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Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« on: June 17 2009 14:06:00 »
Hey! I am from Costa Rica but from August to december Im gonna live in Innisfail Town, South Johnstone for a research internship. I need any beach brake, point break, rocks, reef, secret spot, anything, I need to surf in Australia ... Any HELP will be appreciated
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #1 on: June 19 2009 18:06:00 »
dont worry about it waves are every where there.not to sure about where you are staying but australian people are very nice and laid back.queensland south would be your best bet.your gonna love oz a true surfers paradise.if u get achance go to byron bay.
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #2 on: June 19 2009 23:06:00 »
Thanks man, but I need to be sure, I cant find info about surfing near where Im gonna stay (maybe some beaches near mission bay) thats why Im worry about, any HELP?
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #3 on: June 20 2009 01:06:00 »
sorry to be the bearer of bad news man but you won't be suring in innisfail, or anywhere near there for that matter. A little problem for swell that far north is called the great barrier reef... the last chance north in qld is agnus waters but it picks up swell very really. the last REAL place you can surf north on the east coast is noosa (below the barrier reef) the east coast of oz is an absolute smorgasboard of waves but only below "the barrier reef"... so sorry man.
but be sure to pack your board and do a trip when you have holidays you will have everything you have ever dreamed of... stay after december till may for cyclone season if you like it BIG...
good luck and i'll see you at granits in noosa if you make it...
peace, love and happy wave hunting...
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #4 on: June 20 2009 01:06:00 »
ohh i forgot to say check out
it will give you an idea of the main places then you can snoop around to find all the little places.
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #5 on: June 20 2009 21:06:00 »
You can get boat trips to the edge of the reef.
Check out the data base on Global Surfers sites.
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #6 on: June 22 2009 18:06:00 »
Thanks for the info! Im not gonna lose hope of finding some waves in the north coast, any comment or help will be apreciated!
RE: Surfing south of Cairns, Queenslad, Australia« Reply #8 on: July 02 2009 02:07:00 »
been up here 20 or so years surfing up here s what you make it. cyclone time gets good waves other wise south easterlies blow in winter. bingal bay has got to 2 metres but not great conditions, lumpy sometimes choppy peaks but hey you are in the water. i ride mini mal as most waves are small. couple of spots around inisfail and some north of cairns. mate even if its 2 foot chop at least i am out there keeping my drem alive