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.