A man who refused to leave the water for almost two hours after allegedly intimidating beachgoers at Bondi Beach has been charged.
About 2.30pm on Thursday, police attended Bondi Beach following reports the 38-year-old had approached multiple women and allegedly behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner.
Police said as they approached the man, he entered the water and swam away from them.
Despite police attempts, the man allegedly refused to leave the water for almost two hours.
With assistance from Bondi lifeguards, an off-duty officer, PolAir and Water Police, the man was eventually apprehended in the water on the southern end of the beach.
He was escorted back onto land where he was arrested and taken to Waverley police station.
The man was charged with resisting a police officer and stalking or intimidating with the intent of causing fear or physical harm. He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Waverly Local Court on March 3.