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QUT or Deakin« on: February 10 2006 12:02:00 »
I'm studyin abroad next year in Australia, either to QUT or Deakin probably. Possibly UTas, depending on info i can get here. I've been surfing in portugal before and really want to surf while over in Australia. Which of these Universities do you think will the best waves and, since i don't have a car, easiest way to get to them? is it easy to car pool? how far outside the city would i have to go to go hiking or somethin like that? lot o quiestions, sorry, but tim'es running, so i'm gettin kinda nervous. any help here is greatly appreciated. lataz
RE: QUT or Deakin« Reply #1 on: February 11 2006 21:02:00 »
Hey dude, I go to Deakin in Waurn Ponds, and Bells is about 20 mins from the campus (I live 10mins from torquay). I dunno what QUT is, but deakin rocks out, and it's a great jumpoff point to get all along the Great Ocean Road, or up to Melbourne. Just one thing, the water is freeeeezing in winter, so bring some money 2 get a good wetty. Only bring your board if you love it, cos there's plenty of places you can buy a cheapie then sell it once you go back. Best surf in Autumn, when the rip curl pro is on...unfortunately everyone else knows this too, so it can get crowded (unless you secret spots...like me!). Best thing about Vicco is that you can find a less crowded wave if you're willing to drive up the Ocean Road until you come across one.