im planning on going to australia for 4-5 months this year. Idea is to work a lot(construction if possible or maybe even just fruitpicking) and a save some coin to return back to indo and surf beside a bit.
Question now is wether i should go to the west or east coast.
Thought about the albany area in WA or the Ballina/Yamba area in NSW.
Thing is ill be going around without car. So which area is better to get some waves "in town".
And: how heavy is it in WA down there during winter and how crowded is that east coast area?
Thanks a lot!
Can't go past a nice quiet town on the East Coast with beachies on your doorstep.
Maybe look into Wollongong, Ballina, Coffs Harbour or even Newcastle
They are going to be your best bet for construction work close to the coast
Work wise in WA is very slow, lots of people being laid off by mining companies so they are then filling roles where available back in the regional towns
Stick with the east coast would be my advice
Kook, just remember to stock up on the 2 minute noodles, 'cos Australia is the most expensive country in the world........
Yeah, not a great time to be picking up construction work with the WA mines slowing down. Still, if you know the right people you could pick up some work. For access to the coast check Leroy's suggestions, they're pretty well spot on.
Most of the fruit picking is done way inland away from the coast except for certain areas around the NSW Mid North Coast - Coffs Harbour etc.
Did you see " 4 corners", Stu? Unfucking believable (fruit picking etc)
sheepy, have you rung up your good tasmanian senator yet to ask him how he will fix that? after all he is apparently the minister for employment and therefore he should be all over it
i see heaps of those mini vans full of overseas workers every time i go for an early.
Should take this to the abbott thread.... Bottomline , kook, east coast is the go.... There's a fair bit of cash work in the cafe' restaurant scene, too, not that I endorse that sort of shenanigans lol
lots of fruit picking work close to the coast in the Ballina/Byron area.
Higher concentration of spots and different wind options on east coast. Besides margs area and a few exceptions the majority of the west coast is straightish and needs east winds to be good. East winds are common for autumn but that's it.
Lots of outer reefs in wa that make finding gem spots trickier and there's less of them. More lefts though and there's some really good spots. Sharky though.
Get a car, have lots of money, move around for work and surf.
But be very careful with the crocs kook911.
They tend to to take you on a longer journey than the GW.
Floyd and Sheepy, you do realise that kook999 is more than likely Irish, possibly English and that he is going to be the exact type of job stealing foreigner you're referring to.
Kook999 if you don't have access to a car you will be in a predicament that is commonly described in Australian vernacular as ROOTED.
Get yourself a car, if even a piece of shit , then sell it when you leave.
The East coast is your best bet. Wollongong .
That'll make both of us happy.
WA in winter is shit. East coast is bikinis, sunshine and clear green runners.
Maybe try Lennox.
A lot of driving is required for anything in the Albany WA region. You can't go past the east coast, the towns are close together and so are the waves. I'd seriously consider mid north NSW and north of there.
there's plenty of highway construction happening at Byron/Ballina at the moment, and the next big project about to kick off is right near Yamba - bridge over the Clarence.