While the "Mexicans" (South of the Queensland border) paddlers have to contend with much colder waters right now, we "banana-benders" are graced with sunshine and ocean temps that don't require much more than a Reed top.
Some locals however still regard the conditions too "extreme" and most popular surfing spots are much less crowded than in summer.
That leaves me so much more room to enjoy sea kayak surfing:
Adventuretess in Sialuk (Nordkapp LV)
Smiles all around.
Ah, I forgot, they were right: those "sticks" are not good for much else than kindling :-)