i'm looking for suggestions for an entry level location for a couple of kids to head into the surf around SEQ.
somewhere without fast moving sweeps or river mouths.
neil street and mooloolaba were 2 thoughts but not being a wave sailor i was wondering if there is somewhere better.
i'm not sure about currumbin. whenever we're there surfing there seems to be a lot of water moving.
maybe flat top on the inside in a South Easter?
North Kirra in NE? Perhaps Byron Bay (Clarke's/Main) in NE and Ballina (river) in decent southerly but some but big .......?? s.
Hey Justin, I've had my boys out sailing at Neil St in Se'r when it's under 2' around low tide also Castaways and Stumer's in northerlies on the same tide. I was going to try DI with them given the horrible run of easterlies we've had but just too hectic with all the muppets up there this time of year. Hoping to get them out next weekend up that way but the forecast is pretty average at this stage.
thanks tomp. i've been eyeing off byron for a while now. seems the conditions are more bump and jump whenever we're there. i sailed their every now and then.
we'll maybe try neill street tomorrow. or mools depending on wind direction and parking.
my sons board has had the footstrap positions modified slightly to suit his age and we pick up the board tomorrow so keen to try it out.
If they are very new to the waves I would try Beachmere on a big SE'er
Currumbin alley on a NE'er
Both spots are cross on, very little to no sweep, usually small waves but will give kids the chance to get rolled, catch some backside waves, do some jumps and waterstart in the ocean, all in the knowledge that if it goes wrong both the wind, and the waves will wash you into the beach (or the big sandbar at currumbin).
thanks batstonem, (martin?) sorry i'm not sure of everyones handle on here.
beachmere is a great suggestion. i've not sailed there so will give it a look. pretty keen on currumbin i remember haircut telling me in a ne its good.
we went to neil st today but surfed as the wind just didn't pick up. it kinda died as the day went on.