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anyone been to australia? im looking to go there next year around this time and i dont even really know where to start haha. anything any of you may know would be a big help, thanks.  

27 Jan 2003 23:10
Go to the East coast of Australia. There's Burleigh Heads and Kirra. Kirra is thought to be one of the best waves in the world.

I've never even been there, but I checked out the surfline travel map, and I've seen pictures and articles on Kirra.  

27 Jan 2003 23:11
It all depends on what time of year you are planning to go to OZ. Certain breaks go off, certain times of the year.

Queensland= Noosa Area, Snapper Rocks, Kirra, D'bah
Victoria= Bells, Winki Pop, 13th Beach.
West Oz= Margaret River, North Point, Windmills  

27 Jan 2003 23:11
If you're coming to the east coast I would try to make it a bit later, particularly if you are interested in high quality waves. December and January can be good but more often Feb-April is better. December/January is also the peak holiday season so you would be paying top dollar and have maximum crowds.

That said, there is a lot of coast and from mid-January the crowd drops off rapidly. I just had a few days south of Sydney with good uncrowded waves the whole time, but I avoid the well known spots and have been surfing that stretch of coast for so long I know exactly where to be and when to get there.

Kirra, Byron, Noosa and the other well known points on the north coast are not all that reliable and there are heaps of locals waiting for them to happen who are not inclined to share. Personally I don't know why anyone who was serious about their surfing would choose the east coast for their surf trip when Indo and the Pacific have so much more to offer!  

27 Jan 2003 23:13
if your going to go surfing down in yallingup make sure you no how to surf reef brake coz if u dont you will get hammerd coz sometimes out there it can get up to 10 feet and thats huge. So be carfull expecially if its in winter when its double brake and the good thing about surfing ou there you will get to see heaps of the pro surfers like taj burrow. And there are other heeps good surfing places near yallingup like magret river and grace town so get down to yallingup. :!: :wink: :roll: :twisted: :evil: :x :P :oops: :cry: :lol: 8) :? :shock: :D :) :( :o  

24 Dec 2003 10:32
listen if your coming to australia, dont bother with the crap stuff like vic. (lol no offence 2 any of ya.. i live here) go up 2 queensland round noosa/gold coast. some great waves near there and way better place 2 be. but you should probably go to sydney etc just to be a tourist if your coming over here.  

21 May 2004 13:54
What about South Aus, Cactus is pretty awesome. We get good feedback.  

29 Nov 2004 14:37

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