Australian star Chris Hemsworth has been enjoying some time off back home with his family, ahead of the Australian premiere of Snow White And The Huntsman.
Hemsworth was snapped by photographers enjoying some free time in Sydney on Monday.
On a rare day-off the former Home And Away star took the opportunity to go for a surf, despite the cold weather.
He was also photographed with his shirt off taking a dip in the pool atop the Park Hyatt.
Hemsworth's acting career has taken off in Hollywood with recent appearances in super-hero blockbusters Thor and The Avengers.
He credits much of his success to his parents, who always supported his career. "When most people said it (acting) is crazy ... they said, `The couch will always be your spare bedroom ...' Hemsworth told the Seven Network's Sunrise program on Tuesday.
The new father also said he gained a lot of experience with children from babysitting his manager's kids and his older brother's three children.
"We were around kids a lot," Hemsworth said.
Hemsworth will walk the red carpet with co-star Kristen Stewart at the film premiere at Bondi Junction's Event Cinemas on Tuesday night.
In his next project, Hemsworth plays racing-car driver James Hunt in Ron Howard's Formula One film Rush.
A release date for the film hasn't been set but rumour has it will be pranced around in time for the 2013 Oscars.