By peoplestaff225
Updated January 29, 2009 09:00 AM

Much to the delight of son Charlie, actor Russell Crowe muscles up a big splash while playing in the waves of Australia’s Bondi Beach on Wednesday.

Russell, wife Danielle, their 5-year-old son and Tennyson, 2 ½ (not pictured), enjoyed the sun, building sandcastles and running in the surf.

Next up for Russell, 44, is feature film State of Play, out later this year.