ICONIC BEACH LIFESTYLE: Janine Rawlings at home with her surfboard on Currumbin Beach.
ICONIC BEACH LIFESTYLE: Janine Rawlings at home with her surfboard on Currumbin Beach. John Gass Twemytwon

Happy to die in paradise

CURRUMBIN has been home to Janine Rawlings from birth.

She remembers at the tender age of three walking through the "scary wooden factory" that was run by her great uncle when he ran a sand-drenching company on the beach.

"Things have really changed since then, but my memories of that old factory are very strong," she said.

Janine feels that she is an integral part of the fabric that forms Currumbin.

"There are generations of my family in this place," she said.

Janine is a keen surfer and pioneered surfing for women at the beach.

"It's in my blood," she said.

"My brothers were all surfers and it seemed like the natural thing to do."

Janine said she loves the town.

"The beach life is really epitomised in Currumbin," she said.

"It's a magic life and a great place to raise a family.

"I consider myself very fortunate to have lived my life in what I see as paradise.

"I could die surfing on this beach and I'd be happy."

Factbox head

"The beach life is really epitomised at Currumbin."



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