‘Dark-eyed and sinister’ Quiksilver patriarch and professional surfing sex symbol Bruce Raymond is selling a redundant forever home on prized cliff-top land for over $5 million, ‘He would have made a good crook , scammer or gigolo!
Come wander the halls of a clifftop, seaside paradise…
Bruce Raymond, do you know?
He’s the brutal-looking stallion with open jacket and open beer container in hand from the famous Quikilsver commercial, pictured below.
To know the great Bruce Raymond, superstar businessman, former world number 16, is to love him.
Surf’s original surf journalist Phil Jarratt knows this.
“(Bruce) has that sinister, black-eyed look that appeals to women and amazes men. He would have made a good crook, hustler or gigolo.
If Bruce’s accomplishments in the water, North Shore and tour shredder, and off it, co-creator of the Quiksilver Pro at G-Land, The Crossing, keeping Kelly Slater, Tom Carroll and Lisa Andersen on Quik during their careers isn’t enough, Bruce has collected various houses along Sydney’s northern beaches, cleverly buying low and selling high.
His latest sale is his joint at 65 The Serpentine, Bilgola Beach, which recently went under the hammer two weeks ago for well over five million (the agent was guiding $5,375 million and more), or about two million more than he bought it in 2017.
The nearly 800 square meter four-bedroom home features a self-contained guest suite that Kelly Slater has used on her visits to Sydney, a heated mineral water pool (a delicious blender for guest pees), an oven pizza in the back and best of all it squats on the north side of Bilgola Head meaning you don’t get licked off by the southerly winds ripping everyone’s hair out every time that fronts cross the city.
No word yet on Bruce’s next move.
He says he will stay in the area but will downsize a bit.
In the meantime, have a taste of Bilgola Square.