Endless summer

Guest blogger - Friday, February 28, 2014

It’s the last day of summer and while some of us are wishing we’d spent more time on our tans or perfecting our surf stance, there’s still plenty of sunshine left in Noosa.

I always wish there’d been more time for swimming and sunset drinks at the beach after work (after all, it’s been 8 days since my last swim...) but it’s almost like an endless summer here in Noosa, so no complaints at all.

The swimming all year round in Noosa is beautiful, winter days are gorgeous with crisp blue skies and clear waters, and all the activities you love in Noosa in summer are just as great at other times of the year: stand-up paddling, kayaking, boating, sky-diving, beach horse riding, surfing, bike riding, bush walking, kite surfing and climbing a hinterland mountain!

Speaking of surfing and Endless Summer, can you believe the movie of the same name that many people think is the best surf movie made is 50 years old? One of the original stars, U.S. surfer Robert August will be a special guest at this year’s Noosa Festival of Surfing on Friday 14 March for a 50th anniversary screening of the movie that follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave. He’ll do a live narration for the free screening on the beach at First Point, Noosa Heads from 6.30pm.

There’ll be more about the Festival of Surfing next week but the world’s biggest longboard surfing festival is going to be a week of amazing surfing and fantastic spectator action – from dogs to beginner backpackers and world champions to groms.

So make sure you head out see the last sunset of summer and have a toast to bring on autumn!
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What better place to celebrate Australia Day than in Noosa

Juanita Bloomfield - Monday, January 21, 2013

Australia Day – that Aussie of days is nearly upon us. Being a Noosa local one of my favourite things to do is spend time with family and friends on the Noosa River. Hiring a party pontoon boat is a definite favourite, heading to the river mouth for a quick swim, a fish in one of the canals and enjoying a good old fashioned sausage sizzle whilst checking out some magical homes along the way.

This year friends have decided to set up camp along the Noosa River foreshore and no doubt there will be plenty of other locals and visitors thinking the same. Getting in early to set up the marquees for some additional shade is always a good idea and finding a spot close to one of the barbecues is also a must. It’s also a great spot for kids of all ages, with the little ones being able to swim safe, whilst the bigger kids can enjoy the foreshore on bikes or skateboards and perhaps enjoy some fish and chips or an ice-cream from one of the many eateries along Gympie Terrace. 

Of course heading to Main Beach is also a tough one to beat – having a surf and swim is one of those quintessential Australia Day things to do and if I can get the family up early enough, we might just do both – sounds like the perfect Australia Day to me!  Happy Australia Day everyone!

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