly…and of course we shot the instruction from every conceivable angle as well…

Sasha Grey Surf Lesson

I give Sasha a lot of credit for learning so quickly, as she also had to “host” the segment and pay attention to the Instructor and the Producers simultaneously…After her instruction, Sasha grabbed her board and headed out into the water…and once again, she was quite the trooper, since she got her first taste of the water just a moment after I shot this…and it is COLD!

Sasha paddled out to find waves over and over so we could film her…and most times she spent a few moments upright before kneeling down on the board and cruising into shore…


Great Job Sasha!

I will say, Sasha did a great job after only a half hour…I captured this shot of Sasha “yelping” after she fell into the cold water…

It WAS cold, but she never complained, and paddled out over and over again so we could get the shot we needed…then, while Sasha was changing, I headed out to get a few more pictures of this gorgeous locaiton…

The Beauty Of Bondi!

As you can see, it’s a gorgeous beach with plenty of room to stretch out…and there is plenty of beach to explore as well. If you walk the length of beach, you find yourself on rocks that jut out into the ocean, and if you follow them around, you get some amazing shots looking back at Bondi as well…

Dozens of people were scattered along this side of the beach, taking in the view and relaxing…that is one thing I noticed about Sydney: the people are relaxed, casual…very “beach community” in their vibe…there’s no rush because the view is too beautiful to hurry away from…

Introducing Todd Miller!

Of course, my brilliant Production Manager Todd Miller arranged everything flawlessly as always, and asked me to get this shot of him – an inside joke for a friend of his. I was happy to do so, but now I share with all of you as well…you’ll have to ask him what it means…

It was a great afternoon of filming – and Sasha did a terrific job as always. I have posted some additional stories of our Australia filming, so search “Sasha Grey” and see more of our adventures down under!

Sasha Grey Surf


More Sasha!

If you enjoyed this post, check out this story from Sasha’s Australia Adventure!

https://johnrieber.com/2013/01/11/sasha-grey-goes-88-stories-high-in-australias-eureka-tower/


https://johnrieber.com/2012/11/17/melbourne-exploring-australias-exotic-southern-city-with-sasha-grey/

sasha grey poses


Goodbye, Bondi!



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16 replies

  1. -“Bondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.- Cool! In my country “Bondi” is a bus… lol

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  2. Woaaa Sasha is travelling well, i hope she is happy ! Love you Sasha!!!! ♥

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