Hollywood heart-throb Zac Efron faced a sea of screaming fans before he could even reach the Bondi surf. The 22-year-old on Tuesday joined Australian pro-surfer Layne Beachley for a learn to surf promotion with surfwear manufacturer Oakley, after flying into the country on Monday with girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.
Hundreds of fans lined the street, clutching notepads and cameras, as Efron arrived in a large black van. Squealing girls swamped the actor, crying out “I love you” as he ran into North Bondi RSL Club to change into a red Oakley wetsuit. The young star, best known for his role in the “High School Musical” film series, seemed overwhelmed by the attention, turning to Beachley and saying “I’ll just stand with you guys.”
He shook his head at the crowd of photographers, adding to Beachley, “It’s crazy I know.”
Security hastily assembled a metal barricade to keep fans at bay but they later poured through and followed the star onto the sand. Efron was quickly directed into a sand buggy with Beachley, heading to the south end of the beach, where he spent about half an hour in the water.
Balmain resident Craig Gill managed to place his four-year-old daughter, Petal, into the buggy for a quick snap with the star.
“She’s the only one that got a kiss,” Mr Gill said with pride. “We just happened to come down, and she’s the biggest fan of Zac.”
Event organisers said while Efron was causing commotion on the sand, girlfriend Hudgens snuck unseen into the restaurant North Bondi Italian Food to wait for him.
Oakley hosted the Learn to Ride surfing day to raise awareness and funds for the One Sight Foundation, a global project dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education. Australian professional surfers Tom Whitaker and Sam Page joined Sydney identities Lauryn Eagle, Maude Garrett and Nikki Phillips to take part in the campaign. [Source]
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted leaving Oakley surf store in Sydney on 15 February 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• February 15 – Leaving Oakley In Sydney (x9)
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were arriving at Sydney International Airport in Sydney on 14 February 2010. Enjoy!
• February 14 – At Sydney International Airport In Sydney (x1)
High School Musical star Zac Efron arrived in Australia yesterday, keen to catch a few waves. The enthusiastic surfer touched down in Sydney from LA about 6.30am with his girlfriend, High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens, by his side. Efron is a regular visitor to our shores, with this his fifth visit, but unfortunately a trip to Melbourne is not on his schedule.
Efron is in Australia to take part in surfwear company Oakley’s Learn to Surf program. The actor is a keen supporter of Oakley’s involvement in the OneSight Foundation, a global project with programs dedicated to improving vision through research and education. [Source]
Zac Efron has scored a nomination for this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Zac is nominated as a favourite movie actor. Taylor Lautner, Shia LeBeouf and Tyler Perry are also nominated in this category. The gala is going to take place on 27 March 2010.
Zac Efron was spotted leaving a building in Los Angeles on 11 February 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• February 11 – Out & About In Los Angeles (x9)
Zac Efron’s new drama movie, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” has been pushed back from a June to October 15th release. The flick, which also stars Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger and Amanda Crew, follows Charlie (Efron) who is so stricken with grief at his younger brother’s death that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery where his brother (Tahan) is buried. [Source]
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Sterling Knight wasn’t always friends with Zac Efron, he admitted on The Bonnie Hunt Show today!
“I had auditioned for High School Musical and this movie, The Derby Stallion, that he had done, and I was really frustrated,” the 21-year-old StarStruck actor explained. “This kid, Zac Efron, is booking everything I’m auditioning for!”
Sterling also told a funny story about how he got upset with Zac and he remembered it a year later when the two met on the set of 17 Again!
Thankfully, they’re really good friends now, Sterling said in the video below. [Source]
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted in the audience during the recent LA Lakers game on 3 February 2010 in Los Angeles. Enjoy the pics!
• February 3 – Watching Basketball Game In Los Angeles (x82)