Rusty Miller is the original surf coach from Byron Bay and is an local surfing identity. He has lived and surfed in Byron Bay since the early 1970′s and over the years has developed a unique teaching method that has seen many people continue on surfing.

His book The Turning Point, came as a result of a rainy North Coast NSW Australian winter and a damaged knee. With his wife Tricia, they trawled through years of black and white negatives and colour transparencies that had been stored, realising they were looking at an anthology of surfing.

In the Coconut Cottage at Atlantic Byron Bay, some of Rusty’s amazing prints feature on the wall, they are from Bells to Byron 1970-1971.


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Rusty Miller Surf teaches ‘one-on-one’ lessons at Watego’s Beach and at Byron Bays iconic surfing beach, The Pass.