The WORST Episodes of Bondi Rescue

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: Network Ten

Bondi Rescue follows the work of the elite professional Lifeguards who patrol Australia’s busiest beach. This is Australia’s real life Baywatch! Taking the viewers on their journey through mass rescues, drownings, resuscitations, shark sightings, and all number of the weird and wonderful experiences Bondi Beach dishes up.

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Episode 7

#1 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 19, 2007

A tragedy unfolds at Bondi when lifeguards are unable to locate a man last seen swimming at the southern end of the beach. Identified for a brief moment struggling to stay afloat, he disappears from view behind waves. Not having seen him go under and with no friends, family, or witnesses forthcoming, lifeguards can�t be sure anyone is actually missing - with 20,000 people still needing to be monitored, the search is called off after 45 minutes.Yet at the end of the day, when the sun sets and lifeguards pack up, a 16 year old boy approaches with information his father has been missing for 2 hours, immediately their worst fears are realised.For everyone who visits the beach, this special episode of Bondi Rescue highlights the need for all beach goers to be aware of the dangers posed by the ocean.(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permision Granted)

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Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 26, 2007

Less than 48 hours after a tragic drowning at Bondi, a woman is pulled from the water... no breathing, no pulse. Lifeguards prepare the defibrillator to shock her back to life.In the lead-up to the regional lifeguard championships, the Bondi crew are taunted by rival teams. During the gruelling race a tactical error is overcome by a Herculean effort from one of Bondi�s legendary iron man champions.And, Kerrbox is selected to enter a radio station�s dating competition. It�s an embarrassing process, made worse by the taunting of his mates.(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permision Granted)

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Episode 9

#3 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 2, 2007

Snoop Dogg and his posse drop into Bondi to shoot a music promo, complete with topless extras.A Brazilian surfer meets the pointy end of a surfboard, following a collision which leaves lifeguards dealing with the biggest cut of the season.And a wild storm clears the beach of swimmers, while delivering a cat via the storm water drain.(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permision Granted)

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Episode 10

#4 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 9, 2007

In the final episode of Series two, the lifeguards of Bondi Rescue are kept on their toes despite summer coming to a close.Tom and Yatesy discover a red-bellied black snake that finds its way onto the sand at nearby Tamarama Beach.Whippet gets square with Kerrbox for an earlier practical joke, by tricking Box into playing a starring role in a fictitious Japanese Energy Drink Commercial. Under the guidance of Corey, Reidy finds redemption in the surf when he overcomes his big wave fear.Its been a big season, and lifeguards take time to reflect by surfing together after work.(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permision Granted)

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Episode 1

#5 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 2008

The school holidays have started and lifeguards are inundated with over-excited kids. Some have joined the Bondi lifeguard team, including 16 year old Trent Maxwell.

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Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 12, 2008

It's New Years Eve and Bondi is in party mode. The lifeguards have the challenging task of patrolling a beach filled with last night's revellers.

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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 2008

Cyclonic waves pound the coast as super big swells hit Bondi. Avid surfers, keen to get some big wave action, muscle in on swimmers' territory, making the water a collision zone.

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Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 26, 2008

The new kids on the block are put through their paces down at Bondi: Trent 'Maxi' Maxwell, the youngest ever trainee lifeguard and Hawaiian Lifeguard Kyle Pao.

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Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 4, 2008

Between inspiring nippers, doing jetski drills, conducting drug searches and reuniting a little lost boy with his family, the Bondi Lifeguards have no room for error in their daily rounds.

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Episode 6

#10 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2008

Tourists and travellers flock to Bondi to spend Australia Day on the nation's most famous beach. Poor conditions create an exhausting day for the lifeguards.

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Episode 7

#11 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 18, 2008

Senior lifeguard Terry decides to test trainee Maxi's mettle. Blake performs a mock tube rescue with fellow lifeguard Beau acting as the drowning patient.

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Episode 8

#12 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 25, 2008

The lifeguards go into secret and not-so-secret training for their own iron man challenge. An early morning walker calls the police reporting a lifeless surfer at the southern point of Bondi.

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Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 1, 2008

On an overcast weekday, there are eight rips running at Bondi; a lot for lifeguards to monitor. Two girls bring a mysterious cylinder they find in the shallows up to the tower.

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Episode 10

#14 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 8, 2008

Lifeguards treat three suspected spinal injuries within an hour. Lifeguards train up for the intercouncil lifeguard challenge.

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Episode 11

#15 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 15, 2008

A man collapses at the tower base. Lifeguards are called to the north end of the beach where a man has dislocated his shoulder. An Irish couple approach lifeguards to report their friend missing.

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Episode 12

#16 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 22, 2008

Lifeguards discuss beach etiquette. Three men from Liverpool in Sydney's west are caught in a rip. Whippet rescues two surfers, one of whom lifeguards suspect has a broken rib.

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Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 8, 2009

Shark fever hits Bondi and the boys in blue are flat out with both false shark alarms and real injuries. With crowds too scared to enter the water, how will lifeguards treat the injured in the chaos?

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Episode 2

#18 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 15, 2009

In the midst of party crowds, drugs, alcohol, rescues and first-aids, a drunken pro skater cuts his hand open and a woman reports her 70 year old mentally-ill brother lost on the beach.

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Episode 3

#19 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 22, 2009

Paris Hilton leads 10,000 party goers at a beachside New Year's dance party. Reckless behaviour ensues as lifeguards look after masses of people no longer able to take responsibility for themselves.

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Episode 4

#20 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 1, 2009

Thieves are at large and anything unattended is always at risk. With conditions in the water mild, the lifesavers take the chance to scan the area and catch a perpetrator or two.

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Episode 5

#21 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 8, 2009

Becoming a lifeguard is a rite of passage for many a local Bondi kid. In recent years the Waverley Council Lifeguard service, which oversees Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama, has run a trainee program to develop young lifeguards.

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Episode 8

#22 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 29, 2009

Beach goers plan their visits to Bondi around hot and sunny days, but often they get a lot more than they bargain for. A heat wave has hit Sydney and bathers are, in the words of lifeguards, "dropping like flies".

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Episode 9

#23 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 5, 2009

Bondi Rescue follows the work of lifeguards at one of the world's busiest beaches 'Bondi'.

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Episode 10

#24 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 12, 2009

At 17, trainee lifeguard Trent Maxwell is the youngest on the team. At 59, Harry Nightingale is Bondi's oldest lifeguard. While more than three times Maxi's age, Harry is expected to participate in the lifeguard iron man race.

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Episode 11

#25 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 19, 2009

The chilling events that lead to the evening that changed Bondi forever. Was it the weather? Was it the fish? Or was just plain bad luck?

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