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Perth v Brisbane« on: September 21 2006 07:09:00 »
Hey, which city is the best location for year round surfing? Planning on spending a year working in Aus and basically just want to spend all my free time surfing! I'm thinking: warmer in Brisbane but more spots (and easy access to them) in Perth? Or if there's someplace else u could recommend I'd be forever grateful!?
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #2 on: September 30 2006 04:09:00 »
Perth has small inconsistent dribble surf blocked by Rottnest Is and offshore reefs. Long drive to Margaret River area. Some good breaks and hour or so north aparently.
Brisbane has no, zero, zilch surf but 1 hour south is the Gold Coast. To the east is consistent quality island surf (about 2 hours including ferry). To the north is the Sunshine Coast 1.5 hours away with 40 kms of quality breaks albeit patchy October to December.
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #3 on: April 13 2007 11:04:00 »
If u are gonna be living in Perth city or Brisbane city then its a pretty close call as u will have to travel about an hour either way to get good waves.
Even though I'm a true blue west aussie, if I had to make a call I'd say go Brisbane - When i was up there last year it was pretty juicy, still maybe the grass was just greener.
Good Luck :)
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #4 on: April 13 2007 20:04:00 »
try both cities, but before you know it you'll be in Balina or margs....surf wa in winter, get a 4wd and explore the coast. less crowds but some sharks...
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #5 on: April 15 2007 20:04:00 »
I heard lots less people in WA and it's so much easier to drive about. It's geting so crowded around Byron and it's fairly mega busy traffic around Briso.
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #6 on: November 27 2007 22:11:00 »
Go to Lancelin, big reef breaks and fun beach breaks.
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #7 on: March 04 2008 22:03:00 »
Brisbane wins hands down. Much better surf nearby (1 hour drive) and much greater variety of surf spots. Although Perth has beaches they aren't really surf beaches and it's a long drive to Margret River. The water is also warmer on the east coast with far less wind.
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #8 on: March 04 2008 22:03:00 »
I concur with Cypher. Perth is a dead zone, if you like beach breaks then Perth is for you.
RE: Perth v Brisbane« Reply #9 on: March 05 2008 05:03:00 »
Sydney beats 'em both hands down, far more consistant and better variety.