About the authors of 101 Best Beaches
Brad has spent a lifetime exloring the best beaches, and doing everything he can to protect them. After growing up on Queenslands Gold Coast, he co-wrote the first Surfing Guide to Australia in 1985. A pioneer advocate for coastal preservation, he founded Ocean Care Day, the Surfrider Foundation, and the National and World Surfing Reserves movements. He has written for tRACKS magazine for 25 years and has been to every accessible beach in Australia. He has called many an Australian beach home, but he currently lives in Northern NSW.
Prof. Andy Short OAM
Professional 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.