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Bondi Rescue’s Trent Falson buys Bondi unit for $770,000

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JONATHAN CHANCELLOR
The Daily Telegraph
The one-bedroom apartment with landscaped courtyard and barbecue area — perfect to entertain his many mates — is in the tightly held, 2000-built Hallmark block of six. Or more likely for his mum to live in. Having last sold in 2004 at $411,000, Falson bought it through Mark Horn at Little Real Estate Central, who had offered a buyers guide of $780,000. Falson was born and raised in Bondi, surfing the waves at the north end from the age of five.
Falson’s new home is 800m from the beach.
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He joined the North Bondi Surf Club as a nipper at 10, then moved up the ranks to the senior club, where he did patrols and trained at an elite national level as a specialist board paddler. After winning a national board paddling title at the age of 16, Singlets became a lifeguard for Waverley Council in 1997. The single father of two had a break to give the corporate world a go, working in jobs varying from pharmaceutical sales to aircraft refuelling. But he returned to lifeguarding after a 12-year break three years ago. “I discovered there are some horrible jobs out there and doing what you love is more valuable than money,” Falson said of his return. “I missed the job and the team. It’s hard to explain what a tight-knit team we are and the camaraderie we share.
Falson feels at home at the beach. Picture: John Appleyard
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“I feel lifeguarding is where my strengths lie and where my passion is and I couldn’t satisfy that passion anywhere else.” Falson has been out of the property market for a decade, having previously owned a place on Roe St, North Bondi. Falson made headlines last year when he and co-star Anthony “Harries” Carroll saved Hollywood star Hugh Jackman’s son Oscar.
The one-bedder is perfect for the lifesaver.
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Other Bondi Rescue boys have homes within the neighbourhood, the most impressive belonging to Dean “Deano” Gladstone who traded Randwick for Bondi Junction in 2015. He spent $2.25 million on a four-bedroom freestanding family home after selling in Randwick for $2.21 million. The Logie Award-­winning Channel 10 show began in 2006 and has aired 136 episodes across its 12 seasons. It has won six Logies for Most Popular Factual Program.