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Are there any River Surfing Spots in QLD. Northern NSW?

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Created by GoldySurfer 1 month ago, 26 Feb 2020
GoldySurfer
2 posts
26 Feb 2020 6:52PM
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With all the rain are there any spots to try it?

IanR
NSW, 963 posts
26 Feb 2020 10:03PM
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Mate Try the surf forum this is kiteboarding
As far as I know we don't get river bores in Australia because we don't get big tides. except may northern Western Australia.
There may be some standing waves but you might be better of looking for a flow rider

Peahi
VIC, 1183 posts
27 Feb 2020 1:56PM
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points getting crowded? lol

kemp90
QLD, 1673 posts
28 Feb 2020 5:57AM
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IanR said..
Mate Try the surf forum this is kiteboarding
As far as I know we don't get river bores in Australia because we don't get big tides. except may northern Western Australia.
There may be some standing waves but you might be better of looking for a flow rider


7m tides in shoalwater bay in central qld, that's big right?

CJ2478
NSW, 396 posts
28 Feb 2020 8:17AM
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GoldySurfer said..
With all the rain are there any spots to try it?


Tidal bore in croc infested waters of NW WA?

The pic looks like a standing wave, my recommendation would be one of the rivers fed from the great dividing range where they do white water kayaking, eg Nymbodia. Don't get lodged under a tree branch or knocked unconscious on a rock and drown though. Alternatively, maybe there is a weir on one of these rivers that produces a standing wave, again dont drown.

Other option is in high intensity rainfall look for big stormwater outlet and you may find something but also contract hepatitis or leptospirosis.

IanR
NSW, 963 posts
28 Feb 2020 8:18AM
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kemp90 said..
7m tides in shoalwater bay in central qld, that's big right?


Yea that fairly big but not quite the 11.42 meters that happen in Derby WA.
Are there any rivers in the area that get tidal bores?

alex4714
QLD, 8 posts
29 Feb 2020 4:59PM
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Gazuki
WA, 1111 posts
29 Feb 2020 3:18PM
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Meanwhile in WA....

psychojoe
WA, 692 posts
29 Feb 2020 3:28PM
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You could try a bar crossing at changing tide

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 316 posts
1 Mar 2020 8:38AM
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There are some spots on all the northern rivers/hinterland rivers that produce boog waves. Head upstream. Small, fun, mostly full of cow poo. All the damns do too, but they have alot of nice dead trees just down stream which are great for making you disappear for a few weeks.... have fun, but think it through.

Twead makes some great proper waves on big floods but its human poo water at that point. If the ear infection doesnt kill you, bull sharks might

Gateman
QLD, 339 posts
1 Mar 2020 7:41PM
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Yeah I've seen some FB videos of kids boogey boarding the standing wave on the Sunshine Coast at Currimundi after heavy rains but wouldn't want to get washed down stream into the ocean. I think in Aus it's an isolated "there at the right time" incident.



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