Sunrise over the North Curl Curl Headlands

It was slightly drizzly this morning when I roused myself out of bed and drove out towards Curl Curl. I was disappointed by the sunrise colors yesterday and hoped that I'd have better luck this morning. Initially, I aimed for the rock pools at the southern end of Curl Curl beach, but the orange lights …

Catching the sunrise and surfers at Curl Curl Beach, NSW

The forecast sites said to expect only 2-3 ft waves, but when we crested over the hills, the ocean looked roiling. Awesome! The sun was barely up - a faint glow in the blueish purple haze. And yet, we could make out the black shape of a surfer already skimming the surface of the waves. …