Posts Tagged ‘australia’

Beach bum contest being slammed as “pornography”

Beach bum contest

An Australian radio station is finding itself in hot water after launching it saucy Beach Bum Contest this week. FM 95.5 K-Rock in Geelong (not far from Melbourne) kicked off a seemingly harmless contest where listeners are encouraged to log on to their website to vote for photos of -wait for it – beach bums

Elle Macpherson shows off her surfing skills, and an awkward tanline

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Just because she’s nearly 50 doesn’t mean Elle Macpherson has hung up her sense of adventure. The 47-year-old hit the surf during a visit to her native Australia. She may have shown off a slightly uneven and awkward tanline around her bikini region, but the actress and model looked like a pro once she got

Australians on the hunt for killer great white shark

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Like a scene out of Jaws, beach communities along Western Australia’s coast are being terrorized by a killer great white shark. The “rogue” shark is thought to be responsible for three deaths in the past two months, and perhaps a fourth within the last year. Texan George “Thomas” Wainright became the latest shark attack victim

Breakfast on the Beach planned for famed Bondi Beach

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Imagine a delicious breakfast on Australia’s Bondi Beach as the sun rises above the ocean horizon. Imagine as well the 5,000 people who are expected to attend. Sydney’s famed Breakfast on the Bridge event, is moving to the beach this year. While the public loved the annual bridge breakfast, the state’s government was less than

Summer in Australia heating up with Bikini Parade World Record

Bikini parade

While those in the North are hunkering down for another winter, Australians were preparing for summer with a Bikini Parade world record attempt. The event took place – fittingly – at Surfers Paradise Beach in Gold Coast City. A total of 357 bikini clad girls marched down the beach, breaking the previous record of 331

Celebrity Beach Pics: Shirtless Hugh Jackman, Bondi Beach

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A strapping Hugh Jackman was spotted doing some training exercises on Bondi Beach in his native Australia. The X-Men actor is currently filming a new film called Reel Steel. Contrary to what you’re probably thinking,the film is not about Jackman’s abs.

Best beaches of the Australia and Oceana

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From the paradise island of Bora Bora, to the yellow sands of Australia’s Gold Coast, the South Pacific offers some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere in the world. While choosing one above all the rest is no easy task, Bora Bora in French Polynesia was chosen as the top beach in the

Night surfing at Bondi Beach described as “eerie”

Night surfing at Bondi Beach - a new fad?

When floodlights were set up at Australia’s Bondi Beach for an ice rink, two local surfers saw an opportunity present itself: night surfing. The two surfers, Ian Wallace and Perth Standlick, a pro surfer, called the night surfing experience “eerie”, according to a UK Telegraph article. The two reportedly rode about 10 waves each, saying

American tourist left behind on snorkeling trip

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In a scene reminiscent of the movie Open Water, a U.S. tourist was left stranded during a snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Ian Cole of Michigan told local media he became panic-stricken when he surfaced at Michaelmas Cay, near Cairns, Australia, and saw no sight of the tourist vessel Passions of Paradise. Apparently

Giant sinkhole devours Australian beach

Giant sinkhole at Inskip Beach, Australia

About 100 metres of coastline in Australia no longer exists after a giant sinkhole opened up and devoured the popular beach. The natural phenomenon took place at Inskip Beach, near Tin Can Bay in Queensland. Trees and municipal signs fell victim to the ocean as beach-goers scrambled to get out of harm’s way. Media reports