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Sunshine coast« on: June 13 2007 10:06:00 »
I will stay 3 month on the sunshine coast, in Maroochydore actually.
I just wanted to know how the surf is between july-oktober?
and how cold the watter will be?
And if you you know any good shapers arround marrochydore, because i won't bring my board?
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #1 on: June 13 2007 17:06:00 »
wATER STARTING TO GET COLD. I used a short john yesterday a Broken Head and usually one of the last to wear a wetsuit.
Les Purcell used to make a fairly good board around Maroochy. I think your best off checking te guys out personally. I really like the guys, setup at "Heart and Soul"
Byron Bay Industrial Estate. ( Good Secondhand Boards too)
Bob Cooper lives at Noosa, a real legend to my knowledge.
I feel very let down by Nat Youngs behaviour and others.
Try to paddle to Mudjimba Island just north of Maroochy.
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #2 on: June 14 2007 00:06:00 »
Type to Google search " Sunshine Coast Surfshops"
I may even move to the Sunshine Coast again myself as it is warmer than around Byron.
I remember the water being colder at Lennox Head than Sydney once. ( Depends on currents)
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #3 on: June 14 2007 21:06:00 »
I live in maroochydore so will try to advise you best I can.
Water is coldest here August september, gets down to 18 degrees c. morning offshores
can cool things down, air temp some mornings down to 4 degrees. usually small clean waves july to sept then it gets ugly. lots of onshore north wind sept to dec. good time for kite boarding.
lots of good shapers here, have a look when you get here, or E mail me and i can put you onto a few. new boards are btwn $500 to $700.
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #4 on: June 17 2007 19:06:00 »
Hey um i live in Maroochydore and all the shapers r shit. The best shapers r at dicky beach, caloundra and peregian beach look around and u will find good one!!!
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #5 on: June 17 2007 23:06:00 »
I suppose i'd have agree with the last post. I remember taking a board back the next day to a Maroochy shop and loosing a fair deal of money. It's an extremelly difficult thing to get a really really very good surfboard. I had some guys a Burleigh reckon a Darlberg was shit and I had an incrediable old quad Insight by Darlberg and Webber.
At the moment I would consider Egan boards to be top range.
I've got 2 Gunther Rohm one Local Motion and one Surfection.
( Guys around here reckon they are good but I say you have to work on them to get the performance out of them.
I suppose every one has a bad day.
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #7 on: June 19 2007 22:06:00 »
Darrell Dell used to make real primo boards in the 70s around Noosa etc. ( Balance Design) I heard he now works for Nat Young Designs at Currimbin.
Neil Schultz used to make very excellent boards at Coolum Beach.
So who would really know who is a top shaper and consistant these days.
Could be real close. So many reckon they are good shapers ?
Look around??? The search???
RE: Sunshine coast« Reply #9 on: July 01 2007 16:07:00 »
the surf in July-October is usually pretty good, and the water is not REALLY cold but a lot of people use full steamers. The water is actually about 23 degrees. It's when you sit up on the board, you get the wind blowing on your torso. The wind is freezing!
Board shapers: Sorry, can't help you there.