Surfers Ignore Health Warnings to Catch Waves in Thick Bushfire Smoke at Bondi

Surfers at Sydney’s Bondi Beach were not going to let hazardous smoke get in the way of chasing the waves, with many taking to the water undeterred on December 10.

Hazardous smoke from bushfires enveloped Sydney on December 10, with many parts of the city’s CBD left barely visible.

New South Wales health authorities urged residents affected by the smoke to stay indoors and avoid outdoor physical activity.

Smoke continued to affect air quality in Sydney and eastern New South Wales on December 11. Credit: Zoe Campbell the Hi-tech-yogi from Computer Coach Australia via Storyful