Maroubra Beach at dawn

Maroubra is a beachside suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, 10 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district. While nearby Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama get the tourists, this is the best place to surf in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Historical note: Maroubra is a local Aboriginal word meaning place of thunder. The first house in the area was built in 1861. Major residential development began in the 1910s after real estate developer Herbert Dudley subdivided the land into residential blocks and successfully lobbied for an extension of the tram line. In 2006, Maroubra Beach became only the second Australian beach to be named a National Surfing Reserve (Bells Beach in Victoria is the other).

Maroubra Beach at dawn handstand L Maroubra Beach at dawn 2L