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Studying abroad, Perth or Wollongong?

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Created by kitenerd A week ago, 3 Dec 2018
kitenerd
2 posts
3 Dec 2018 6:54PM
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Hi!
I am a well experienced kitesurfer/instructor and a ok (greenwater waves) surfer whom is trying to figure out which uni I'm going to study at. I have narrowed it down to either Perth or Wollongong (outside of Sydney). Is there anyone here who can give me some pointers which town that is the best for kiting, surfing and maybe teaching(kite)?

cauncy
WA, 6538 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:04PM
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Eneabba

Youngbreezy
WA, 444 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:09PM
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Wollongong is better for surf. Perth is waaaayyy better for kiting though and I imagine it would be better for teaching kiting as well

cauncy
WA, 6538 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:14PM
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Townsville, crap surf crap wind, you'll have fall else to do but study, no distractions

Bara
WA, 380 posts
4 Dec 2018 10:53AM
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having lived in both its pretty simple. if you prefer kiting then its perth. if you prefer surfing its the gong hands down. perth waves are really really bad most of time

kitenerd
2 posts
5 Dec 2018 5:41PM
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Thank you guys for all the answers, I guess I?m going to Perth! Is it even worth bringing my kitesurf-surfboard or is flatwater spots the way to go?

gesper
NSW, 497 posts
5 Dec 2018 8:56PM
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There are some epic wave kiting locations north of Perth and when you see them if you left your kitesurf -surfboard you will regret it . Lancelin is one place, and there are many more up to Exmouth.

theDoctor
NSW, 4447 posts
6 Dec 2018 2:49AM
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Wollongong
As a student
Wollongong, best uni, close to Sydney, not perth, seriously,
South coast is way better than perth, if you've got a car and mates its heaps better
As someone with a job with limited time off, a car and money and only knows perth then.....
Perth
Realistically how often you gonna drive to exmouth to kite..?

shbrown
NSW, 15 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 10:52AM
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As someone who lives in Wollongong and was considering a move to Perth, I'd vote for Wollongong. Although the wind is less reliable, the wave kitesurfing is way better, we get the occasional good swell during the kite season. Wollongong is an easy trip to Sydney with teaching options, and there are some location teaching options as well. The south coast is awesome and easy to get to. Also, the beaches are less crowded and there is a friendly and tight knit kite community.

Gazuki
WA, 805 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 11:26AM
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+1 for Wollongong

psychojoe
WA, 365 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:46PM
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This could be any given Sunday here in Perth .
One of my favourite photos
Borrowed the photo from TSP, hope that's ok Gordon


towradgi
NSW, 222 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 6:23AM
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Yeh, nothside beaches from gong harbour , is such a lonely place to kite. On a weekday during work hours ,you will probably be alone. I always am .

nikmcc
NSW, 239 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 11:13PM
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towradgi said..
Yeh, nothside beaches from gong harbour , is such a lonely place to kite. On a weekday during work hours ,you will probably be alone. I always am .


I live in Sydney, but have been heading down to East Corrimal a lot lately... Usually weekdays around lunch time. Would be keen to get know a few of the local crew down there if you are bored of kiting solo. Send me a PM if you want

quikdrawMcgraw
641 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 12:54PM
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Perth if your into methamphetamine

Bara
WA, 380 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 1:43PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Perth if your into methamphetamine


lol theres pleeenty of that in the gong too

dusta
WA, 2888 posts
Yesterday , 13 Dec 2018 4:13PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Perth if your into methamphetamine



and the Gong is any better ?




and you don't need to come to perth for your uppers "Deaths involving amphetamines (including crystal meth or 'ice') had also grown considerably in the five years to 2016. Amphetamines now surpassed alcohol as the third most common substance detected in accidental drug-related deaths."

Phoney
NSW, 405 posts
5 hours ago , 13 Dec 2018 9:59PM
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I suppose a big factor to consider is whenis your study period?

Our main kiting season here (both in Perth & NSW) is our summer between October/November and March/April.Outside of that is only occasional fronts coming through and it's also freezing cold for us, although maybe not for you.

Most Uni semesters here run from February / March to June & July to November. So at either location you're going to be outside of the main kite season, but in Wollongong you can surf all year round (with a wetsuit) or in either location, kite occasionally.

Mark _australia
WA, 18511 posts
5 hours ago , 13 Dec 2018 7:10PM
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Bara said.. if you prefer kiting then its perth. if you prefer surfing its the gong hands down. perth waves are really really bad most of time


Not if you are studying.
You drive to Margs to surf once a week and Gero to kite once a week and fk uni.



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