Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Surfers Paradise

The beach at “Surfers” is long and golden.  It stretches from Burleigh Head in the south to The Spit in the north. At intervals along the coast there are congregations of tall apartment and hotel buildings like this one at Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

The beach faces east and catches the sunrise and morning sunshine.  From mid-afternoon the tall buildings begin to shade the beach as the sun travels westward. When big storms come the sand shifts up and down the beach. From time to time the Gold Coast City pipe sand from the north or south to replenish the beaches at the main resorts so the tourists can be kept happy.

This image was taken from The Spit on the southern side of the channel between the mainland and Stradbroke Island.  Nearby, but out of picture, is a jetty with sand dredging pipes through which the sand slurry is pumped to the beaches at the resorts.


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