Trips to Chicken Run include: travel to beach, 2-hour lesson (if needed), BBQ lunch, use of surfboard/wetsuit and sight-seeing - email for more details.....Come and join us for a great day's surfing starting from $68 per person.
Length of ride: 50-100 metres.
Works Best: west or south-west winds and a south or south-east large-tide.
Comment: "A left hand pointbreak breaking over sand/rock bottom. A fun little hollow right for when middleton is too big and sloppy. Take off deep for a quick short barrel or wait for the sets. Take off wide and keep wacking the lip all the way around the point. Just stay on the face or you WILL lose your fins. Also a great beginner wave, easy take off and paddle (no duck diving). It can give you something to do in a westerly stormy as the wave is protected from the west winds. The wave runs along a point of rocks but its very straight and gets deep quickly as you travel along to the right. This makes for a sucky take off (if you take off real close to the rocks) then as you go right it fattens right up and gets pretty slow, so you cut back and get back to the breaking wave (which by now is very foamy and does not barrel), get a bit of speed and maybe cut back again. By now the wave is pretty much over and you've basically traveled in a straight line following the point and not actually gone right (ie. the wave is a right hander but only because there is land on the left and your ride is actually straight). The limited wave breaking means that with 3-4 people there's not much more room. On the positive side its one of those special places where you get to surf with seals. There is a regular family of between 5-10 seals which are reasonable friendly if you share the wave with them. I have almost had a head on collision with the seals twice. Once when I was on the wave and the seal was paddling out the back and another time in the reverse situation. I'm just glad that the seals can turn faster than I can."
Daily trips are planned for week-days and Saturday through-out the year. If all the bus seating and surfboarding is booked out, you can still meet us at the beach if you have your own transportation and surfboard(s).
Phone Luke on 0410725792 for details.
Check out our Sanctuary Shop in Adelaide CBD.
Check out our Snowboard Travel Shop.
Coffs Harbour Surf Trips every month - next one.
How do we travel?....We have both a 19-seater Coaster bus (for state-wide trips) and a Mitsubishi Fuso Coach (for nation-wide trips) each fitted out with TV and DVD player, awesome sound system ('tis loud!) and we tow a trailer with waterproof, locable canopy and surfboard racks. We are currently purchasing more wetsuits and 35 surfboards so that we have everything we need to have a good day's surfing (....of course, God provides the waves to surf on). For smaller groups, we use our 4x4 Pathfinder to save on fuel (it also provides transportation for all the surf shop requirements). We are currently purchasing a beach buggy to get out onto the beaches and to use for promotional purposes - it will also tow a jet ski. You can bring your own surfboard on our trips if you are already a surfer.
How to contact us?....Phone Pastor Neil Aitchison on 0410725792, or you can email us if you want more information about this ministry.
A Ministry of Sanctuary Christian Ministries.