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Surfing info on E. Australian Coast

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1. Posted by mrjames2k (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Hey guys, ill be in the cities of Sydney, Surfers Paradise(Gold coast), Cairns, and the Whitsunday islands, each for a couple of days this August and wanted to know where I, a beginner surfer, should go surfing in and around those areas when I'm there. I'd probably still need lessons still(as i've surfed only twice before). I heared that i can get lessons from this guy Shane Horne(supposedly amazing surfer) by surfers paradise. Any advice anyone?

Jimmy G

2. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

ok.... You will find good surf in Sydney at alot of beaches, the more obvious and well know ones being bondi, manly, cronulla and palm beach can be good at times.

The Gold Coast would be the best of the lot! "Surfers paradise" refers more to the culture of the place more than the actual surf but Snapper rocks, Burleigh heads and kirra beach are all world class surf beaches and are all in the Gold Coast.

As for the Whitsundays i have no idea about surf there

3. Posted by mrjames2k (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

thanks for your post. how far are kirra and burleigh from surfers paradise? im planning on making a day trip of surfing at the best place(for me. a beginner,on the East coast). also is the surfing good in August?


Jimmy G

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 10y

Here's the link to Cheyne Horan's surfing school in Surfers Paradise