How to Snowboard And Surf In Australia On The Same Glorious Winter’s Day

Can you snowboard and surf in Australia on the same day? You might think naaah, impossible. But you would be wrong.

Wait, snowboard and surf on the same day? Really? Yes, really. And if you don’t believe us, Olympic gold medallist Torah Bright has done it lots of times.

“Yeah, I did that just last weekend, some early morning shredding at Thredbo then an early evening surf session down at Merimbula down at the bar,” Bright told HuffPost Australia when we caught up for a chat recently.

Here’s a map we made of Torah’s little NSW road trip. As you can see, it’s less than three hours, so you can definitely squeeze both activities in.

You could also do it in Victoria. Here’s the quickest one we could think of. Mt Baw Baw is only a gentle family snow resort, and you’d need a serious wetsuit for Gunnamatta Beach in winter. But hey, a surf’s a surf and a shred’s a shred.

As a third alternative, you could say hey, we’ll surf and ski or snowboard in the same trip but we’ll do it in a chilled way over a couple of days. That’s how Torah and her husband Angus prefer to roll, if this video of them driving from Bondi to Thredbo in their Porsche Cayenne is any guide.

Now, we may not all be able to afford this vehicle, but anyone with a strong outdoorsy streak can still do a snow trip starting with a morning surf. The best part is, you’re bound to get good conditions on at least one of your two action sport pursuits.

“Last weekend, the wind was howling on the mountain and visibility was not that great, but we rode for three hours in windblown stashes of snow and then surfed with whales in …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Australia

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