Posted by: danielfee | March 28, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 03-28-2012

Bondi Beach - Sydney, Australia

Bondi Beach

 Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, which is located 7 kilometres east of downtown. “Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning “water breaking over rocks” or “noise of water breaking over rocks.”The Australian Museum records that Bondi means “place where a flight of nullas took place.” The beach is about one kilometre long (≈0.6 miles) and is popular with visitors throughout the year. It is also popular with surfers and Surf Life Saving Australia has been giving different hazard ratings to Bondi Beach in 2004. The northern end has been rated a gentle 4 (with 10 as the most hazardous), the southern side is rated as a 7 due to a famous rip current known as the “Backpackers’ Express”. The south end of the beach is generally reserved for surfboard riding. In case you are concerned about sharks while swimming or surfing, there is an underwater shark net during the summer months. In addition to sharks, pods of whales and dolphins have been sighted in the bay during the months of migration.

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