i don't know if there are many Cairns riders here on ASRA. if you don't get any love here, ask some of the Townsville skaters. Ado at cre8tive sk8 may know of some riders up your way.
After spending a lot of my time in Townsville, and having the opportunity to get up to cairns several times, it really surprises me that there isn't more longboarding or downhill up that way.
There are some absolutely brilliant runs up there, just ask the lads from western australia. Before the last BTB they adventured up that way and got to ride some long runs. There are hills up there that do require some experience, but in saying that there are also some great little housing estates set on the side of the hills that have some good little runs to start to learn on.
You might be able to talk to the guys at Compound Skate on grafton street in the city.
They might be able to point you in the right direction. Or drop craig bond a pm and see if he has any contacts there.
The esplanade is always good for a cruise.
Kind of bringing this thread back from the dead, but a mate and I skate fairly regularly in cairns at the moment if anyone's keen to catch up for a bit of a shred
Been skating the shed Mini ramp as weather has been bad on the hills last few days ! FSU team