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Surf holiday over Christmas« on: July 26 2007 20:07:00 »
Cheers mates!!! What part of Australia could I score the best waves around Christmas time? Last year I did X-mas in Bali and the waves in Nusa Dua were all time world class. Looking for some warm water waves in OZ but unsure where to go.
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #1 on: July 26 2007 20:07:00 »
Bizzare ! You know every Christmas day I have scored a fairly good wave. We generally get King tides around the time of year and I feel you'd probally get good waves just about any where. ( Don't quote me though)
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #2 on: July 26 2007 22:07:00 »
Shoots brah. Mahalos. I've been jonezing to check out Oz for so long. Lived in Hawaii half my life but took a job in Singapore to surf Indo. All the Aussie bros I've met out in the lineups on da N.Shore pretty much rip.
Howz about Coolie or Gold Coast in Dec? Heard there are some nice nuggets in that area besides the obvious (SuperBank, Kirra, etc)
Anyone around the area at X-mas please shoot me an email. If a local in the area could show me some uncrowded breaks and have a surf with me I'll repay ya with a free stay at my crib on Uluwatu, Bali. House right above the warungs at the Ulu cave opening. Best spot in Bali.
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #3 on: July 26 2007 23:07:00 »
It seems as far as I know Kirra has sanded up too much since supertubes has been created due the the sand pumping project. North Eastly Winds can be a real dominant for summer months. ( They are a generally onshore wind for most breaks around Goldie. ( I've had some real good onshore surfs though as it usually keeps out the crowds.
It's not the real tube producing wind although I got my most Mystical tube at Yaroomba just south of Coolum Beach on Sunshine Coast. ( Yaroomba in Aborigional = Surf Beach)
Got a wave between the sets and the outer set glassed it right off. There are a very few breaks what can fire in NE wind but I sure don't want to disclose them over the internet.
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #4 on: July 26 2007 23:07:00 »
One I haven't surfed yet north of Sydney.
If you really want a bitch place to surf man I recomend Frazer Island. Beach has Ocean feel and makes the rest of the coast feel like Tasman Sea. I seen a mega Great White at Indian Head Bay what I reckon was like 60 ft. Looked like a Double Decker Bus. Noahs not usually too bad a problem in summer though as the big migrating schools of fish are more a Winter to Spring thing.
We do have some real power with shape breaks on the north coast with the right conditions.
When you visit you should find out though some breaks have taken me years to find even though I lived near them.
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #5 on: July 26 2007 23:07:00 »
Go to Kirra via spot search on this site. Shows some cool waves but I haven't see it fire in the trips i've done to Brisbane in the past few years.
It's a super fast wave when I tried to surf it in the 70s
I'm more into remote location surfing spots though.
I don't seem to fire really unless i'm on my own and my adreline come up because of fear of Noahs and then I seem to convert the energy into the waves. I've had a few close encounters.
RE: Surf holiday over Christmas« Reply #6 on: July 27 2007 20:07:00 »
hi mate, the north east coast does get really good cyclone surf around christmas but cyclone swells are usually few and far between..
if you want consistent, quality points, reefs and beaches with real power around this time head to south, western aust. and the margret river area. you will not be dissapointed..