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places to stay in Brisbane« on: January 28 2007 18:01:00 »
I'm a girl 21 years old from Switzerland. At the moment I stay in Bangkok at my dads place and will visit Brisbane in March. Any suggestions where I could stay in Brisbane to take up surfing?
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #2 on: January 29 2007 08:01:00 »
Brisbane is a great place to work, play, party, and have an overall good "urban" time.. However, you won't find waves here! You'll have a 45 minute drive North or South to find anything decent. There IS a fake beach where you could catch a few rays, but.. Don't go there, it's pretty gross with all the kids in that pool! Anyway, ich komme in die Schweiz dieses Jahr! Ich werde sehr aufgeregt! Wo ist ein guter Platz, zum zu gehen? Ich bin lebendes nahes Zürich :-)
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #3 on: January 29 2007 18:01:00 »
Hi Zoe! I'd recommend staying somewhere closer to the beach than Brisbane. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are pretty close. Personally I'd recommend Byron Bay. There's several good beaches nearby, the area is beautiful, and the people are friendly. If you're new to surfing there's a bunch of surf schools in the area.
Anyway, wherever you decide to stay, enjoy your visit!
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #4 on: January 29 2007 20:01:00 »
If your into Brisso. ( Go for it) You may catch a few waves in the river when the big ships go past.
If your located in Bris. you can have a choice of heading to the Sunshine Coast or heading to the Goldie what would be about the same travelling time from CBD. Better scenery if you go north way but perhaps just a little longer.
I've a daughter Melody 24 who lives at Kangaroo Point. It's a good place centre with good parks and ferry close to get to city. I used to be able to chatch a bigger ferry boat to Stradbroke Island years with really great surf.
I've tried to get Melody into surfing and gave her a Pro Power board a year ago. Caught a great wave with her on front of a Malabiu when 3 yr old at Ti Tree Bay Noosa.
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #5 on: April 04 2007 08:04:00 »
story bridge backpacers or the y arnt bad but there is no surf in brizy maybe up near nudge beach but thats around 25k from the city brizzy sux for surfing point cartwrite on the sunshine coast 100k north of brizzy and your gettin your toes waxed but mackay nth harbour beach in cyclone season is legendary stuff at 8+foot swells
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #6 on: April 23 2007 17:04:00 »
I'm 23, I'm a french girl and I arrived at brisbane 2 weeks ago for 6 months. I work at AA for my training course. In France I made kitesurfinf already. I'm looking for people to make surfing, I don't have car and I 'd like speak english. If somebody is interested, doesn't hesitate to make contact with me.
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #7 on: April 23 2007 20:04:00 »
I've a 24 year old son living Scotts Head just south of Coffs Harbour. I'm thinking of heading there for few days with my van. I want to give him a real primo biger wave board to take to WA. I've a Grandaughter Sarah at Deception Bay just north of Brisbane whos able to speak good French. I'm interesting in learning some French and am able to speak Russian fairly well. I've a few boards and would probally head to Scotts on Friday from Lismore ( Near Byron) I was thinking to go back to Brissie to see my daughter for her birthday on the 30 April.
RE: places to stay in Brisbane« Reply #8 on: April 25 2007 17:04:00 »
I used to have dreams of surfing places around Brisso. when I lived around the place. One place was out off the cliffs at Kangaroo Point opposite St Joesphs Catholic Church.
Had an earth tremor there years ago, it may have made waves. Also at the cliffs I used to climb down from the top about 15ft to a cave type tunnel. Real freaky, I couldn't imagine doing it these days. ( Real Stuff / no Dream)
I couldn't imagine wanting to stay in Bris these days.