Maroubra, NSW, Sydney, Australia


Maroubra, NSW, Sydney, Australia

Promotions

Funky Junk Maroubra

Profiles

Sydney Australia

My Brothers Keeper website

My Brothers Keeper: The Official Bra Boys Story (Harper Collins)

Bra Boys revive North Maroubra Boardriding club to get wayward youth off the streets and into the water, By James TaylorSouthern Courier

Richie Vas, Jesse Pollock and Luke ‘Nudge’ Beardmore. Bondi Lifeguard Jesse Pollock and others are reviving the North Maroubra Boardriding Club. Picture: John Appleyard

Profiles

Maroubra Fun Run

Maroubra's Greg Tingle MC'ing the Maroubra Fun Run

 

 

The word 'Maroubra' comes from an Aboriginal word meaning 'like thunder' - an apt description of the sound of the waves pounding on the shoreline. These waves have made Maroubra one of the most popular surfing locations in Sydney and Australia's second only National Surfing Reserve. The beach is serviced by two surf life saving clubs, and is patrolled all year by Randwick City lifeguards. Volunteer lifesavers patrol the beach on weekends and school holidays during daylight saving months.

Maroubra Beach is popular with visitors given its easy access and large kilometre-long expanse of sand.

Maroubra Beach is surrounded by open space. To the north of the beach are Jack Vanny Memorial Park, Mahon Pool and the rocky headland. Arthur Byrne Reserve and headland are to the south, and Broadarrow Reserve is to the west. Beyond these, the area is surrounded by the Maroubra Beach town centre and residential properties.

The beach is popular with surfers given the regular good swell and wave conditions. The beach can be very dangerous and swimmers are strongly advised to only swim between the flags, swim during patrol hours and to not swim alone. Weaker swimmers should consider visiting more sheltered beaches located nearby.

There's lots to do at the beach with a free outdoor gym, a skate park and a large kids playground. Free BBQs are located in the central part of the beach and towards the south of the beach near South Maroubra Surf Club. There are outdoor showers, a large changeroom and toilet and lighting.

There is also a cafe/kiosk area at the centre of the beach and more restaurants and cafes are located in Marine Parade directly opposite the beach.

There is free parking surrounding the beach, including a car park adjacent to the main beach, a car park north of the beach at Jack Vanny Reserve and a car park at South Maroubra Beach.

The beach is patrolled year round by Randwick City Council Lifeguards and is serviced by two surf life saving clubs during daylight saving months. (Credit: Randwick City Council)

Websites

Maroubra Chamber of Commerce

Randwick City Council

Randwick City Tourism

Media websites

Media Man

The Southern Courier

FPC Courier

Articles

Maroubra: Hot bed for cafe's in Sydney's east, by Greg Tingle

Violent crime wave in South Eastern Suburbs Beaches, by Greg Tingle

Surf Rock, Surf Music - What's this wave of music all about?, by Greg Tingle

Carr says 'biased' ABA boss must go, by Alex Mitchell - 2nd May 2004

Press Releases

Maroubra Fun Run 2003

Maroubra Beach Sydney : Oasis in the East?

Interviews

John Miller, Proprietor, Mr Big Stuff

Adam Foster, E.L.E.M.E.N.T. : 13th October 2002

Frankie Newman "The Maroubra Jesus": 3rd September 2003

Rozita Leoni, Founder of Community Initiatives Group - April 2003

Tony Rafty, Cartoonist, Caricaturist & Legendary War Correspondent & Artist - February 2003

Profiles

Maroubra Bay Hotel

Maroubra Seals

The Bra Boys

Sunny Abberton

Maroubra Fun Run

Maroubra Beach Blog

Surfing

Australia