We caught up with Maxi, a lifeguard on Bondi Beach and star of Bondi Rescue!

KZ: If you’re not at the beach, what do you do in your spare time?


M: I exercise – running and cycling – and get outdoors on my days off. If the weather is bad or I’m a bit burnt out, I watch a movie to chill and recharge the batteries, or play FIFA on the PlayStation 4.


KZ: Since your job means being at the beach, do you still go there in your spare time?


M: All the time. I’ll be at home when it’s hot and I’ll want to go out to the beach to cool down and hang out. I always seem to be at the beach.


KZ: What is the coolest thing that has happened to you recently on Bondi Beach?


M: I met a few of the people from the Women’s Big Bash League the other day, from Hobart!


KZ: What kind of movies are you into?


M: I don’t know, I’m a bit of a weirdo – I like documentaries, especially ones about space! If I was a scientist, I’d want to study space.


KZ: What’s the most mind-blowing fact about space you’ve learned recently?


M: They’re planning on putting people on Mars, that’s pretty cool.


KZ: Would you want to live on Mars?


M: No, I wouldn’t! I don’t think I could handle the long trip to get there.


KZ: Have you ever had a prank played on you by another lifeguard?


M: I’ve had a few pranks pulled on me over the years. One of the lifeguards got a friend of his, who I didn’t know at the time was a three-time heavy weight boxer, to pretend to want to fight me when I had to move him out of the red and yellow flags. That was pretty fun!


For more of our interview with Maxi, check out page 35 of the April issue of K-Zone, on sale now! Catch Bondi Rescue Tuesdays at 7:30pm from March 15, on TEN!