Bondi Rescue - Netflix
Reality series focusing on Australia's Bondi lifesavers. Get a closer look at the amazing things they do everyday, off and on patrol.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bondi Rescue - Bruce Hopkins (surf lifesaver) - Netflix
Bruce “Hoppo” Hopkins (born 12 November 1968) is a professional lifeguard and head of the Waverley Council lifeguards. He can be seen on the factual television series Bondi Rescue.
Bondi Rescue - Career - Netflix
Hopkins briefly worked for 2GB prior to becoming a full-time lifeguard. He has worked as head lifeguard with Waverley Council, which oversees Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches, since 1991 and has been involved in more resuscitations than any other lifeguard in the service. He was appointed head lifeguard in 2000 and is one of the longest serving and most experienced lifeguards on the roster. In 2006 he won the Australian Lifeguard of the year award, and has recently picked up 2 Gold medals at the Australian Surf Lifesaving titles in the Double Ski and the Board Paddle. Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins is one of the world’s most influential and recognised Lifeguards, a well- respected water sportsman and Australian media personality. As Bondi’s Head Lifeguard, Hopkins has appeared in twelve seasons of the hit television show, Bondi Rescue. The Ten Network show is based around the Lifeguard Service at Bondi Beach following the numerous rescues and day-to-day activities. The hugely successful show now airs in over 180 countries worldwide and has won six Logie Awards to date and is nominated in 2017 for ‘Most Popular Factual Television Show’. The show has reached over 1.6 million viewers during the highest rating period and is still the most watched show on the Discovery Channel. Hopkins is a regular guest speaker at various international corporations and organisations about his role as Head Lifeguard, expertise in water safety, his leadership skills and teamwork management and is a regular guest at high-profile red carpet events, launches and film premieres. Recent press coverage in 2017 has included a photo shoot with international supermodel, Karlie Kloss. Coverage ran in Vogue Australia, OK! Magazine, WHO, Daily Mail and Channel Ten. Hopkins was recently interviewed on The Project, Ten News, Channel Seven, Channel Nine, Studio 10, NOVA, KIIS FM & WSFM and more reaching over 10 million people in conjunction with a national water safety campaign to highlight water safety in the ocean and back yard pools given the recent drowning epidemic. As Vice President of Surf Education International (SEI), an organisation that specialises in the education of water safety with a key focus to minimise drowning numbers globally. SEI has taken Hopkins around the world as a consultant to Japan, India, Maldives, Dubai, UK and Sweden. Hopkins is a keen philanthropist, a regular competitor at Perth’s Rottnest Island Swim for the charity category for the past eight years and has proudly supported many charity organisations over the years, including The McGrath Foundation, Livin, Randwick Children’s Hospital and R U OK? As an instantly recognised Australian media identity, Bruce Hopkins has worked with many leading brands for endorsement and commercial partnerships including; Virgin Atlantic, UNIQLO, Holeproof Undies, Samsung, Australian Tourism, G’Day LA, Energiser, Bondi Lifeguard Sun Care, Clever Buoy, Stella & Marco Skincare, Casio Watches, LIIVE Sunglasses, OPTUS, Heineken, QT Hotels and Moccona Coffee. In May 2017 Hopkins became an ambassador for Shark Mitigation and Clever Buoy technology.
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