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Topic: Surf near Cairns, Queensland, Australia?

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Surf near Cairns, Queensland, Australia?

« on: July 03 2012 13:07:00 »

I'm a beginner (out a few times) and will be in/around Cairns, in September.
Any places around there that are good for beginners? If not, where would be the closest spot?


Peter Neely

RE: Surf near Cairns, Queensland, Australia?

« Reply #1 on: July 04 2012 00:07:00 »

Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no surf within hundredsof kilometres... all waves are blocked by the Great Barrier Reef which stretches from the far north tip of Queensland 3,000 kilometres south to Gladstone. While Agnes Waters does get tiny waves sometimes, and Fraser Island gets huge waves but far too many sharks, Noosa is the closest reliable surf. More than 2 hours in an airplane from Cairns.



RE: Surf near Cairns, Queensland, Australia?

« Reply #2 on: July 06 2012 11:07:00 »

Thanks Peter!

Hopefully you can help me out with where to go for some decent beginner wavers (but not baby white water crap) and where the locals are ok with tourist newbies. Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane



RE: Surf near Cairns, Queensland, Australia?

« Reply #3 on: April 24 2013 05:04:00 »

There IS surf in Cairns.
At Ellis Beach, North of Cairns and at Rocky Point, north of Port Douglas.
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