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Topic: ny surf spots in cairns region?

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By:

The Iron Ape

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RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« on: August 08 2005 23:08:00 »

Right here is the awful truth. I lived in Cairns for a year and a half, coming from the surf soaked region north of Sydney. Yes, there are waves north of Cairns at Ratchet bay - check it out in a blowy NE to SE wind and you may luck into some 2 footers dumping on the shore. Not good for Beginners but if you can surf you will find enough to wiggle on once a month or so and perhaps stave off madness. There are also waves off the reef, but you need to know your shit - there is absolutely no wind protection out there and you need a bit of wind to get the swell up. If you go out there check it in the morning or immediately after the wind swings.
Better off heading to Indo,
The Iron Ape

By:

Frank Lucas

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #1 on: August 23 2005 19:08:00 »

I worked on a barge carting logs from around near Cedar Bay and was also told of waves at Ratchet Bay rivermouth. It's crock country though and crocks don't give off much waves like Noahs or Porpoises. But yeah works something. You'd think some richos would back some wave making pools in the tropics Cairns. Left a super good job in Port Moresby years ago because of no waves.
OZ
Aloha



By:

OZ

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #2 on: August 24 2005 19:08:00 »

I heard of 10 ft waves at Ratchet Bay rivermouth
Aloha

By:

bozo

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #3 on: November 20 2005 19:11:00 »

the only people that say cairns region has no waves are surfers in the know that are trying to keep it to themselves,
or surfers that live there but don't understand weather patterns & keep missing out on the best days. For example I spoke to a group of local lads that were grovelling in a 2ft sloppy beachie when I was enjoying glassy head high peaks to myself only 35mins drive north from where they were !
Gotta have a 4wd to get the juice boyz ....

By:

sheepdog

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #4 on: November 24 2005 21:11:00 »

North of the yorkeys groyne- a spot  called 'the cove'.It may have been ruined by a council storm water drain. Also yorkeys beach. Next spot north- Buchans point-  breaks once a year.Ellis beach - hightide only."The point" looks just like nationals  exept breaks once a year.  Hartleys creek(sharkey) - can get ok. Next is ratshit bay-North qld's very own D/bah - except shithouse, still the most consistent spot in NQ. Last spot before Port Douglas is Pebbly Beach.
Only time you will get waves  north of Cairns is when a large High situates itself over Vic/ N.S.W. and ridges all the way to Cooktown(feb to sept.) A cradled cyclone N.E  of cairns and a King tide(more water over the great barrier reef) will help  but surf can still happen with a big high(1030hp+) and 25knot+ se winds

By:

etienne

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #5 on: April 19 2006 08:04:00 »

boujour je suis francais et je part a cairns pour juin juillet pouvez vous me dir si il y a des vagues a cairns ?!

MERCI  !!!

By:

bernie

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #6 on: June 08 2006 03:06:00 »

yeah go for ratshit bay in between port douglas and cairns its just south of the gay resort at turtle cove.. go wen theres like a cyclone or something big coming and it mite max out at 3 foot shoreys pretty fun when its right good place for bodyboarders wear a stinger suit when the jelly fish are around and pray that u dont cop one on the face. Outa reefs would be good but have fun getting there haha pce

By:

Bazza

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #7 on: April 12 2007 01:04:00 »

i go out to the reef all the time and i know that lot's of good swells break really well but you need to be at the right reefs for the day or you won't see anything

By:

rod

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #8 on: April 23 2007 15:04:00 »

well bazz why don't you let us know when your going out.Or anyone interested in trying to surf the cairns region.I also know of another place but would be killed for blurting out the spot.But someone with a boat(not to big its not far off shore) let us know.Finding the waves is half the adventure.

By:

OZ

RE: ny surf spots in cairns region?

« Reply #9 on: April 23 2007 20:04:00 »

I've heard ratchet Bay can get 10 ft .

( Never smile at a Crockoidle / don't be fooded by his foolish grin.)

Aloha


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