31 Jan 2004 20:35:30
zxcv
Eighty Mile Beach

Are there good waves on Eighty Mile Beach? It looks like if I could get
there I would have the beach to myself for miles. It looks like it's in the
same corridor as Bali but maybe the corner of Western Australia blocks the
waves.




01 Feb 2004 14:17:48
NZed
Re: Eighty Mile Beach

Not to be confused with with Ninety mile beach which is actually 60 miles
long.!
http://www.vnz.co.nz/regions/northland.shtml
The original explorers measured distance by how many mile a day they
travelled with horses/bullocks and carts, hence
travelling on sand was difficult to judge the actual distance.

NZed

"zxcv" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> Are there good waves on Eighty Mile Beach? It looks like if I could get
> there I would have the beach to myself for miles. It looks like it's in
the
> same corridor as Bali but maybe the corner of Western Australia blocks the
> waves.
>
>




04 Feb 2004 16:54:45
rob
Re: Eighty Mile Beach


d'you mean that big bloody beach north of broome? yea sometimes there
are waves there.

after seven dusty days driving across australia, i got a drink in a
beachside cafe and then drove up to the north side of town where i was
surprised to find about 20 surfers in the water at the big beach.

wasn't anything spectacular wavewise -- mushy waist-to-chest, but it
felt really good to get back in the water. and i'm told the odd
cyclone can stir up decent waves.

broome's a great little town too. easy place to hang out for a week, a
month or a season (just not rainy season -- it's sometimes cut off by
flooding).

-- barney
www.coastalsurvey.com


On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:35:30 -0500, "zxcv" <[email protected] > wrote:

>Are there good waves on Eighty Mile Beach? It looks like if I could get
>there I would have the beach to myself for miles. It looks like it's in the
>same corridor as Bali but maybe the corner of Western Australia blocks the
>waves.
>
>



04 Feb 2004 18:51:33
Turby
Re: Eighty Mile Beach

On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:54:45 GMT, [email protected]
(rob) wrote:

>
>d'you mean that big bloody beach north of broome? yea sometimes there
>are waves there.
>
>after seven dusty days driving across australia, i got a drink in a
>beachside cafe and then drove up to the north side of town where i was
>surprised to find about 20 surfers in the water at the big beach.
>
>wasn't anything spectacular wavewise -- mushy waist-to-chest, but it
>felt really good to get back in the water. and i'm told the odd
>cyclone can stir up decent waves.
>
>broome's a great little town too. easy place to hang out for a week, a
>month or a season (just not rainy season -- it's sometimes cut off by
>flooding).

unh, 80 mile is _south_ of Broome. I'm gonna pull a Blake and say the
surf there is never that great. The continental shelf sticks out too
far, and the exposure is fairly poor. The beach faces northwest and
the predominate swell direction is southwest. Of course, they could
wrap, and if Nusa Dua on Bali gets good on northeast swells, why not
80 mile?

>On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:35:30 -0500, "zxcv" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Are there good waves on Eighty Mile Beach? It looks like if I could get
>>there I would have the beach to myself for miles. It looks like it's in the
>>same corridor as Bali but maybe the corner of Western Australia blocks the
>>waves.
>>
>>

Turby the Turbosurfer