Cowabunga dude! Chris Hemsworth teaches his son Sasha, 3, how to surf while Elsa Pataky …

They’re the movie star family who enjoy laying low around their Byron Bay abode.

And with the NSW heatwave in full force this summer Chris Hemsworth decided to take his three-year-old son Sasha into the water for a quick surf lesson.

The 34-year-old looked very comfortable in the ocean as the bearded Thor actor, who was wearing a very tight three-quarter length wetsuit, helped his blonde offspring onto a board.

Cowabunga dude! Chris Hemsworth teaches his son Sasha, 3, how to surf while Elsa Pataky plays with their other children on the sand

Cowabunga dude! Chris Hemsworth teaches his son Sasha, 3, how to surf while Elsa Pataky plays with their other children on the sand

While things started off a little bit shaky, as Sasha began to get used to the ebb and flow of the waves, he was able to stand up straight – much to the excitement of his dad.

He looked like a mini-me of his famous father as the tot grinned from ear to ear.

Meanwhile, watching on from the sand, was Sasha’s mother Elsa Pataky, who was seen cradling the couple’s two other children, Tristan, three, and India Rose, five.

We're soaring, flying! He looked like a mini-me of his famous father as the tot grinned from ear to ear

We’re soaring, flying! He looked like a mini-me of his famous father as the tot grinned from ear to ear

Dad's got it sorted! Chris Hemsworth kept things under control during the lesson

Dad's got it sorted! Chris Hemsworth kept things under control during the lesson

Dad’s got it sorted! Chris Hemsworth kept things under control during the lesson

On a roll! While things started off a little bit shaky, Sasha began to get used to the ebb and flow of the waves and stand up straight - much to the excitement of his dad

On a roll! While things started off a little bit shaky, Sasha began to get used to the ebb and flow of the waves and stand up straight – much to the excitement of his dad

Wearing a Spell Designs swimsuit and a straw hat, Elsa looked radiant alongside her genetically-blessed brood.

The children held onto the Spanish model’s hand lovingly as the 41-year-old mother slipped her purse into the back of her swimsuit in order to grasp them better.

The playful display comes just days after Chris mentioned the possibility of taking the full year off acting in order to be with his family.

Permanent job! The playful display comes just days after Chris mentioned the possibility of taking the full year off acting in order to be with his family

Permanent job! The playful display comes just days after Chris mentioned the possibility of taking the full year off acting in order to be with his family

Woops! Sasha can be seen slipping off his long board in the shallows before getting his feet

Woops! Sasha can be seen slipping off his long board in the shallows before getting his feet

Gearing up for an athletic finish! Sasha held onto the board tightly as his dad got him positioned onto the board

Gearing up for an athletic finish! Sasha held onto the board tightly as his dad got him positioned onto the board

He told The Times on Wednesday: ‘I want to be there more… I want to be able to take the kids to school.’   

The family of five reside in Byron Bay, with Chris leaving home for weeks at a time to film his movies or go on their promotional trails.

He said being away from his young family was always tough and his children used to beg him not to leave. 

Stunning! Wearing a Spell Designs swimsuit and a straw hat, Elsa looked radiant alongside her genetically-blessed brood

Stunning! Wearing a Spell Designs swimsuit and a straw hat, Elsa looked radiant alongside her genetically-blessed brood

The family of five resides in Byron Bay, with Chris leaving home for weeks at a time to film his movies or go on their promotional trails

The family of five resides in Byron Bay, with Chris leaving home for weeks at a time to film his movies or go on their promotional trails

Sizzling! Donning a blue and teal one-piece, Elsa sizzled on the sand as she held India Rose 

Sizzling! Donning a blue and teal one-piece, Elsa sizzled on the sand as she held India Rose 

‘That was brutal. I’d be walking out of the door and [the kids] would start crying, ‘Don’t go!’ I just couldn’t handle it, so I’d be like, ‘I’ll bring you back a present.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh, OK.’ Their mood changes,’ he explained.  

Now, Chris says with a heavy heart that they’ve become accustom to his absence and barely bat an eyelid when he leaves.

The former Home And Away actor said he plans to take at least six months off after he finishes shooting new thriller movie Bad Times at the El Royale in Vancouver this year. 

‘I may even be off all year. Maybe, it’s time to just cash in and check out and surf for the rest of my life,’ he added wistfully.  

Helping them search the rock pools: Elsa Pataky helps her twins sons look for shells

Helping them search the rock pools: Elsa Pataky helps her twins sons look for shells

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