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Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« on: March 21 2006 05:03:00 »
Hey there, I am looking for a nice place to live and surf in Australia. Thought about Melbourne. What do you think? Are there some nice waves around within a day/weekend trip? Which other places to you recommend. Need to have good job opportunities in the area aswell.
Thanks a lot for ya help.
Keep on surfing.
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #2 on: March 26 2006 18:03:00 »
Sydney is handy, there are lots of great surf beaches close to the city.
That said, Melbourne is something else. There are great waves very close to the city as well - you can either head west to the surf coast (Torquay, Bells), down to the Mornington Peninsula ocean beaches, or spend the weekend at Phillip Island. It all receives different swell and winds, so there is always somewhere that has waves. Plus Melbourne's housing is much cheaper than Sydney, and it's a great city (can you tell I'm from Melbourne?)!
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #3 on: March 28 2006 08:03:00 »
melbourne is THE place. an hour to torquey adn world class surf, adn melbourne has the best most diverse nightlife in the country and possibly the world. sydney has better weather is closer to the beach but its full fo wankers and expensive. melbourne dude, sounds like you're already on the right track.
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #4 on: March 28 2006 16:03:00 »
City of churches ie Adelaide its a big country town Yorkres Peninsula bit over 3 hrs nth and it cranks
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #5 on: March 28 2006 21:03:00 »
sydeny has the best surf of any capital...dont need to trek down or up the coast..sydney is also very cheap to live..rent a unit in the middle of city for cheap country prices if u konw where to look...the only downfall of sydney are the crowds...
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #6 on: March 30 2006 10:03:00 »
Great Decision, I'm Aussie, actually grew up on Phillip island (a great surfing location), currently live in the UK though. The truth is you can't really go wrong, all cities have something fantastic to offer in there own different way. Melbourne is great for being immensely Cosmopolitan, with great resturants/bars and a relaxed atmosphere, its a place the longer you live there the more you love it but its weather is unpredictable. Sydney is breathtaking with an amazing buzz you wouldn't get anywhere else in the world, but it is the most expensive place to live and people are busy for that reason if you get my drift. I haven't heard a bad review of Perth, but it is Isolated. The Quensland Coast, as the slogan goes is Beautifull one day perfect the next, but can get very touristy. It all depends on you and what you want to do?
RE: Living and surfing in Australia -nice places???« Reply #7 on: March 30 2006 10:03:00 »
The surf in the south is Stronger and generally larger swells, but the water is a lot colder. The north is still great but the water is ideal, and the weather generally makes the experience awesome. Wherever you decide, enjoy! Australia is something special wherever you are, just keep in mind each city is very patriotic and will pick at all the other cities (particularly the Melb vs Sydney rivalry) so don't let it influence your experience of each individual place, I have tried to stay impartial, truth is though Melbourne does kick ass, and its the home of Aussie rules football, make sure you go to a game.