Kelly Slater's Sydney crash pad for sale with a $5.375m price guide

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Kelly Slater’s favourite ‘crash pad’ owned by Aussie surf legend Bruce Raymond is listed for sale with an eye-watering $5.375million price tag

Champion surfer Kelly Slater’s favoured Sydney ‘crash pad’ is up for auction with a price guide of $5.375million.

The four-bedroom clifftop mansion in Bilgola, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is being sold by former pro surfer Bruce Raymond, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Raymond, 68, the one-time director of sports apparel brand Quicksilver, often hosted Slater, 50, at his property during the Floridian’s frequent visits to Australia.

Hitting the market: Surfer-turned-businessman Bruce Raymond is selling his four-bedroom clifftop mansion in Bilgola, in Sydney's Northern Beaches. (Pictured: the pool and courtyard)

Hitting the market: Surfer-turned-businessman Bruce Raymond is selling his four-bedroom clifftop mansion in Bilgola, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. (Pictured: the pool and courtyard)

Raymond, who helped catapult surfing into a professional sport in the ’60s and ’70s, says he wants to downsize, but will stay in the area.

He converted the back garden of the huge 784sqm spread into a micro farm, which includes a windmill, shed and three plots for vegetables.

The multi-storey property has a holiday resort atmosphere with sensational views of the beachfront near Avalon, one of Sydney’s most sought-after coastal postcodes.

Large wrap-around windows drench the living areas in sunlight and there is also an ocean view from just about every room in the sprawling estate.

Crash pad: Raymond, 68, the one-time director of sports apparel brand Quicksilver, often hosted champion surfer Kelly Slater, 50, at his property during the Floridian's frequent visits to Australia. (Pictured: Slater after winning Billabong Pro Pipeline final in Hawaii on February 5)

Crash pad: Raymond, 68, the one-time director of sports apparel brand Quicksilver, often hosted champion surfer Kelly Slater, 50, at his property during the Floridian’s frequent visits to Australia. (Pictured: Slater after winning Billabong Pro Pipeline final in Hawaii on February 5)

Moving on: Raymond (pictured), who helped catapult surfing into a professional sport in the'60s and'70s, says he wants to downsize, but will stay in the area

Moving on: Raymond (pictured), who helped catapult surfing into a professional sport in the ’60s and ’70s, says he wants to downsize, but will stay in the area 

A barbecue area and pizza oven are perfect for entertaining, while the master suite has a dual vanity ensuite and walk-in wardrobes.

The kitchen, featuring a Caesarstone island bench, overlooks the heated mineral pool outside, plus the deck and garden with an ‘island’ atmosphere.

There’s also a fully contained guest suite – occupied by Slater during his many stays on the property over the years. 

Idyllic: The kitchen, featuring a Caesarstone island bench, overlooks the heated mineral pool outside, plus the deck and garden with an'island' atmosphere

Idyllic: The kitchen, featuring a Caesarstone island bench, overlooks the heated mineral pool outside, plus the deck and garden with an ‘island’ atmosphere 

Beach home: One of four bedrooms, boasting ocean views, can be seen here

Beach home: One of four bedrooms, boasting ocean views, can be seen here

Dazzling: One of the living areas, featuring hardwood floors, is shown here

Dazzling: One of the living areas, featuring hardwood floors, is shown here

Indoor-outdoor living: A barbecue area and pizza oven are perfect for entertaining, while the master suite has a dual vanity ensuite and walk-in wardrobes

Indoor-outdoor living: A barbecue area and pizza oven are perfect for entertaining, while the master suite has a dual vanity ensuite and walk-in wardrobes 

Slater is widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time.

He considers Australia a second home, but has also criticised the Australian government for its handling of the Covid pandemic.   

Raymond’s Bilgola home will go to auction on April 12.

Champion: Slater is widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time. (He is seen here riding a wave during the Billabong Pro surfing tournament in Tahiti on May 14, 2008)

Champion: Slater is widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time. (He is seen here riding a wave during the Billabong Pro surfing tournament in Tahiti on May 14, 2008)

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