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Byron Baes get frisky as the cast strips down to film scenes at the beach in winter

Netflix’s influencer-led reality show Byron Baes has been plagued by waves of backlash from local residents and Indigenous leaders. 

But the cast looked anything but downtrodden as they filmed outdoor scenes at Shelly Beach on Monday. 

Despite the plummeting winter temperatures, the glamorous influencers looked completely at ease as they galavanted on the sand in skimpy swimwear. 

Wet and wild! Lauren Bell and Elias Chigros filmed scenes for Netflix’s Byron Baes on Monday

During the filming session, cast-members were filmed spending time socialising on the sand, posing for selfies, and hitting the waves for a surf. 

Producers and camera operators meanwhile swarmed the beach, making sure to capture every single moment of TV gold.  

Among the genetically-blessed cast was Elias Chigros, who rose to fame on Love Island Australia back in 2018. 

Slim: The blonde beauty showed off her trim figure and long legs in a wetsuit

Slim: The blonde beauty showed off her trim figure and long legs in a wetsuit 

Elias, who goes by the online moniker Elias Black, flaunted his ripped physique in a wetsuit as he went surfing with fellow cast-member and model Lauren Bell. 

The pair looked like they were having a whale of a time as they carried their surfboards down the shore together.  

Lauren meanwhile showcased her long legs in a black swimming costume, while allowing her sopping blonde mane to fall loosely by her shoulders. 

All smiles: Lauren flashed a beaming smile as she chatted with Nathan Favro

All smiles: Lauren flashed a beaming smile as she chatted with Nathan Favro

All smiles: Lauren flashed a beaming smile as she chatted with Nathan Favro

A little help? A production assistant stepped forward to adjust a detail on Nathan's wetsuit

A little help? A production assistant stepped forward to adjust a detail on Nathan’s wetsuit

Lights, camera, action! A large crew stood around to film scenes for the reality show

Lights, camera, action! A large crew stood around to film scenes for the reality show

She later stripped down to a white bikini while wrapping up from the cold in a blue-and-white beach towel.  

At one stage, Lauren was also spotted catching up with fellow castmate Nathan Favro, who is best remembered for his stints on The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise. 

Nathan also carried a surfboard, and showed off his physique in a long-sleeved rash vest and printed board shorts. 

Bombshell: Lauren looked every inch the supermodel as she strolled along the sand

Bombshell: Lauren looked every inch the supermodel as she strolled along the sand

Chit chat: Lauren was spotted with co-star Sarah St Kames, who wore sunglasses and a hat

Chit chat: Lauren was spotted with co-star Sarah St Kames, who wore sunglasses and a hat

Surf's up! The leggy blonde held a large surfboard underneath her arm

Surf’s up! The leggy blonde held a large surfboard underneath her arm

Byron Bay’s traditional owners have rejected a donation offer from Netflix amid controversy over their planned influencer reality series, Byron Baes.

The donation was offered following an outcry that the streaming giant had not consulted with local Indigenous groups before planning the series.

In a statement issued last month, The Arakwal Corporation, representing the Bundjalung people of Byron Bay, revealed they unanimously agreed to ‘not accept a donation from Eureka Productions or Netflix’.

Style: Lauren was the epitome of chic in a white bra and a pair of cream linen pants

Style: Lauren was the epitome of chic in a white bra and a pair of cream linen pants

Fun times! Alex Reid picked Lauren up in his arms and swung her around for fun

Fun times! Alex Reid picked Lauren up in his arms and swung her around for fun

Selfie time: The cast whipped out their mobile phones to snap some cute selfies

Selfie time: The cast whipped out their mobile phones to snap some cute selfies

‘We were not consulted prior to the filming of Season 1 of Byron Baes or consulted before the production was announced,’ the statement read.

‘We are not in agreement with the nature of the series concept as it does not respect our community, cultural practices and values.’

According to Sydney Morning Herald, Netflix confirmed that they did indeed offer a donation but that per a source, ‘the sum was not large’.

In May, according to independent newspaper Echo, the Byron Council ‘passed an urgency motion’ that would require producers to get permission before any further filming.

Retro: An unidentified male sported a classic '80s mullet and jet black dyed hair

Retro: An unidentified male sported a classic ’80s mullet and jet black dyed hair 

Just hanging out: Nathan and another pal chilled by the beach

Just hanging out: Nathan and another pal chilled by the beach

Bored? The ladies looked bored as they waited for filming to resume

Bored? The ladies looked bored as they waited for filming to resume

Speaking to the paper, independent Councillor Cate Coorey said: ‘We need to stand up for our community.’

‘They haven’t sought clearances, they haven’t considered the relevant stakeholders, and so far we’ve seen no consultation, and yet filming has gone ahead,’ she added.

Producers may now be forced to seek permission before any further filming can take place, which includes filming on both private property or public spaces.

