In ‘Bondi Rescue’ the audience sees the action through the eyes of real characters and lifeguards like Hoppo, Deano, Reidy, Maxy, Whippet and Harries, as they deal with sharks, mass rescues, resuscitations, lost children, thieves and perverts. Their larrikin humour teamed with the ability the save lives has charmed beachgoers and viewers alike.
Head Lifeguard Bruce Hopkins (aka Hoppo) demands his team give it their all, but with a maximum eight lifeguards looking after as many as 4000 beachgoers, there’s a real risk of being overcome by Sydney’s summer crowds. 2.5 million people visit Bondi every year, and lifeguards can rescue more than 200 people in a day.
There is no doubt, ‘Bondi Rescue’ celebrates the unsung heroes of Australia’s best asset – the beach.