(above) My future house with this (below) as its front yard:
I found this amazing town called Yamba along the coast here in OZ! This is where I definately can see myself spending the rest of my year working and surfing. It has everything from the most amazing waves I have seen to nightlife to a cruisey/relaxed vibe to party cruises, and of course AMAZING food. The YHA here is the best hostel I have stayed at yet for the same cheap prices I have been paying, and the owners are incredible. They give you such a personalized visit that you feel like you live there already. Shane is one of the owners and he takes you out on waves and helps you surf no matter what level. His brother was a world champion surfer, so he knows his stuff. I have been surfing green waves, and it is the most amazing feeling in the world standing up and flying across the ocean like that. Living at a surf camp for 3 weeks was the best way to learn how to surf (free boards and surf every day).
(I asked for an iced coffee and this is what i got... YUMMO!)