Currumbin Rock

Currumbin Rock

Surfing Off Currumbin Rock
From the surfing in the '60s series by Garry Birdsall

Currumbin is famous for the classic right-hand wave break that forms off Currumbin Rock. From time to time during winter, storm surf comes up from NSW creating uniquely challenging conditions for surfboard riders. The sight of these awesome wave lines marching in from the horizon was an overwhelming challenge that few of us could resist. Launching from Currumbin Rock into the huge swell, those stormy winter days were never long enough for us surfers.

In the foreground is Currumbin Creek, which in the 1960s traveled inland to beautiful tranquil waters. This area was particularly popular with families who would camp nearby. On calmer days fishermen used the creek to launch their fishing boats and fished in the area.