Published: 03:58 EST, 21 October 2013 | Updated: 07:44 EST, 21 October 2013>
Liam Payne combined his two new favourite things - going topless and surfing - in Australia on Monday.
The 20 year-old One Direction singer showed off his sculpted abs while hitting the waves on Australia’s Gold Coast during a break from 1D's epic worldwide tour.
Later Liam sunbathed with a friend and seemed to go unnoticed by his fellow beach bum as he caught some rays lying back on his surf board.
Long and the short of it: Liam looks moody as he carries his board down to the ocean edge wearing long board shorts and with his hair still coiffed
Wipe out: Liam Payne showed off his sculpted abs while surfing on Australia's Gold Coast
Downtime: Liam enjoyed a surf session during some well deserved downtime from One Direction's epic world tour that finishes next month in Tokyo
Catching waves: Liam showed off his surf skills on a wave on Australia's Gold Coast
The hard working boys will leave Australia at the end of the month and will finish their world tour in Tokyo at the start of November.
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The boys are also set to go back to their roots, with a special performance on The X Factor, the show that turned them into superstars.
The group came third in the 2010 series of the show and now they will perform on upcoming live show, singing their new single Story of My Life while promoting third studio album Midnight Memories.
Point break: Liam enjoys some time off in the ocean after covering four continents with the 1D boys on their ongoing world tour
Rip curl: Liam enjoying some time off before the hard working 1D boys leave Australia at the end of the month to finish their world tour in Tokyo at the start of November
Wave control: Liam Payne builds up to riding the crest of a wave on the Gold Coast in Australia
Slowly does it: Liam tentatively gets up on to his board as waves crash around him
Golden abs: Liam Payne ditched his wetsuit to wear board shorts and no top while surfing in Australia
Buff body: Liam looked ripped as he walked out of the sea to sunbath with a friend and he seemed to go unnoticed by other beach-goers
Despite the hectic schedule the boys have endured for months now, it seems Liam doesn't want the tour to end.
After a concert on Saturday he tweeted: 'Another great show aus, every night the audiences have blown us away makes being away from home all this time worth while thank you so mucho.'
And he added: 'Sorry I couldn’t say hi in the end there just got too many people in the end xxx was nice to see you all though on a lovely Brisbane morning.'
Taking a rest: Liam Payne and his One Direction bandmates have been taking their fitness regimes seriously while on their epic Take Me Home world tour
Tatts enough: Liam loves showing off his increasingly toned physique and tattoos after sessions with a personal trainer pay off for the star
Liam appears to love showing off his increasingly toned physique lately after sessions with a personal trainer and a hectic performing demands pay off physically for the star.
It has been claimed personal trainer Ramzy Khachik works with Liam and his One Direction band members Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan.
Khachik is a former jailbird who served 19 years in prison who is said to have whipped the boys into shape. But the 1D camp denied any involvement with the trainer.
And relax: Liam checks out the waves while resting between surf sessions
Drying off: Liam takes a break from surfing to top up his tan on the beach with a friend
To the delight of 1D fans he was recently spotted hanging around on his hotel balcony without a shirt on and seems to strip a lot lately between shows. Maybe it's due to the hot weather down under.
All the 1D boys are currently on the Gold Coast of Australia, where Harry Styles is also stripping off and having some fun, where they have been performing for their Australian fans.
Ever the professional Liam happily posed for a photo with a female fan on the beach, although he managed to go unnoticed for most of the day.
Best surf ever: Liam concentrates as he attempts to stand on his board on the crest of a wave
Surf dude: Laim can't get enough of the surf in Australia as he combines his favourite new pass times - showing off his abs and surfing
Catching waves then rays: Liam cunningly used his surf board as a sun lounger to soak up the sun
Friend of fan? Liam happily posed with a female friend, or possibly a fan on the beach despite his star status going largely unnoticed all day
The pop star celebrated his 20th birthday back in August this year and judging by his facial hair and buff physique he is growing up into a strapping young man.
Meanwhile, Liam's bandmate Louise Tomlinson stuck to dry land to wind down and keep fit.
The fellow 1D singer worked on his football skills wearing a red sweatshirt and black tracksuit bottoms his own while Liam stripped off to hit the beach.
Staying dry: Louis Tomlinson of One Direction showed off his impressive soccer skills to the delight of fans before One Direction's show in Brisbane, Australia
Best foot forwarded: Louis was wearing a red soccer jumper and black pants while practicing his soccer skills
Football focus: Louis concentrates on the ball as he goes in for a kick