whats a nice beach in seq to practice kayak surfing

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whats a nice beach in seq to practice kayak surfing

#1 Post by Paulioq » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:52 pm

hello does any one know of some nice beaches with a gentle wave where I can practice surfing a ski. I have been out a couple of times from palmy and moffats but want to improve my beach ability and am wondering if any one can suggest a nice beach that isn't exposed like palm beach with its 3 to 4 banks of waves or moffats with its savage shore break. some thing in between would be nice so I don't have to eat it to hard if(more like when) I get dumped by a wave. thank you in advance for any one takeing the time to reply. cheers

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Re: whats a nice beach in seq to practice kayak surfing

#2 Post by unsinkable 2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:58 am

If you get the chance to pop over to Straddie, Adder Rock and Home Beach (the next one east after Adder) have pretty much ideal waves for learning to surf on. In a 1.2-1.5m easterly swell the waves wrap really nicely around the headland and make for some beautiful smooth rides without directly pumping onto the beach. There's usually a couple of lines of breakers too which are pretty easy to pick.
The small beaches along the headland at Noosa are a pretty similar story but on the good days they can get a bit crowded with surfers.
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Re: whats a nice beach in seq to practice kayak surfing

#3 Post by Paulioq » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:50 pm

unsinkable 2 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:58 am
on the good days they can get a bit crowded.
thanks for the reply unsinkable2. I do get over stradie just not often enough am due for a weekend away. I guess that is the problem on those nice calm days, it gets the crowd out. not wanting to biff on with anyone i'll stay away from the surfers. was watching the surf cams on the phone app yesterday and looked real nice at palm beach and a few other places guess I got to pick my moments.

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Re: whats a nice beach in seq to practice kayak surfing

#4 Post by mAx » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:41 pm

Yep I agree you have to pick your moments to find comfortable launching and surfing kayak conditions. Buuuuut, you'll also learn alot from being out in tough conditions too, seems to quicken the learning curve. I was told that when I first started surfing, then applied it to my yak adventures. Happy yakking!
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