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WA
92 Posts
Posted 12/09/2010, 7:48 am        Report    
Hello all you experienced and knowledgeable East coast kitesurfers. I am taking a few months travelling along the coast with my girlfriend and I'd like to know any recommendations for some good safe locations to head for. We are travelling all the way from Melbourne to Cairns, so plenty of scope!! Ideal spots are suitable for beginners with flat water and no nasty rocks, rip tides etc. Oh and of course a good place for coffee Any recommendations gratefully received - Many Thanks
QLD
1445 Posts
Posted 12/09/2010, 7:57 am        Report    
http://www.intheloopkiteboarding.com/index.php?id=43 North Queensland locations. give us a buzz once you up here. Have fun and safe travels
VIC
672 Posts
Posted 12/09/2010, 1:48 pm        Report    
what month do you depart?
NSW
2003 Posts
Posted 12/09/2010, 3:40 pm        Report    
It's way more fun to look at weather sites, google earth and accomodation guides with your gf and plan your trip. If you just drive and look for places your holiday will be highlighted by nice little surprises.
WA
92 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 2:29 pm        Report    
Sorry for long time to reply, I have been offline. To answer the question I will be in Melbourne on 23Sept and leave Cairns on the 10Nov, so let me know what you think? Thanks
VIC
3650 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 5:42 pm        Report    
BOOST said...
Sorry for long time to reply, I have been offline. To answer the question I will be in Melbourne on 23Sept and leave Cairns on the 10Nov, so let me know what you think? Thanks
Queensland has stingers in some areas over summer so you want to avoid northern queensland from about Nov to April. If I was you, I'd start in Cairns and go to Melbourne, Cairns will be better in September and by the time you get to Melbourne it would have warmed up with sea breezes.
VIC
672 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 5:47 pm        Report    
unless you want to party aswell i would start at Alva beach,near Ayr and make your way south.Poos all over cairns.
NSW
United Kingdom
4156 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 6:14 pm        Report    
Currumbin river mouth on the inside of the walls.
QLD
403 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 7:19 pm        Report    
cairns is good..
QLD
108 Posts
Posted 16/09/2010, 11:32 pm        Report    
NumNutz said...
cairns is good..
Used to be good, It's pretty fickle these day. I wouldn't be heading there in a hurry.
WA
92 Posts
Posted 02/10/2010, 12:39 pm        Report    
bump.. Thanks for the input guys. Anyone else?
NSW
79 Posts
Posted 04/10/2010, 12:13 pm        Report    
Should consider Lord Howe Island. A few of us getting into kiting now. What a great location
 
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