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West Coast Australia Day weekend - Elliston

Created by russh 1 month ago, 11 Jan 2017
russh
SA, 2795 posts
1 month ago, 11 Jan 2017 22:05
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Anyone else heading over for some west coast hospitality & saltwater action?

Always a great weekend and hanging to spot X again - hopefully with a bit more swell!!

barri
SA, 307 posts
1 month ago, 11 Jan 2017 22:40
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Sounds good. I'll try sway the vote!!

Bondage
SA, 512 posts
1 month ago, 12 Jan 2017 22:18
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Would love to but couldn't get leave around then. Got to experience spot x last week fully powered on a 4.7, overpowered out the back. Was great fun to sail. Big crowd too with only me and Marty there. Beautiful spot out there. Got a few light wind peelers there the next day too.

I hope you score a session there Russ, or get the Bombie on. Three trips there now and still haven't scored the bombie going off.

PKenny
SA, 177 posts
1 month ago, 13 Jan 2017 19:13
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I am on leave and around the place. Looking forward to a few sails with beer chasers.

EB
SA, 464 posts
1 month ago, 14 Jan 2017 08:11
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Would love to Russ, Missed out on the days off this year but got 3 weeks of in Feb for heading further west. Hope you have a good one.

russh
SA, 2795 posts
1 month ago, 14 Jan 2017 09:34
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EB said...
Would love to Russ, Missed out on the days off this year but got 3 weeks of in Feb for heading further west. Hope you have a good one.


Heading that way around 8th feb as well - might catch ya there!!

OESaustralia
SA, 244 posts
1 month ago, 15 Jan 2017 07:25
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Here's a small video of yesterday Sat, at Walkers rocks , 6 of us out in good swell but light 10 to 18 knot onshore SW. Beach was sailable but bombie wasn't ,got a good working over from a good size set.


stantumby
SA, 19 posts
1 month ago, 17 Jan 2017 13:42
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I'm back living on EP after a couple of years working in the desert and keen to head across to Elliston if the forecast looks good! If the seabreeze is pumping I can usually be found blasting around Tumby.

pilchard
SA, 575 posts
1 month ago, 17 Jan 2017 17:06
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It will be all time guys, I'm going to be over the EP on a purely surf mission doing the Elliston - Sharinga region.
Wont have sailing gear so it will be 25k Seabreezers.
Good thing a few spots will fire in the AM and with a sou'easter.
Might even see you crew for a post sesh froffy.

snoopySA
SA, 26 posts
1 month ago, 18 Jan 2017 09:09
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Will head down for day trips to Elliston depending on forecast. Had some good sails here lately. Hopefully get some good conditions this year.
Alan

maxa
SA, 51 posts
1 month ago, 19 Jan 2017 17:26
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I'll be kicking around Russ. Pretty low key this year which might mean good conditions. Sheringa is high on list

russh
SA, 2795 posts
1 month ago, 19 Jan 2017 18:32
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See you weds arvo Maxa - alan PK and crew - forecast looking promising fir first few days - def looking foreward to a week over your way

maxa
SA, 51 posts
1 month ago, 20 Jan 2017 11:05
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I should warn you Russ , I have a new board to christen. That can do bad things to forecasts

russh
SA, 2795 posts
30 days ago, 24 Jan 2017 09:49
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maxa said..
I should warn you Russ , I have a new board to christen. That can do bad things to forecasts


Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, temporarily easing to 10 to 15 knots from around dawn to early afternoon. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots inshore for the late afternoon period.

Swell 2-2.5m

fingers crossed could b fun

russh
SA, 2795 posts
28 days ago, 26 Jan 2017 10:02
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Forecast close - 20-25+knts a few waves - happy Maxa on his newOES 100 prowave - should be on again this arvo

Happy aust day



russh
SA, 2795 posts
23 days ago, 30 Jan 2017 20:27
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A few shots from early on Australia day with a fun float and ride that kicked to around 25+ knts with some fun waves on the beachy & bombie.

Marti had a nice close encounter with a very friendly pod of dolphins - one tried its best to jump as high as his mast as he was sailing out.

Fun day of sailing with Stan, Danny, Maxa, Marti, Al, PK

















russh
SA, 2795 posts
23 days ago, 31 Jan 2017 11:07
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Thanks to Peter Ross from OES for sending down some demo boards with PK - 132l hot rod and 112 - wind was a bit solid to try them out for me

PKenny
SA, 177 posts
23 days ago, 31 Jan 2017 15:12
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That was a good days sailing. Plenty of wind without all of the usual sand blowing around, nice size and shaped waves on the beach, plenty of crew around and cold beers after.

The 132 Hotrod went well on the waves even for an unskilled wave sailor like myself. And when the wind picked up my OES Outlaw was good value.

A shame about the wind for the following couple of days but that has been our summer so far.

Another great Australia Day in Elliston sailing and socialising.

pilchard
SA, 575 posts
22 days ago, 1 Feb 2017 10:39
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I convinced my surf mates to check out walkers rocks on the way up to streaky. Where do you sail? Blacks was double over head on a slight se breeze but the beach just down the ramp at walkers was flat with a 1 foot reefy. Is the sailing spot further down?

russh
SA, 2795 posts
22 days ago, 1 Feb 2017 15:14
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Yeah normally sail from about 1 km down the beach - depending on swell direction as too how much gets in. East island blocks a fair bit.

We went south and it was a tad larger but not enough wind - the bomb sets were almost closing out across the back of the bay


South of Elliston


Base of the cliffs north
Left hander down south

Inside left in between sets


pilchard
SA, 575 posts
22 days ago, 1 Feb 2017 15:28
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I do remember a few years back now a Dave Lane vid and there was quite a large hill/dune you must drive down to the spot making me think we weren't on it.
Is it a tyres down smash it through track or easy going mission?
On another matter how big a cahunas do you need to surf blacks wow

Bondage
SA, 512 posts
22 days ago, 1 Feb 2017 16:48
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pilchard said..
I do remember a few years back now a Dave Lane vid and there was quite a large hill/dune you must drive down to the spot making me think we weren't on it.
Is it a tyres down smash it through track or easy going mission?
On another matter how big a cahunas do you need to surf blacks wow


At Walkers, you just drive along the beach, there is a ramp onto it next to the drop hole toilet.

Just getting down and back up the cliff at Blacks is a mission in itself. Its definitely got a spooky feeling paddling out there. Its an awesome wave though, especially being a goofy foot.

snoopySA
SA, 26 posts
Two weeks ago, 1 Feb 2017 19:32
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Was a good couple of days sailing. Thanks for posting shots Russ. We are going to Adelaide the to Kangaroo Island for a week at the end of March. Anyone know of sailing spots on KI?
thanks in advance Al

russh
SA, 2795 posts
Two weeks ago, 1 Feb 2017 21:27
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snoopySA said..
Was a good couple of days sailing. Thanks for posting shots Russ. We are going to Adelaide the to Kangaroo Island for a week at the end of March. Anyone know of sailing spots on KI?
thanks in advance Al


I've only sailed Vivonne bay in a Westerley - was a bit sketchy with a dead seal on the beach and Seal bay just up the road - waves were OK.

Here's a couple more shots of you from Aust Day










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