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Podcast: Bygone surf culture alive and well at Don Hearn's Cabins, Cunjurong Point

Much of the South Coast of NSW has been transformed over the years. Two storey mansions preside over shorelines, and every second house is an AirBnB.

But there are some remnants of a simpler time, some villages where the pastel colours of fibro beach shacks persist.

The website for Don Hearn's cabins reads: "This is a different kind of place it suits some people and definitely does not suit others." Photo: Kathy Sharpe

The website for Don Hearn's cabins reads: "This is a different kind of place it suits some people and definitely does not suit others." Photo: Kathy Sharpe

On this week's episode of the Voice of Real Australia podcast we visit one such place. Don Hearn's Cabins are nestled on a headland in the village of Cunjurong Point overlooking the legendary Green island surf break.

The cabins are a time capsule, unrenovated and unchanged since the 1960s.

I think people who have been surfing all their lives yearn for the days when surfers were rebels of some sort.

Michael "Mick" Purdy - Shoalhaven artist and surfer

The regulars at Donnie's keep coming back year after year, decade after decade, for more than just the cheap accommodation and good surf.

These surfers, artists and misfits come for something long-lost, transcendental, and imbued in the legend of Don Hearn.

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This story Waves of nostalgia at legendary South Coast break first appeared on The Canberra Times.