Surfing Qld hire or buy board?

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dustbowl-surfer started the topic in Monday, 31 Jan 2011 at 10:57pm

Hey guys

Heading off to the goldy for a couple of weeks this month
Just wondering whether it wouldd b cheaper to hire a board for the 2 weeks I'm there or buy a second hand board and then just send it home by courier or something.
Don't wanna take my board on the plane as we are flying tiger who charge $60 each way to take a board.
I'll b after a shortboard around 6'

Cheers

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stunet commented Monday, 31 Jan 2011 at 11:16pm

Don't know how much it costs to hire a board for two weeks, but seeing as they're usually hired by the hour I reckon it would be pretty expensive.

I'd buy a second handy myself.

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dustbowl-surfer commented Monday, 31 Jan 2011 at 11:37pm

Yer I reckon that might b the go
Also I forgot to ask what is the public transport like up there as I'll b staying near southport on the beach and would want to surf some better waves down south a bit. Is there like a bus of some sort that does runs all day back and forth?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 at 2:03am

Dunno about the public transport Dusty. Might have to look that one up.

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glasswall commented Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 at 2:56am

Hey Duster
I had the family up there about 3 years ago and hired 4 boards (2 thrusters, a fish and a mal) and a couple of Boogers from Damo at Gold coast hire (Mermaid beach but will deliver to you). The price was pretty good for 10 days and he gave us a generous discount for the group too.
http://www.goldcoastsurfboards.com.au/contact_us.html
But when I went to Sydney recently I just bought 3 old hack thrusters off ebay for about $50 each that all fit into Jetstars limit, dropped the fins and strapped them together for the return and had no trouble, still throw them in the car occasionally as well now Im home.
So maybe try online to see whats around, then contact Damo at the link
Good luck and hope it pumps for ya

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glasswall commented Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 at 2:59am

PS> There are buses all along the strip - as well as the train, but its back inland a bit and usually requires a long walk.

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dustbowl-surfer commented Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 at 11:16pm

Thanks for the info guys
Wats the surf like out on the main beach..worth lookin at or not?
I think I'll start having a look on eBay see what I can find
Cheers

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brendo commented Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 at 4:20am

don't forget that you are liable for damage to any board you hire. Could be expensive if you break one ! You could always buy second hand up there, surf it for 2 weeks then try to sell it in a shop that does consignment boards.

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saltman commented Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 at 9:14pm

A few of the board shops will hire or sell and give a guaranteed buy back price
try the boardroom
2084 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami, QLD, 4220
Phone:phone (07) 5527 7877

http://www.surftech.com/about/demo.php?itemId=89

or Feral Dave at Diverse Tugun