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Only a stones throw from Brisbane lies one of the most pristine and untouched paradises, Moreton Island. A short 75 minute barge ride from the port will transport you to this epic natural wonderland, in fact a lot of people in Brisbane would have never imagined the beauty that lay in their own backyard. The island made up of 95% national park with no paved roads makes exploration only possible by 4WD.

I’d always dreamed of surfing the island and imagined all of the perfect waves that rolled by unridden. My mind would always go back to the memories I had growing up as a kid, ‘you’d never go surfing on Moreton Island, too many sharks!’

Four years ago to the week, myself and a couple of mates packed up the truck with our boards and shot off mid winter week for a few days to search out all of those unridden gems we’d dreamed of. Luck had it we scored perfect days with light offshore winds and a solid three to four foot swell, and all of that with not a soul in sight. Below is a photo documentary of those three surf fuelled and unforgettable days.

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(2) COMMENTS

Moreton Mick
2 years ago · Reply

Matt, I have fished offshore from there regularly over the last 40 years and catch large sharks unintentionally,and see many more that take my catch. You look to young to remember but there was an horrific shark attack by a 5m great white off the northern corner, the surfer was mauled for more than 1 hr. That scared me off ever surfing there. Anyway good luck to you and your young family can’t wait to see some new locations.

    Waxlyric
    2 years ago · Reply

    Wow Mick, such an attack does not surprise me given the location of the island. Northern corner would be spot on where we surfed too arghhh! I must say now I have a little one and another on the way I do think twice about surfing sharky waters! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my blog.

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