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Created by DaveSandan Two weeks ago, 28 Mar 2021
DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
28 Mar 2021 7:50PM
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It's time for a road trip, Melbourne to Noosa via Terrigal and Byron Bay. A week of surfing, no wife no shopping, no kids just me! I would prefer my wife was with me but COVID and floods dampened her spirit to be adventurous.


cantSUPenough
VIC, 2003 posts
29 Mar 2021 7:27AM
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Geez - you live on a steep road!

Have fun on your trip! (Don't forget a spare paddle - I just broke mine )

burleigh4220
QLD, 48 posts
29 Mar 2021 3:18PM
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all about the winds , plenty of good waves in your trip. find where its offshore and thats a bonus to start with

bigmc
NSW, 191 posts
29 Mar 2021 4:54PM
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I just drove back to Sydney from Geelong yesterday (Sunday). I am knackered. Melbourne - Noosa is a a long road. Bring on the self driving cars. Hope you get good waves.

Rownus
1 posts
29 Mar 2021 2:25PM
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Hey Dave, sounds like an awesome trip mate. I have just returned from Central Coast today got one cheeky surf in but water quality is pretty average at the moment due to sewerage in the water from floods. Local council said beaches shut till at least Tuesday but still a few out. Hope it all clears up for you by the time you get there! Magic spot

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
29 Mar 2021 5:59PM
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Terrigal to Tweed Heads today, no time to stop for a surf it's all about getting to Noosa and I guessed the water quality would be crap because of the floods. Heard on the radio that cows are washing up on the beach in some areas. Non stop run to Noosa tomorrow to avoid being locked down when I get home after Easter.



DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
30 Mar 2021 11:55AM
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Not looking good now to get to Noosa, I can drive there but if the Vic Gov changes it's restrictions from Brisbane to all of QLD I will have to isolate for 2 weeks even if I have already left. NOT HAPPY! Agent refuses to refund or postpone because it is a soft border closure, if it becomes a hard closure they will but by then I'm f###ed and can't work.
jus started a new job too and that could be at risk if i gamble and loose.

moogengronko
56 posts
30 Mar 2021 9:43AM
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Turn around. Head back to Byron. Stop at The Farm. Go to the Beach hotel tonight . Suffolk Park bakery tomorrow . Then straight back to Vic to lock them down for another six months

moogengronko
56 posts
30 Mar 2021 9:48AM
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Ok I'm joking. Come Surf Lennox reef/beaches with us . Just not The Point. It is sacrosanct / shortboarders only. And rightly so

there's occasional times when a SUP would be great out there but that line should never be crossed >>

stehar
NSW, 398 posts
30 Mar 2021 4:15PM
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Call in at Arrawarra Headland and I'll catch up for a surf. Be good to see you. Steve

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
30 Mar 2021 6:24PM
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Thanks guys I will endeavour to get there to both spots, got one surf in off Tweed on the 10fter so I at least get the warm water once before I go tomorrow.


micksmith
VIC, 1488 posts
30 Mar 2021 8:07PM
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What a shame David, I'm in Newy, been here a week and going home after Easter and not a minute before.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
31 Mar 2021 12:22PM
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Thanks for the heads up stehar, nice wave, off shore breeze got way up which made it nearly impossible to get the sup onto a wave being 10ft 33 wide, had fun for a bit.


DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
3 Apr 2021 1:28PM
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Well my trip was stuffed up and I'm back home but at least the surf was good today at Flinders and it's hot and sunny, no rain unlike QLD so maybe it has worked out ok?? Nuh I am just trying to feel better


Warren James
VIC, 18 posts
4 Apr 2021 8:38PM
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Hi Dave, is that Big Left?

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
5 Apr 2021 7:20AM
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Warren James said..
Hi Dave, is that Big Left?


It is. Good fun that day at low tide.

supthecreek
2182 posts
5 Apr 2021 9:17AM
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Any session has the awesome effect of making us forget all the times we come up empty...
good on you Dave, for staying positive through all the government interjection into our daily lives.

lam
VIC, 164 posts
5 Apr 2021 4:16PM
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I think it's fair to say covid has had a pretty fair interjection in all our lives as well.
stay safe

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
5 Apr 2021 4:30PM
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lam said..
I think it's fair to say covid has had a pretty fair interjection in all our lives as well.
stay safe


Not a truer word spoken!

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
5 Apr 2021 4:31PM
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supthecreek said..
Any session has the awesome effect of making us forget all the times we come up empty...
good on you Dave, for staying positive through all the government interjection into our daily lives.


A good fun surf fixes many an ailment.



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