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looking for places to camp out and surf« on: March 16 2006 03:03:00 »
I'm living in China and have been dreaming about coming to Australia for a month or two to surf. But, I'd have to spend alot of time camping out because of a lack of money. Can you recomend where a good region to do this is, and where is would be safe?
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #1 on: March 17 2006 17:03:00 »
The cheapest and easiest spots for camping and surfing would be Northwest Western Australia, however the waves there can be heavy and remote, only for experienced surfers. The East coast of Australia is quite populated with local councils discouraging camping in vans near the beach, however there are many National Parks situated on the coast with cheap/free camping. (check out NSW National Parks service or Victorian parks and Wildlife Services) My advice would be to buy a cheap car/van when you arrive in Australia and travel around, experiencing the thousands of different waves we have and finding your own cheap camping spots. Without a car in Australia it is not easy to access good surf breaks outside of the major cities. Good luck.
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #2 on: March 17 2006 18:03:00 »
western australia,,is the least populated and lots of surfing beaches,,,, from east of esperence ,south east up to gnarloo,, north,,,, try to buy the book on," surfing australia" that will give you lots of info,,,, an old car an good maps,, would be great idea,, as is huge country,, lots of great beaches and wonderful waves,, some less crowded than others,,but lots of dangerous coast as well,, best not to go out on your own,,,having a surfing buddy is also good idea,,, cheers
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #3 on: March 18 2006 03:03:00 »
Head to Cactas west coast of Sth Aussie Good waves in there watch out for olWhitey though.
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #4 on: April 05 2006 21:04:00 »
I am from the Mid North Coast of NSW run 2 camp grounds
they are both on pretty sweet beginner breaks
They are about 4hrs north of Sydney on a Grey Hound bus
you can email me on the above address for me for more info
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #5 on: April 09 2006 01:04:00 »
if u want secluded waves warm water and no one around, u can just pitch a tent on the sand and haveperfect waves all day then i suggest u go to a few spots near sydney... there is a spot called "bondi" that has perfect waves and no crowds and u can just put that tent on the beach.
also try other remote quiet places like maroubra, cronulla, and narabeen...
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #7 on: May 06 2006 21:05:00 »
dont come to west oz mate, no waves here, and camping at a camping ground is round $450 a night andu dont get any waves and its howling onshores all year round so go to gold coast with all the other kooks and surf their
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #8 on: May 07 2006 18:05:00 »
Yeah I second that Secret Spots - Maroubra - or the Bra - or 2035 - is probably the best place to go. Ask any of the young local lads and the will set you straight on where to camp and the best place for waves. I would suggest camping up on the ANZAC Rifle Range - if you are going to do this then you must follow the strick camping rules by painting a big red target on the side of your tent.
RE: looking for places to camp out and surf« Reply #9 on: July 10 2006 22:07:00 »
you're all a bunch of dicks who give decent surfers a bad name. There is plenty of decent spots around mate, just jump in your car and drive! I have found many awesome breaks and wonderful people in the years I have been surfing.. good luck