Event Details

Santa by the Surf is back again…..

Santa family Christmas photos at two of Australia’s
most iconic beaches.

Pet friendly – furry family members welcome.

Support your community and local surf clubs.

Come and enjoy the sun, sand, surf and Santa!

Bronte Surf Club

Thursday 16th December 8am to 12pm
Friday 17th December 8am to 12pm
Saturday 18th December 7.30am to 11.30am

North Bondi Surf Club

Sunday 19th December 8am to 2pm

Santa pops to the Bay for one Day! 

This year as a special one-off, Santa will be visiting The Monogram Mode, in Double Bay in his traditional gear with a more traditional setting.

It will be a fun sea change and a convenient way to pick up some Christmas gifts while you are there!

Sorry, no pets are allowed at this venue.

The Monogram Mode, Double Bay

Saturday 11th December 10am to 2pm

Changes this year to Santa by the Surf:

Digital photos only.
No walk ups – bookings essential.
1.5m distance from Santa at all times.
Limited spots available this year to ensure time for cleaning.

2021 Covid-safe Shoot Precautions and Guidelines

Please arrive ONLY 5 mins prior to your booking time and check-in with a staff member upon arrival.

Please sanitise your hands at the hygiene station provided before entering. Please wait in your group 1.5m from other groups and avoid close contact where possible. Sadly, no sitting on Santa’s knee, but he can chat and wave from the Covid safe distance of 1.5m.

Please leave the event site promptly after you have had your photo taken.

A selection of your photos will be sent directly to your provided email/number as soon as possible following the shoot.  We will endeavour to provide photos within 24 hours.

We will be following the rules and restrictions put in place by the NSW Government.

If you are sick on the day and/or have any Covid symptoms please do not attend.

Please contact Sophie – se@sel.com.au.

Cancellation/Refund Policy


If you need to cancel or change your booking time, please do so 48 hours prior.  After this time there will be no refunds or changes possible.

We do our best to accommodate our customers, though the COVID guidelines and Refunds Policy are measures we are required to take to be able to stage the event given the circumstances this year, so please be understanding.

Any questions, please email Sophie – se@sel.com.au

Santa Package


  • Digital only
  • Two separate individually selected digital High Res photos sent via eDM/SMS.

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Bondi and Bronte Santa by the Surf will still take place during light rain.

However, if weather is very bad, Bronte will be relocated to the balcony and North Bondi will be rescheduled for another day.

Please check updates or contact Sophie – se@sel.com.au for more information.


Event Partners

Charity Partners

Santa by the Surf is proudly supporting ‘Forever Johno’, a charity spreading Christmas cheer by
collecting and donating presents to families with sick children. To support please feel free to bring a present
for a child or family member on the day, labelled with suggested gender and age for the gift recipient.

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