My Sydney Summer Secrets: Simon Forsterling

25 August 2015

Simon Fosterling

Simon Fosterling


Swimming at Bondi: An ocean swim across Bondi bay is a great way to enjoy the water and keep fit.

Go for a surf: I’m not the only one who loves surfing at Bondi. Not only does Australia’s most famous beach have great waves and some terrific surf schools, it’s just 20 minutes from the city centre.

Picnic at Nielsen Park: On a summer’s day there’s no better place to be. This netted inner-harbour beach has a fantastic café, plenty of shady parkland and some nice easy walks by the harbour.

Watching water polo at Bondi: Held at the Bondi Icebergs Club pool, this is a red hot favourite for fans each summer. It’s got to be one of the best venues in the world for a game of water polo.

South Head to La Perouse coastal walk: Sydney’s beaches and rugged coastline are on show pretty much all the way along this coastal trail. It’s an inspiring location for a long run or walk.

Windsurfing on Botany Bay: This is probably Sydney’s best spot for windsurfing, with plenty of access from sandy beaches around the bay. When a nor’easter is blowing, I love to race the jets as they take off from Sydney Airport.

Sydney Festival: There’s always an amazing line-up of shows during festival time. Definitely check out one of the free outdoor concerts in The Domain.

A summer barbie: I love chilling out with friends over a BBQ on the nature strip in front of my home in North Bondi. Even the prawns taste sweeter.

Open-air cinema in Centennial Park: Watching a movie outdoors in this beautiful park is a great way to enjoy Sydney’s balmy summer evenings. Moonlight Cinema runs for four months from December to March.

Patrolling Bondi Beach: Our role is to save lives at the beach and my club at North Bondi is just one of 129 Surf Lifesaving Clubs in NSW. It’s an amazing privilege to be part of Australia’s largest volunteer movement.

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