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RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #1 on: July 31 2006 08:07:00 »
Port Hedland for surf = Hours and hours of travel, lots of time, money and luck. Never been to Mackay, but I'm guessing that surf in Mackay = a boat, lots of time, money and luck!?!
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #2 on: August 04 2006 12:08:00 »
Mackay is inside the Great Barrier Reef. Nothing worth surfing here. Kite Surfing & Windsurfing are the closest alternative as the trades (SE) blow hard all summer. Watch out for the poisonous jellyfish (Box and Irukandji) though.
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #3 on: August 09 2006 19:08:00 »
there are fun little waves, take a fish or a slightly wider short board. the locals will help you out where and when to go. wind swell only. north wall at the northern end of the harbour is the pick. cyclone swells here are amazing on the uncrowded right hand points!!!!!!!!1
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #4 on: October 21 2006 00:10:00 »
I grew up surfing in Mackay. YOu only get waves when there is wind (> 20 knts) for at least a day or so. Luckly, there is often a lot of wind. Expect waves < 4 foot, and often a bit fat. But, it is worth the effort.
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #5 on: October 21 2006 04:10:00 »
Mate, Yeppoon has waves, Agnes waters has waves, talk to the locals mate. Cyclone season down at agnes mate sick.
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #6 on: May 19 2007 14:05:00 »
well i live in mackay but there is shit all surf here. good luck.
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #7 on: September 29 2007 21:09:00 »
looks like i have just picked up a big job in emu park so i was hopeing there is waves there i have been told there is it cant be much worse than the goldcoast the flat spells go for ever have a jetski to tow in with so is there any spots that get big
RE: Surf spots near Port Hedland or Mackay« Reply #8 on: March 12 2009 20:03:00 »
I'm thinking of relocating to Mackay as well, how long would it take to drive a tinny or runnabout out to the reef to surf?