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Getting to Grips With Surfing in Perfect Noosa
I have continued my journey North, and am currently enjoying my time in Noosa, a place often bypassed by travellers, or used as a one night stop over. These people are missing out greatly in my honest opinion.
I stopped in Noosa after a pretty wet and miserable stay in Brisbane, and initially had 3 nights booked. This quickly turned into 4 nights, then just as quickly again extended to 6 nights. This, however, was not long enough, and a future stop here is definitely on the cards.
The place you stay and the people you meet often have a huge affect on a place, and can determine your overall enjoyment of a place. Flashpackers Noosa is undoubtedly one of – if not the best – hostel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. It is new, clean, and very well run. Free internet, WIFI, breakfast, and the occasional meal are all huge plus points. A free bus ride anywhere you want every hour, as well as a free pick up is something else that has greatly influenced my opinion of the place. It is a very homely place, and everybody who stayed for more than one night adored this place, often extending their own stays here. I cannot compliment the hostel enough.
Noosa itself has much to do, although is not a party hotspot. There are places to go in the evenings if you so wish, but the overall atmosphere is one of relaxation and enjoyment. Perfect for someone like me. The people here are very friendly also.
Here I had my first official surf lesson, and was happy to be able to stand and to control the board to a degree. I was able to catch my own wave, on my own. I spotted the wave, paddled for it, then got up and rode the wave to the end. This is something I dearly wanted to do, and I am very happy to say I succeeded.
It is with much sadness that I have to leave this place, but Hervey Bay beckons, and a trip to Fraser Island. This will be something to look forward to when I am feeling sad about leaving Noosa. I am thoroughly enjoying myself at the moment, and long may it continue.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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