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Wanna learn to surf:)« on: May 30 2007 03:05:00 »
Im going to australia in september and are going to stay for about a year. Were is a good place to start? I would like to surf all year if its possible. I want to go to a place that isnt totally overrun by tourists. But still not the a very small town.. Also a good beginners place since i never been on a surf board. Im from sweden so cold water isnt really an issue;) And since im gonna stay a year i'll need some temp works to. Any suggestions, would be very happy to get some replies. Thanks a bunch//Robin
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #1 on: May 31 2007 21:05:00 »
It seems to be a little worry for you people from your lattitudes the strength of the sun around Byron. (Unless you restrict to early morning and late afternoons.) It does get fairly crowded around here these days. Ballina is a fairly large town with generally more surf than Byron and 30 mins drive south of. It can be a somewhat type hick town yet it is set on a real nice river. It sort of a hard core surfers town but not many backpackers as with Byron. I'm supprised you haven't trid to surf in Sweden.
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #2 on: June 01 2007 01:06:00 »
Thanks for the answers. True about the sun, It's probably not that big a problem for me, however it might be for my friend, time will tell. Is there any possibility for temp jobs in Ballina? I live far away from the ocean here in sweden so i never really thought about tryin to surf here. But i've been snowboarding, skating and tryin some wakeboard aswell:) I'll be landing in Sydney and departing from brisbane a year later so i'll try as many spots as my wallet can afford:) By the way, how is the surf around Newcastle and Sydney? Thanks for the answers.
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #3 on: June 02 2007 01:06:00 »
Generally a lot of good various types of surf around Sydney.
More power than up further north though, ( Pollution especially after heavy rain and people have been known to die from ear infections)
Newcastle and surrounds have some classic setups, but I feel it would be good for anyone there to have a car to really get the benifit of what it has to offer. ( I never got around much in Newcastke but did like it 20 yrs ago. Great White breeding area just to the north / but they don't seem to hassle very much.
A lot of travellers seem to get work around Ballina and Byron // I suppose a lot don't get work either,
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #4 on: July 22 2007 19:07:00 »
Hi there Robin,
Yep on a big swell, Ballina can serve up some of the best learn to surf waves on the east coast, but you don't have to stay there to surf threre. You can stay in Byron Bay or Lennox Head and local surf gurus Kool Katz will pick you up form your accommodation. They guarantee you'll ride a wave for 40 metres on your first lesson. They also offer a $349 6 day surfari from Byron to Agnes Water (another popular traveller destintion) with all accommodation, 2 BBQ meals, canoe trip, dolphin feeding and breakfasts and 4 surf lessons included. Best surf camp deal around! Byron usually has jobs for travellers - work in backpackers for accommodation too.
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #5 on: July 25 2007 19:07:00 »
You won't get the real Aloha if you don't TAKE THE HARD ROAD.
I carn't believe you will really value it if you take the easy road.
Be a real surf Ballerinia in Ballina ( Ballia is supposd to be have been a big place for Aborigional Corroboree. 20,000 yrs is a long time Dream time
RE: Wanna learn to surf:)« Reply #7 on: August 10 2007 22:08:00 »
Wanna learn how to surf four words "God fathers of surf " google this ask for Munga say Greg sent you and say " Peace within "