Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Surfing on Bruny Island

Bruny Island is famous for it's surf. The waves are great & the water is clean. The waters on the southern side of the Island offer peaked rolling waves that bring with them a little of the southern ocean chill from the Antarctic.
Cloudy Bay, Coal Point and The Neckbeach all offer some of Tasmania's best surf, every year hosting the 'Bruny Island Surf Classic' - one of only four state championship competitions.
Cloudy Bay is by far the most popular surf beach & a great group of locals regularly surf together & many of them are happy to share their wisdom with new comers.
Cloudy Bay is part of the South Bruny Island National Park. Many rare and endangered species of birds nest in the dunes above the high tide line.
There is a small very basic camp ground there but I personally have only camped at the high tide line at the end of the beach, the tide came up so high that we had trouble exiting the beach. I would definitely use the camp ground as it's a lot safer than waking up with the waves lapping at you're tent flaps.
There are also some great family beaches which offer a refreshing swimming environment in summer, these include Adventure Bay beach, Jetty beach & Two Tree's to name just a few.
There is a lot of adventure to be found on Bruny Island, there are a lot of great wildlife walks, loads of beaches, great accommodation & camping spots. If you're thinking of a holiday or just a day trip then check out this link www.brunyisland.net.au
Cheers for now Island Girl

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