Baywatch in Brazil: Andy Carroll swaps football for surfing as he holidays in Rio with girlfriend Stacey
00:55 GMT, 20 July 2012
He may be known for his footballing prowess, but it would appear Andy Carroll has taken up a new hobby.
The Liverpool footballer looked every inch the Baywatch hunk as he sprinted along the beach with a surfboard tucked under his arm.
Holidaying alongside his girlfriend, Stacey Miller, the 23-year-old star seemed to be loving life as he lapped up the sun in Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro.
Fun in the sun: Andy Carroll seemed to be having a whale of a time as he sprinted down the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wearing a miniscule pair of brown and orange Hawaiian print swim shorts, the England ace showed off his impressive physique as he ran along the shore line.
After a dip in the ocean, Andy couldn't keep the grin off his face as he regaled his petite blonde girlfriend with tales of his adventures.
But while the sportsman was evidently keen to enjoy an active holiday, Stacey – who was wearing a strapless blue and white striped bikini – seemed more interested in her mobile phone.
Baywatch hunk: Andy appeared to have found a new hobby while on his sunshine break
Tired out: Andy seemed shattered as he chatted to Stacey after his surfing session
After a couple of hours on the beach, the pair were spotted browsing in a few local shops, before heading back to their hotel together.
This is Andy's second holiday in July alone.
As soon as England were knocked out of Euro 2012 at the end of June, the star let his hair down on the party island of Ibiza with Three Lions teammate, Joe Hart.
The duo seemed to be lapping up attention from female fans as they attended the launch party of the exclusive Ocean Beach Club.
Surf fanatic: Andy headed back into the sea on countless occasions throughout the day
Texting: While Andy seemed to be enjoying the active elements of his holiday, Stacey was more concerned with her mobile phone