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Once upon a time, Snapper Rocks was a fairly average Gold Coast point break living in the shadow of it's world famous cousin Kirra. In fact it was better known as a fishing spot (hence the name) than it was as a surf break. However, in April 1995 the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project (TRESBP) began pumping sand out of the river mouth and dumping it just east of Snapper Rocks. Before long a super sand bank had formed in Rainbow Bay and once the swells started hitting, local surfers realised they had one of the world's longest, and most consistent point breaks on their doorstep.

Nowdays the Snapper Rocks superbank is probably the most crowded wave in Australia, but on any given day you'll see some of the best surfers in the world ripping it up like there's no tomorrow. When the swell and wind combine together, it's possible to ride the wave all the way down to Kirra - well over a kilometre away, and for the lucky few who manage such a ride, it's a personal slice of surfing history.

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