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The memorial commemorates the longest running surfing event in Port Macquarie, and those who have lost their lives at Bird Rock. The Bird Rock Memorial monument was erected in 1998 overlooking Port’s greatest surfing landmark ‘Bird Rock’ and recording the names of the local surfing characters.. 

Originally the contest began in memory of Port Macquarie surfer Mark Edwards who was fatally injured in a car crash while living on the Sunshine Coast. It is believed the competition was co-ordinated between the Sunshine Coast Boardriders and The Hastings Valley Competition and was known as “The Mark Edwards Memorial” (Eddy) prior to becoming the Bird Rock. Since then it is unfortunate that a growing number of names have been added to the memorial to be remembered annually by fellow surfers. 




Address:William Street, Port Macquarie, 2444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.430472
Long: 152.921652
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1998
Front Inscription

The Bird Rock Memorial Surf Contest
Reflects The Australian Tradition
Of Remembering Those Who We Love And Miss.
Created And Organised By The
Community In 1981.
It Remains The Longest Running
Surfing Event On The Mid North Coast.
It Continues With The Strength
Of Our Community.

Plaque :

We surf with you in              Bird Rock Memorial
Our Memories Forever

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Back Inscription

In memory of Bird Rock board riders 

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Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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