Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012
I'm a Bondi local...it is always packed with people...if you're looking for a more chilled beach hang out, check out Tamarama, Coogee or Bronte beach, all 5-10mins from Bondi.
Take 50€ and put it somewhere safe, your suitcase, your travel documents, wherever. This way you'll have it just in case.
For a different take on Bass Lake history, read Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson. A good read on the Wild Western.