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is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« on: January 23 2006 12:01:00 »
I might be moving to Townsville, cant seem to fins anything good about the surf conditions which isnt a good sign, but if any one knows what its like there or if there are any good spots nearby please let me know!
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #1 on: January 24 2006 09:01:00 »
No surf, your looking at a bit of a drive.
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #2 on: January 24 2006 12:01:00 »
how far do you mean?
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #3 on: January 25 2006 05:01:00 »
I think about 8 hours or so to anything decent. The sunshine coast to the south has waves.
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #4 on: January 26 2006 17:01:00 »
The Great Barrier Reef starts at about Bundaberg, so there isn't any surf north of that because the reef catches it all. Apparently you can get a wave at Agnes Waters/Town of 1770, but basically Noosa is your last (and best!) place to surf. You'll be waiting a long time for a wave in Townsville, but at least no one will be dropping in on you!
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #5 on: January 29 2006 04:01:00 »
I used to live in townsville. There are a few places that sometimes get waves. Florence Bay on Magnetic Island (Suburb of the Ville) gets 2 -4 foot waves if the wind has been blowing SE @ 30 knots+ for a minimum of 4 days. Just watch out for the locals, serious anger management issues!! The only other option is to buy a boat and head out to the reef.
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #6 on: January 29 2006 07:01:00 »
great keppel island gets waves on the far side. but you need to get a ferry there and then walk for 45min to an hour to get to the other side with your surfboard and when you get there there probably wont be a wave. I have been lucky and scored it a couple of times though. If you are desperate its worth a try, make sure you study the charts first so you dont wast alot of time and money! Nice island though and you can go snorkling with the fishies and turtles if you find that it is flat.
me too« Reply #7 on: January 26 2007 14:01:00 »
I am moving to Townsville for a year starting late this February, and I too am interested in the surf. If you want a buddy to go with on your search for waves, send me an email:
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #8 on: January 26 2007 17:01:00 »
I've been told also of surf on Magnetic Island.
I suppose you should get some if the Cyclones get going again as supposed to be predicted.
Box Jellyfish can kill though / so you should find out when they prevail or wear full protection. I 've head pantyhose etc is the go.
RE: is there any good places to surf near townsville, Queensland« Reply #9 on: February 20 2007 16:02:00 »
I used to live in townsville for almost 2 years and i tell ya i coming from sydney it drove me nuts. There is no surf, dont kid yourself, maggie might get some swell only if a cyclone hits of the coast. Or if your even more desperate jump in a boat and search the reef. But even then you have the tiger sharks everywhere + box jelly fish, and people die from both every single year. Hope your not stayin up there forever champ cause its gonna suck. I'm being serious when i say this, best thing to do (and i used to do it) watch for the best swell to come in on the gold coast or sydney, book a flight, and hit it hard for the weekend.