Well if it worked for The Monkees… One Direction's Liam and Louis copy the original '60s boyband as they hit the beach
15:00 GMT, 12 April 2012
They've already recreated moments of Beatlemania while touring the U.S. and now that One Direction are Down Under, they're continuing that trend.
In scenes very similar to those seen in The Monkees opening credits Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson changed into their wetsuits and hit Manly Beach in Sydney yesterday.
The two singers were spotted tackling the waves with their surfboards as they took a break from their hectic schedule.
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Copycats! Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson tackle the waves at Sydney's Manly Beach in a scene similar to The Monkees back in the sixties
The Monkees: The original sixties boyband
Like One Direction, The Monkees were an American pop rock group created in 1966 by Robert “Bob” Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968.
They were a musical act in the TV show and it made stars of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and British heartthrob Davy Jones.
The right attire: The boys both wore all-in-on wetsuits for their day at the Australian beach
Wearing black all-in-one wetsuits, the boys couldn't stop smiling as they took to their surfboards and basked in the sunshine.
Even as they rode the waves, Louis couldn't help but strike a pose in the water, while Liam later tweeted: 'me and louis just went surfing… louis was up first and for a long 1 like 30 FEET!!!!!! OMG then i stood up un two nice waves woohoo :)'
We're taken! Both Louis and Liam are in relationships so no doubt they were unaware of any female admirers on the beach
Steady now! Liam appeared to find it hard to contend with the waves at times
The brunette stars appeared to be taking their hobby very seriously as they practised their techniques before venturing into the sea.
However, their three band mates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik were nowhere to be seen as they frolicked in the sea.
Perhaps the three singers were worried that they would not have been able to go unnoticed at the public beach following the hysterical crowds they were faced with in Sydney the day before.
Strike a pose: Louis couldn't help but look his best as he lounged on his surfboard
Making a splash! Liam and Louis appeared to be enjoying themselves in the water
The boy band were making a guest appearance on Sunrise on the Seven television network and were met by hundreds of fans who were converged on the city's central Martin Place plaza for front-row positions outside the windows of the studio – just like hardcore Beatles fans used to.
Devoted fans have followed their every movement, tailing their black security vans across Sydney for press engagements in the hope of catching a glimpse of their idols, aged between 18 and 21.
The boys have been extremely busy ever since they touched down in OZ and yesterday made an appearance on the Kyle and Jackie O radio show.
Having fun: The boys (L-R) Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson made an appearance on the Kyle and Jackie O radio show yesterday
Feeling homesick yet The fivesome have arrived in Australia straight from the U.S.
But it certainly wasn't your standard radio interview as the boys had to answer their questions after inhaling helium from balloons.
When asked by Jackie who would he
have play him in a movie about his life, Liam took a huge intake of
helium and answered: 'I like to do a bit of weight training so I'd say
someone like Taylor Lautner.'
Zayn was then asked if it was true
that he never had a passport until recently, to which he replied: 'Yeah
it's true, I did not have a passport before One Direction.
In demand: One Direction appear to be very popular in Australia as well as America
The fivesome are clearly having a great time on their travels and seemed to enjoy the helium a little too much.
Their previous arrivals in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, have seen hundreds of fans waiting for hours and even led to 14 teenagers being hospitalised in Canada after camping out overnight in freezing 14f (-10c) temperatures.
The band are set to perform at Australia's Logie television awards later this week, with organisers admitting they are 'expecting the very worst' from excitable fans.
Catching a glimpse: Fans waited for hours outside the television studios to ensure they saw the boyband