The #1 Authoritative List of Australia’s Best Beaches

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About the authors of 101 Best Beaches

Brad Farmer and Andy Short _ Authors of 101 Best Beaches

Brad Farmer

Brad Farmer - Co author of 101 Best BeachesBrad has spent a lifetime exploring the world’s best beaches and doing everything he can to protect them. After growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, he co-wrote the best seller and first Surfing Guide to Australia in 1985. A pioneer advocate for coastal preservation, he founded Ocean Care Day, the Surfrider Foundation, and the award-winning National, Regional and World Surfing Reserves movements. He has written about beaches for over 30 years, and has been to every accessible beach in Australia. A Global Beach Ambassador for Tourism Australia, he has called many an Australian beach home.

Prof. Andy Short OAM

Professor Andy Short - Co author of 101 Best BeachesProfessor Andrew Short OAM is widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on beaches. Author of 12 books and hundreds of scientific publications, he is the beach expert’s expert, Professor Coast as he is sometimes called. After an acclaimed career dedicated to the study of coastal geomorphology, including documenting first hand every single beach in Australia, he now lives near his favourite surfing spot, somewhere on the NSW south coast.