It is always harder to see people's everyday routine when you are travelling. Especially when its looks sexy like this :)
I have now been a few times to Sydney over the last 10 years (perks of being married to an Australian) and I truly like observing the beach morning routine of the locals. Working out whether it be a run along the water, followed by a swim or surfing the waves. A brunch or a coffee (god I miss the Sydney coffee culture!). Its a different vibe to the rest of the day. Its feels like the best way to start your daily grind. There is something about being at the beach in the early morning, it makes you feel alive.