Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins is an Australian professional lifeguard who is featured in the Discovery factual TV show, Bondi Rescue.
Hopkins was born and raised in Bonte and has been competing in surf competition since a tender age of 6.
He has been working for Waverley Council, which oversees Bondi, Tamarama, since 1991.
He was appointed as the head lifeguard in 2000 and is one of the longest-serving lifeguards on the roster.
'Bondi Rescue' started airing on February 15, 2006, on Channel Ten and its latest season started airing in March 2018.
Bruce has won the Australian Lifeguard of the Year in 2006 and won two gold medals at the Australian Surf Lifesaving titles in Double Ski and Board Paddle.
Apart from his professional career, Bruce has been in a relationship with Sydney publicist, Karen Griffin, since 2017.
He was previously married to Stacey Woods from 2015 to 2016.
According to reports, Stacey had left Bruce standing at the altar in 2013, but he had given their relationship a chance.
He currently resides in the Eastern Suburbs with Karen Griffin and daughters, Lauren Hopkins and Georgia Hopkins.
As of 2018, the lifeguard has garnered a net worth of approximately $700,000.