Wild thing! He soaked up the spotlight by giving the middle finger to the cameras

Wild thing! He soaked up the spotlight by giving the middle finger to the cameras

Trouble: The lively reality star made some outrageous gestures in the sand

Trouble: The lively reality star made some outrageous gestures in the sand

Trouble: The lively reality star made some outrageous gestures in the sand

Not mincing words, Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye said: ‘This corporation, Netflix, has basically come in and s**t on us.’

While the Council have kicked up a fuss, the Byron Baes production could fall into the Ultra Low Impact category as outlined in the Local Government Filming Protocol.

Ultra Low Impact means there are ten or less people in the cast and crew. If Byron Baes meets this requirement, then they would not require filming permits from the Council.

Beaming: Instagram model Elias flashed a big smile on the sand

Beaming: Instagram model Elias flashed a big smile on the sand

Time to dry off? The former Love Island Australia star waved a towel around

Time to dry off? The former Love Island Australia star waved a towel around

Time to dry off? The former Love Island Australia star waved a towel around

Shady lady: Saski Wooton entered the scene in an orange bra and pair of shorts

Shady lady: Saski Wooton entered the scene in an orange bra and pair of shorts

Perfect pout! Her luscious pout was on full display for all to see

Perfect pout! Her luscious pout was on full display for all to see

Peace out! The bubbly brunette flashed a double peace sign for the cameras

Peace out! The bubbly brunette flashed a double peace sign for the cameras

Joining the cast are former reality stars Nathan Favro, from The Bachelorette, and Elias Chigros, from Love Island Australia.

Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay ‘It couple’ Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton.

Others in the cast include investment company employee Elle Watson, influencer Jade Kevin Foster and spiritualistic therapist Simba Ali.

Rounding out the cast is Kyle Sandilands’ former assistant-turned-manager Alex Reid, fashion designer Jess Bell and her model sister Lauren.

Hello! Sarah St James was waving at a friend as she walked along the beach

Hello! Sarah St James was waving at a friend as she walked along the beach

Pucker up: Lauren and Alex shared a kiss together as they stood on a footpath

Pucker up: Lauren and Alex shared a kiss together as they stood on a footpath

How romantic! Lauren twirled and flirted with pal Alex by the green grass

How romantic! Lauren twirled and flirted with pal Alex by the green grass

How romantic! Lauren twirled and flirted with pal Alex by the green grass

Thirsty? Saski and a friend enjoyed beers on the beach

Thirsty? Saski and a friend enjoyed beers on the beach

Showing off? Lauren pulled her pants down a bit to show Alex something

Showing off? Lauren pulled her pants down a bit to show Alex something

Piggyback! Sarah jumped on Alex's back and allowed him to carry her through the shore

Piggyback! Sarah jumped on Alex’s back and allowed him to carry her through the shore

Sunny days: The pair were having the time of their lives on the beach

Sunny days: The pair were having the time of their lives on the beach

Sunny days: The pair were having the time of their lives on the beach

Not happy: Byron Bay's traditional owners have rejected a donation offer from Netflix amid controversy over their planned influencer reality series, Byron Baes

Not happy: Byron Bay’s traditional owners have rejected a donation offer from Netflix amid controversy over their planned influencer reality series, Byron Baes

No go: Last month, according to independent newspaper Echo, the Byron Council 'passed an urgency motion' that would require producers to get permission before any further filming

No go: Last month, according to independent newspaper Echo, the Byron Council ‘passed an urgency motion’ that would require producers to get permission before any further filming

Speaking to the paper, independent Councillor Cate Coorey said: 'We need to stand up for our community.'

Speaking to the paper, independent Councillor Cate Coorey said: ‘We need to stand up for our community.’

'They haven¿t sought clearances, they haven¿t considered the relevant stakeholders, and so far we¿ve seen no consultation, and yet filming has gone ahead,' Corey added

‘They haven’t sought clearances, they haven’t considered the relevant stakeholders, and so far we’ve seen no consultation, and yet filming has gone ahead,’ Corey added

Permission: Producers may now be forced to seek permission before any further filming can take place, which includes filming on both private property or public spaces

Permission: Producers may now be forced to seek permission before any further filming can take place, which includes filming on both private property or public spaces

Not mincing words, Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye said: 'This corporation, Netflix, has basically come in and s**t on us'

Not mincing words, Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye said: ‘This corporation, Netflix, has basically come in and s**t on us’

Anticipated: Byron Baes is one of the most anticipated shows coming to Netlix

Anticipated: Byron Baes is one of the most anticipated shows coming to Netlix

Stars: Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay 'It couple' Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton

Stars: Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay 'It couple' Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton

Stars: Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay ‘It couple’ Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton

Crew: There was a large crew assembled to shoot the show

Crew: There was a large crew assembled to shoot the show

Cast photo! The cast sat down to get a group photo together

Cast photo! The cast sat down to get a group photo together

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