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Kwanten shows off his bulging biceps and sculpted abs after catching a wave in sunny Los Angeles

He’s the former Home And Away star turned Hollywood heartthrob.

And Ryan Kwanten showed off his chiselled abs and bulging biceps as he enjoyed a day at Venice beach last week.

Making sure to stay sun-safe, the 39-year-old hunk covered up in a long-sleeved rash vest and a baseball hat while out surfing. Wearing a pair of brown and green board shorts, the HBO star took of his blue cap to shake the water out of his hair. Sporting a rugged beard, Ryan took off his top to reveal his sculpted torso as he stood on the sand.

Formerly from Sydney, the ex-soap star has been living in California for several years, where he has continued to find fame on an international scale. He’s most famous in the US for his role as Jason Stackhouse in the drama series True Blood.

The show ran for six years between 2008 and 2014, with Ryan’s scene alongside co-star Alexander Skarsgard being one of the most memorable.

There are racy scenes showed Ryan naked and kissing his male co-star.

The Australian hunk told Daily Mail Australia he signed on to do the show knowing he’d most likely have to star in a nude scene eventually.

‘I knew it was HBO, I knew it was Alan Ball but I knew I’d be in safe hands!’ he said.

Meanwhile, his handsome co-star praised Ryan’s kissing talents on The Project in June. Asked to select the best kisser out of his on-screen partners Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Ryan, the 40-year-old star quipped: ‘Out of the three I’ve got to say Ryan Kwanten is surprisingly a good kisser actually.’

‘He’s very tender. You wouldn’t think it because he’s kind of a tough guy but very soft, gentle, tender touch’, he continued.

Ryan also played Vinnie Patterson on Home And Away from 1997 to 2002, with Ada Nicodemou acting as his on-screen wife Leah Poulos.