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Coronation trip.

Created by stone > 9 months ago, 20 Jun 2009
stone
WA, 235 posts
> 9 months ago, 20 Jun 2009 12:25
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Just asking for tips when planning a first time trip to Coronation beach/Gero
What time of year is best for intermediate level windsurfer? Taking kids (4)
Have well equipped offroad camper trailer.
Have looked on windsurfin in WA web site.
Will also be takin SUP.

Any/all help an advice is appreciated.

Thanx...

Eggy
WA, 58 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Jun 2009 01:21
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My Mates from Queensland migrate there every year around early december. They are "high wind junkies" though. I've been there with them a year or so ago before i Started sailing they seem like a real good bunch a dudes that sail there. A friend recently told me that you get all levels of sailors there from first timers to experts. I don't really know much but it seems to cover all bases, good wind, nice off shore swell and some good flat water in the bay. It's like a windsurfing utopia, you and the kids will have a ball!!

nebbian
WA, 5982 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Jun 2009 02:17
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Enjoy it before Daddy takes the T-bird away:

www.opandr.com/

Seriously, you'll have a ball

rich3gold
WA, 34 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Jun 2009 18:07
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camp site is fantastic. Drop pit toilets and barbeques both in very good condition.

I went to corros first time last summer with mates. the sailing is fantastic.

Beach is average for swimming so may have to bring some toys for the kids.... a quad bike would do the trick, it'd be fun cruising the dunes. maybe a kite?

gero is 20 mins away so wife can take them in while your out sailing. perfect.

MavericK040
WA, 583 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Jun 2009 20:27
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stone said...

Just asking for tips when planning a first time trip to Coronation beach/Gero
What time of year is best for intermediate level windsurfer? Taking kids (4)
Have well equipped off-road camper trailer.
Have looked on windsurfing in WA web site.
Will also be taking SUP.

Any/all help an advice is appreciated.

Thanx...


Ive got my holidays booked and am heading up there with a bunch of mates. im going from the 16th on november to the 7th of december. i figure it should be good by then.
i cant wait the 148 days :) get up there before its gone i say.

jh2703
NSW, 1130 posts
> 9 months ago, 22 Jun 2009 01:06
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I went this year at the end February for five weeks and it was great, holidays had finished so most of the tourist were gone and it was just me and the locals and the odd tourist. The water and wind was excellent it blew every day(20-40knots) that i was there, i took one day of because the smallest sail i had was a 4.7 and the wind was way to strong even for that. Coronations was good but got quite busy at times, and unless you are a confident jumper it might prove somewhat of a challenge...if you don't jump yet you will be by the time you get back. I spent most of my time in Geraldton itself sailing St Georges beach and Sunset beach, these were excellent spots for the intermediate sailor. St Georges for is flat water bump and jump, just watch out for the crayfish pots the ropes will pull you up pretty quick and Sunset for it beginner wave sailing. The caravan park at sunset beach backs right onto the water, just rig up carry your gear 15m and your in the water. I also stayed in a cottage($400 p/w for the cottage way cheaper then the caravan park) at Pt Moore for a few weeks, Pt Moore has pretty good sailing just watch out for the kiters and stay away from Hells Gates. The locals were all friendly offering lots of advice, tips and hospitality i would suggest you go and see Rik at Sailwest for all the info on local spots.

This will be the best holiday you will have in Australia...Well it was for me anyway, I'll be back again in Feb 2010....Here is a pic of Coronations in its glory.

stone
WA, 235 posts
> 9 months ago, 22 Jun 2009 10:16
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Thanx for the info guys.
May have been livin under a rock down here.
But is this new port stopping access or being built at corro's - Spot X.
If so what a F@#ing tradgedy to our sport and tourisim in Geraldton.
Oct school hols on our way.

grumplestiltskin
WA, 2315 posts
> 9 months ago, 22 Jun 2009 10:33
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stone said...

Thanx for the info guys.
May have been livin under a rock down here.
But is this new port stopping access or being built at corro's - Spot X.
If so what a F@#ing tradgedy to our sport and tourisim in Geraldton.
Oct school hols on our way.


The new port is being built at Spot X which is a couple of Km's away from Corros.
Corro's probably wont be affected, but who knows what will happen with sand movement etc.

fullmoon
WA, 314 posts
> 9 months ago, 22 Jun 2009 20:22
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See you there. Just banked the first $200 for our stay at sunset beach . Jet wants to go back at xmas as well.Looks like he will be "doing time" at Coles.

HAIL
SA, 1145 posts
> 9 months ago, 28 Jun 2009 15:31
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im coming up from sa. staying for jan. wave titles and the green head comp! should be awesome! is there power at the coro camp???

decrepit
WA, 7193 posts
> 9 months ago, 28 Jun 2009 19:07
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HAIL said...

>>>>> is there power at the coro camp???


Only the noisy, smelly, generators some of the campers bring with them.
And of course the nice silent, eco friendly solar panels some others have.

KAOS69
WA, 935 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2009 19:00
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i go a couple of times a year for the past 9 years and never been disappointed . the only problem is christmas its gets so packed out but still worth the trip . heres a vid i put together last time i was there . 20 -30 knts 7 out of 8 days sun up till sun down..... enjoy

Bender
WA, 1993 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2009 19:52
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Great work mate. Thats my favorite song off Morning of the Earth.

I found it hard not to picture the scenes of those right hand point breaks being ripped apart on pin tail single fins from the movie.

Corro's is such a fun place to sail. cant believe they are gunna stuff it up

MavericK040
WA, 583 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2009 20:24
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I am so going there now! even tho i was B4 i saw the vid im even more stoked now

i just hope there are more waves to jump off and ride.

stone
WA, 235 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2009 20:36
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KAOS69 said...

i go a couple of times a year for the past 9 years and never been disappointed . the only problem is christmas its gets so packed out but still worth the trip . heres a vid i put together last time i was there . 20 -30 knts 7 out of 8 days sun up till sun down..... enjoy



Thanx mate. Thats a gr8 vid.

Zubby
SA, 871 posts
> 9 months ago, 7 Jul 2009 16:27
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More Coro Pic's







Bender
WA, 1993 posts
> 9 months ago, 7 Jul 2009 15:17
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More Corro's action




windgeorge
WA, 108 posts
> 9 months ago, 8 Jul 2009 10:20
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hi there stone come over sail corros .if you want some more advice come into the g spot extreme sports in lester av ,and see tim and matt there really helpful. good luck



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