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RE: Australian Uni« on: February 15 2005 18:02:00 »
Sydney has some good unis but will give you a few stressful surfs, if theres a good wave you can be sure that there will be 100 plus locals ripping it up and 200 plus tourists falling over each other. I'm living on the gold coast now and loving it, the best place here is kirra/snapper but it is the most crowdest place I have ever seen, except maybe Japan. Everyone is so good here it is hard to get a wave at the popular spots, there are however plenty of beach breaks nearby that aren't too bad. The unis are Bond and Grifith, bond is private so couldn't recomend it and Grifith is in Surfers paradise and I think a spin off from the better one in Brisbane. Probably ok though.
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #1 on: February 16 2005 22:02:00 »
yah, we rip at snapper and don't like kooks and touro's...........so stay away!!!!!!!!! J
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #2 on: February 17 2005 20:02:00 »
yeh def go to the uni of wollongong in new south wales, it'll be fresh, you'll dig it....ciao mate
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #3 on: March 20 2005 17:03:00 »
Bond University! AWESOME UNI. Graduated there september 04. It's pretty expensive, as an international student you probably have to pay around $1500 extra per semester compared to public universities. On the other hand, classes are smaller, you get to know your lecturers personally, they are really skilled; often from the industry. I believe the university also score among the top ones for most of its degrees. Especially; If you are to study law, film, sports management or business; Bond is probably one of Australia's best choices. It's pretty good on multimedia, IT and psychology aswell, probably top 10 or so.
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #4 on: March 20 2005 17:03:00 »
Furthermore; as Matt mentioned - the great spots are pretty crowded. The beach breaks generally suck, but 1 hour down or up the coast you can find awesome, secluded non-crowded rock spots! On a daily basis I mostly surfed at Nobby Beach/Miami Beach, where there is a small rock break thats not too crowded. (its pretty damned small though) ;)
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #5 on: March 31 2005 19:03:00 »
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RE: Australian Uni« Reply #6 on: April 26 2005 11:04:00 »
Hi. I'm planning on studying abroad in Australia next spring and I am very interested in the University of Newcastle. Could you tell me a little more about it? How is the surf? Do you have to wear a wetsuit year round? Crowded? Also, what is the the town like? Thanks so much!
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #7 on: April 30 2005 20:04:00 »
I'm getting ready to apply to some Uni's. I'm a global environment major so obviously Aus has a super-diverse environment to experience. My P's are really pushing for James Cook U up in Townsville because of the location on the GB Reef and Rainforests-sounds educational and all, but I really want to experience the young surf culture, sounds like anything north of Brisbane lacks any good breaks. I was looking into Bond U. What do you guys know about Uof the Sunshine Coast? QU? or Any other Uni suggestions? And, while we're on the topic I'll need a cute surfer boy to show me the ropes--I'm just a newbie when it comes to surfing! I appreciate any help you can offer, Thanks! Laura
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RE: Australian Uni« Reply #8 on: May 17 2005 23:05:00 »
Hello! I've been at Newcastle Uni four over 4 years, and I would highly recommend it. uni is less than 20 mins drive to the city beaches, with crowds less than half that of MAnly. Living within walking distance is pretty affordable too, even by students. People were surfing here in their shorts up to a couple of weeks ago. Stays pretty warm most of the year so its good. And being a girl out there surfing, its not as intimidating to surf here. Friendly folk
RE: Australian Uni« Reply #9 on: May 25 2005 22:05:00 »
Dont know what all these fools are talking about....Come over to Western Australia thats where the surf is. Go to uni down the south west in Margs and you have heaps of surf sppts with no one around. Or go to Perth for better uni..not as good surf but go down south on wknds. Its heaps better than the east coast and far less people