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Closest surf to Brisbane« on: May 02 2007 05:05:00 »
Hi all. I have just got a job in Fortitude Valley in the centre of Brisbane, and hopefully will be moving there from the UK in a couple of weeks (when the damn Visa is finalised!).
Where is a good place to live that is between work and surf. I would like to have access to surf and work from home. I dont mind travelling for up to 30 mins to get to work if that means being closer to the beach when I am at home.
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #1 on: May 02 2007 16:05:00 »
You just won't get it Man. I'd say min 1hr to about one and a half and perhaps more with the way the traffic is going into out and around Brissie these days. I keep thinking of moving back to Brissie for more work etc but soon as I get in I just want to get out. I live about 1/2 from surf near Byron and I find it a bit much even around here.
Bribie Island is probally the closest but the wave are usually not even Florida standard. What sort of work will you be doing and what sort of rent do you want to pay (Share house ?)
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #2 on: May 03 2007 02:05:00 »
Hi there. Thanks for the reply. I am a computer games programmer and have a job waiting for me in Fortitude Valley. I am bringing wife and two kids over so we will need a 2/3 bedroom house. I dont mind just surfing on the weekends, but I would like our house to be on the way from work to the surf if you know what i mean. Do you think I should be looking for somewhere SouthEast of Brisbane?
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #3 on: May 09 2007 11:05:00 »
Hi, I am also soon to be coming over to Oz and have been offred a job in South East brisbane, I am in the process of trying to work out where to live. Am trying to get something half way between the city and surfing? Any suggestions? Looking at Beenleigh?
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #4 on: May 09 2007 16:05:00 »
Beenleigh seems not too bad a place but it is very built up these days and you would be half way to the Gold Coast with 4 lane highway. Trouble is it has mega traffic flow.
I'd think i'd choose to live on the north side perhaps around Deception Bay or Cabouture as you would be half way to the Shine Coast and the traffic flow doesn't seem to be any where near as bad. I feel geting to the City from the northern areas to be a lot less stressfull. But things could change.
I reckon you would be pressed to fit a surf before work and get to work. I've a daughter living at Deception Bay and I feel it not too bad an area and not as expensive as a lot of other areas around Brisbane.
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #5 on: May 21 2012 07:05:00 »
Id really be interested to hear where you all ended up, and how you got on in settling down..commuting to work.. and surfing.
Did you choose North.. or South ?
RE: Closest surf to Brisbane« Reply #7 on: November 15 2013 03:11:00 »
Hi guys, my husband has been surfing for over 30 years and has opened a Surf School in Caloundra, just an hour north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast.
Group classes on the weekend. Check www.silkysurf.com