David J Grenier
Fine Art Photography


David J Grenier Fine Art Photography

Currumbin, Queensland, Australia


The Gold Coast is a coastal city located in the South East of the state of Queensland, Australia. The city is about 60 miles south of the state capital Brisbane. It is the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in the country, and also the most populous non-capital city in Australia. The Gold Coast is today known as a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland, making tourism one of its most significant industries.

Currumbin is a suburb in the Gold Coast. At the beach front, Elephant Rock and Currumbin Rock enclose a discrete surf beach. Currumbin Alley is a popular surfing site formed on the bar of Currumbin Creek, particularly for longboards. Some properties to the south are only separated from the beach by an undeveloped public road reserve and the elevated land provides opportunities for views unusual at the coast.

Living in California, I do not get to see a sunrise over the ocean. This is one of the many things I look forward to on my trips down to the Gold Coast of Queensland. It requires me to wake up at 4:30 AM and make a 10 minute drive down to the beach. While this is a simple drive, it is always complicated the first few times as it requires me to drive on the left hand side of the road! First thing in the morning, and on the dark streets that I drive once a year requires all the concentration that I can muster, so it always fun and a little scary at the same time.

No major cloud cover this morning but I managed to pick up these three images.