If you always do what you have always done - you will always get what you have always got (Thanks Wayne)!
Published October 7th 2011
I have a real thing for surf clubs. My favourite one is Rainbow Bay Surf Club at Coolangatta. I love the first floor timber balcony where you can park up with a beer and watch the waves crash. It is one of the few old style surf clubs around. Another favourite on the sunny coast is Noosa Heads Surf Club. Like Rainbow Bay, it has the first floor deck and is another great spot.
There are many things that make up a great surf club. Cold beer, good food, reasonable prices are all important - there is no doubt about that. The view or vista is very important. You need to have a great outlook. A regular courtesy bus service is also important if you are going to struggle to make it home. Another feature that separates an average surf club to a great one is the happy hour. Free platters of food are a necessity, and I mean good pub food like party pies and sausage rolls, not blue vein cheese on a water cracker!
North Burleigh Surf Club do a very good food platter from 5:00pm every day and this can set you up for the evening ahead.