If you visit this blog from outside of Australia you may find it surprising but technically there are no beaches in Sydney. Sydney is a very small district mostly reserved for office buildings, few entertainment venues and restaurants. The famous surfing beaches like Bondi and Manly are cities on their own right and are not part of Sydney City council. The city is not a good place to buy a surfboard either. Usually you will get a better deal in your local surf shop.
So, here I am walking back to the office on a very hot day when I almost walked straight to the surfboard carried but the girl in the photograph. She was dressed in an unusual pants and a top, which looked like a singlet. An attire more suitable for the beach. She did not seem to know the city well and was checking her directions on every street corner she passed. I wondered if she exited a wrong train station or simply snapped a bargain on some sale. The board certainly looked like new.