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2 months on my own! thinkin of surfing?

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1. Posted by naq (Budding Member, 13 posts) 27 Mar '07 04:23

Hi,

I plan on going away for 2 months but i dont know where!

I intend going between june and august.

Rather than taking immense bus journeys around the place which im sick of i intend staying somewhere/some region.

Any ideas on good places to learn surfing?

Was thinking Bali, Maldives or boring Spain!!

Thanks
William

2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru, 307 posts) 27 Mar '07 17:33

If it's surfing you're after have you considered Australia? We've got some fantastic surf coasts down here and if you have 2 months then the long-haul trip would be worth it....

3. Posted by Nevans (Budding Member, 19 posts) 27 Mar '07 17:52

Ah rubbish to that , everybody knows South Africa has the best waves! And shark nets in places to keep the nasty whites from nipping your toes..

4. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru, 1167 posts) 27 Mar '07 18:18

Bonaire,Netherlands Antilles is a very famous place for Windsurfing and Kite surfing.
Of course more famos as Divers Paradise!
Marlis

5. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru, 307 posts) 27 Mar '07 19:11

Ah rubbish to that , everybody knows South Africa has the best waves! And shark nets in places to keep the nasty whites from nipping your toes..

Yeah Nevans, you're right - South Africa does have some damn good waves.... but I don't know if they're the best ?!?!

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 27 Mar '07 20:01

Quoting KoalaGirl

Ah rubbish to that , everybody knows South Africa has the best waves! And shark nets in places to keep the nasty whites from nipping your toes..

Yeah Nevans, you're right - South Africa does have some damn good waves.... but I don't know if they're the best ?!?!

They are certainly only so-so in most places in Australia.

Too often the surf in too many places in Oz is "miss" rather than "hit".

I would suggest Rio De Janeiro (try Barra da Tijuca, Recreio dos Bandeirantes) and places up the coast (Cabo Frio, Buzios). All good spots I've surfed at.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 27, 2007, at 7:08 PM by james ]

7. Posted by naq (Budding Member, 13 posts) 28 Mar '07 18:11

thanks for the advice! any particular areas or schools ye have in mind? looking for somewhere where everyone goes to learn how to surf!

8. Posted by Nevans (Budding Member, 19 posts) 29 Mar '07 21:05

Ah , sorry Naq , we left you hanging on your last question there. I really wouldn't know of any surf schools off hand to make mention of , but where there's good waves , there's bound to be plenty people teaching the art that is surfing. But in my opinion much of surfing is self taught , just charging the waves and chomping on the sand banks until finally you stand up , and your hooked !!

Good luck and enjoy

Nev

9. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member, 202 posts) 1 Apr '07 04:54

australia definetely has some of the best surf in the world if not the best

queensland: Snapper rocks, burleigh heads, kirra

WA: Margaret river

NSW: The narrabeen, Botany bay, maroubra, coffs harbour, byron bay etc

Victoria: all over torquay

Tassie: shipsterns (one of the heaviest waves in the world) dont go there unless you know what your doing

there are alot of secret local spots that can be found all over the coast that are gerat aswel

the beaches/areas mentioned above are all world class and on there day are the best of their kind in the world but as james mention they can be inconsistent.

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 1 Apr '07 20:14

Quoting grasshoppa

australia definetely has some of the best surf in the world if not the best

NSW: The narrabeen, Botany bay, maroubra, coffs harbour, byron bay etc

Botany Bay? It's as flat as a tack. Do you mean Cronulla? If so, then try the Alley, Sandshoes and Greenhills down there.