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Destination recommendation for mid to end October

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Created by charlienyc 6 months ago, 14 Mar 2018
charlienyc
8 posts
14 Mar 2018 11:50AM
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Hi guys!

I will be traveling from the US to Sydney for work second half of October. I wanted to try and combine with a kite wave trip the week before or after.

I am looking for mid-size fairly clean waves with a decent wind probability. I believe October will not be good for Australia so I was hoping to get recommendations for other ? islands ? that are not too complicated to fly to knowing I will only have a week off...

I read Fiji will most likely be risky at that time of the year? New Caledonia is probably the best bet from my research but then I am not sure I can find decent wave quality?

please help! Any recommendations welcome!

thanks!

Plummet
4219 posts
14 Mar 2018 1:25PM
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Think about nz. October is one of the best months for wind/swell Combo. But it will not be warm. 15-18 deg c.

charlienyc
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14 Mar 2018 1:27PM
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Plummet said..
Think about nz. October is one of the best months for wind/swell Combo. But it will not be warm. 15-18 deg c.


Thanks! Any recommendation on a specific location over there? Always wanted to go... I don't mind the colder weather...

Gilly3
QLD, 678 posts
14 Mar 2018 3:57PM
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The Naki uz where uts et bru...

where the women are scarce and the sheep are nervous...

be prepared for 30+ knts and double overhead conditions........yeeoooOooow!

cauncy
WA, 6268 posts
14 Mar 2018 8:13PM
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Exmouth, can get epic combos in October, Midwest can get mental but not regular, November is another matter

Mark _australia
WA, 18134 posts
14 Mar 2018 9:06PM
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October not good for Oz?
I gather u just googled Sydney.....


charlienyc
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15 Mar 2018 12:13AM
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Mark _australia said..
October not good for Oz?
I gather u just googled Sydney.....




Yes I did only look for syndney and Perth. Happy to hear any other recommendations in Oz!

Thanks!

CJ2478
NSW, 272 posts
15 Mar 2018 7:40AM
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Not sure why you think it won't be good, but October is springtime here and the start of the 'season'. We ususally get a couple of rideable days per week. If you rent a car and willing to drive from Sydney Im sure you'll score some ok conditions. If you're expecting to kite every day you'll probably be let down though.

charlienyc
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15 Mar 2018 4:51AM
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CJ2478 said..
Not sure why you think it won't be good, but October is springtime here and the start of the 'season'. We ususally get a couple of rideable days per week. If you rent a car and willing to drive from Sydney Im sure you'll score some ok conditions. If you're expecting to kite every day you'll probably be let down though.


Yes you are right. I did not consider it since it is the beginning of the season from what I read and I could be unlucky. But it may end up doing that in the end.

but NZ sounds great :)! I will seriously look into that!

Any other recommendations?

Holysmoke
WA, 86 posts
15 Mar 2018 7:48AM
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If you are into an adventure and dont mind a 1000km drive from Perth, Gnaraloo has good waves and so much wind that time of year. It would be a destination that would stick in your memories for ever

bjw
NSW, 2577 posts
15 Mar 2018 11:09AM
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October is the pretty much the best time of year in Sydney!!

Anyway, as someone said get to WA. Exmouth, Gnaraloo or Geraldton would have wind every day. Gnaraloo would be epic.

Mark _australia
WA, 18134 posts
15 Mar 2018 6:23PM
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^^^ thats what I was thinking, Exmouth and Gnaraloo trip would be awesome. Geez, asking for wind and clean waves? There is about 1 place in the world in Oct.....



But hey, October it not good for Australia so maybe stay in Sydney.

charlienyc
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16 Mar 2018 8:25AM
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Mark _australia said..
^^^ thats what I was thinking, Exmouth and Gnaraloo trip would be awesome. Geez, asking for wind and clean waves? There is about 1 place in the world in Oct.....



But hey, October it not good for Australia so maybe stay in Sydney.


Well since you sound like you know a lot you may also know that finding reliable info online is not easy which is why I ask here because I know I can find good local info.

Sorry for daring to say that October may not be the best month. But glad to hear I am wrong.

thanks for everyone 's help!

elhucko
VIC, 252 posts
22 Aug 2018 10:44PM
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Plummet said..
Think about nz. October is one of the best months for wind/swell Combo. But it will not be warm. 15-18 deg c.


Plummet, would you mind letting me know where to go in NZ (or anywhere between September and October)?
Got a month off, mid September to mid October and don't mind where I'm going as long as there is wind and a bit of a wave (cheap beer would be a bonus, too).
Thanks.



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