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Topic: Surf trip July

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Surf trip July

« on: June 05 2007 20:06:00 »

Hey I'm an intermediate Irish surfer and would like to get some good Ozzie waves - where would be the best place to set up say Ballina, Coolengata, etc. Or is it better to rent car and tour around? If anyone around to share car rent be cool, M



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #1 on: June 05 2007 22:06:00 »

Generally small surf this time of year but good for offshores.
I gave an Irish Lady with surfboard a lift the other day at Byron. Surfer lady had been doing cleaning work at Lennox Head and staying in caravan behind Arts Factory Byron Bay.
Probally better surf for beginers at Byron Bay but Ballina generally gets more size. Byron bay is a lot more tourist but probally the best experience for a traveller.  Gold Coast can be very crowded but more surf generally. ( A lot more hassle place for a beginer. Today saw about 30 beginers out at rainy Broken Head with surf school and only 2 others out as I checked Byron, Tallows and Broken.



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #2 on: June 09 2007 09:06:00 »

forget the east coast mate buy a 4X3 wetty and slip into some winter juice in vic and south oz places have been firing



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #3 on: June 10 2007 11:06:00 »

Cold water is supposed to make you develop surfers ear a lot quicker.   Warmer up around Byron but we still got some snakes on land about even in this winter.



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #4 on: June 13 2007 03:06:00 »

im going in jan next year round oz in a van if any ones keen


Dave Smith

Surf trip August

« Reply #5 on: June 30 2007 11:06:00 »

I'm heading to Melbourne, and could go to Sydney area too - Aug 18-26.  Wanted to know where best medium sized, high quality surf is.  Without too many crowds.  I'm an advanced surfer from Santa Cruz, California area.  Am willing to drive a bit if needed.  
Wondering what's best; and what wetsuits I'd need.  Melbourne, Torquay, Sydney, North of Sydney, South of Sydney???  
Rights are my fav.'
Lookin' to see what Oz has to offer this time of year.....



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #6 on: July 03 2007 23:07:00 »

Hi, i'm from Tahiti and i'll be in north NSW in july.
I hope to get some waves too, i want to travel from coolangata to angourie, i'm interested in a car location sharing...
i give you my email :
if anyone else interested...
see ya



RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #7 on: July 04 2007 02:07:00 »

best surf in OZ usually in the winter months, June-Sep. Been firing since the storm for past 3 weeksin the southeast coast. approx 6-10foot. heaps of storm warnings couple of days when it was too big to surf with couple of tow ins for pros who dared.Crowds not major in winter as it can get quite cold especially dawn sessions. Suggest you kit up with couple of steamers(o nielle,psycho 1 or 2 or firewall),booties for south and throw in a snowboard as well. Best snowfall since forever!Locals friendly as long as you show respect.If encounter girl surfer on huge waves dont compete and paddle for same wave. Chances are she'll be the only female out there so give her a fair go.
Good luck on your search.:)


kerri robbins

RE: Surf trip July

« Reply #8 on: August 13 2007 17:08:00 »

Hi Dave,
Bells Beach is ideal location for you. Please call us at the cottages for details of our mid-winter discount accommodation tariffs. You will need a 4/3 sealed wetsuit down here on the Surfcoast at this time of year - well worth it - if you need to buy one, Torquay is home to the surf HQ's and you can pick one up for around AUD$140 (bargain) from the factory outlets in Baines Cr. (off the Surfcoast Highway).Will guarantee you $99/night accommn. tariff for rest of August.

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