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Sandbanks Morton Bay

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Created by zondi > 9 months ago, 10 Jul 2009
zondi
QLD, 34 posts
10 Jul 2009 9:49AM
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Hey guys

Can anyone tell me if the sandbanks just inside of Morton/ North Straddie are any good in a S/SE.

Thanks!

Cheers

Andy

Rhys McClintock
NSW, 995 posts
10 Jul 2009 10:01AM
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Which bars are you talkin about dude? Unless your already going to be out there - I'd just stay on the mainland - there's plenty of good spots around here in a SE'er

zondi
QLD, 34 posts
10 Jul 2009 10:17AM
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They are just inside the gap between Morton and North Straddie. Been fishing around there a bit, but wind was not blowing. Seems like a sweet spot to kite just not sure about the S/SE.

Cheers

Andy

Neill
VIC, 484 posts
10 Jul 2009 12:51PM
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BIG, fast moving tidal flows in there mate. be sure you have a boat for any potential rescues. This is an extremely dangerous piece of water, particularly if there's a 9 knot current flowing out through the shallows there. Lots of big sharks in that area too, trust me on that one

i've done it with my brother (windsurfer) in a big south easterly and it was good fun, big flat water sections that lead into kickers for boosting, but be extremely careful kiting there, not a place for the faint hearted. in a big southerly blow it gets very gnarly.

KiteNutt
QLD, 280 posts
10 Jul 2009 8:16PM
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Yeah listen to Neill on this one mate.
The place you're talking about is called Jumpin Pin.

Edit...
My bad.. sorry the pin is between nth and sth straddie. Either place is death on a stick.

don
QLD, 39 posts
10 Jul 2009 9:48PM
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Yeah Chris, Jumpinpin is the go. Rainbow Passage is death on a stick. Stay clear the bullies are hungry all year round.

lotofwind
NSW, 4665 posts
10 Jul 2009 10:55PM
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don is good ya

greenleader
QLD, 4982 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:24PM
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dennis you are not wrong, that place is truly death on a stick!

i would steer well clear everyone.







paulio
QLD, 887 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:26PM
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Gusty dangerous stuff if you ask me!!!, maybe even offshore, don't venture there

Neill
VIC, 484 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:37PM
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Errr.... are you guys talking about the south end of straddie? Because the piece of water between NORTH stradbroke and the southern tip of moreton is not a nice piece of water. I think you have your places mixed up.....

greenleader
QLD, 4982 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:42PM
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look at the fotos macguyver and ask yourself if you can see the moreton sandhills.

Neill
VIC, 484 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:54PM
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ummm.... the whole of moreton is covered in sand dunes. the photos look like jumpinpin to me, which is at the southern end of moreton. the original poster was asking about the piece of water between north stradbroke and the southern tip of moreton. maybe some geography lessons are needed?

greenleader
QLD, 4982 posts
10 Jul 2009 11:57PM
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you are sergeant schultz not macguyver

here is your new avatar



the best thing about kite island (as it has been called for a decade)

is that you never know when captain grumpy will turn up to maintain the peace!



greenleader
QLD, 4982 posts
11 Jul 2009 1:14AM
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which he just used to hammer in the umbrella!

Hardcarve1
QLD, 317 posts
11 Jul 2009 6:47AM
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Yes their are but dependant on tide.
You need to look more towards the bottom end of Moreton on Google and you should see some nice sand banks.

tha dogman
NSW, 2836 posts
11 Jul 2009 11:09AM
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on low tide those sand banks are sick for learning the art of getting a full body sand papering

it was the 3rd or 4th time i had flown a kite and it was amazing the amount of space i had to f@ck up with as i was learning with a 19m fuel...lol...

cant wait to go back one day

dogman

Rovert
QLD, 67 posts
11 Jul 2009 7:06PM
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Not sure I'd make the trip out there in a SE/SSE. But SW is magic. So clean compared to Wello. After all, it's 25km or so since it left land by the time it gets to the southern end of Moreton.

The sandbank that runs off the southern end of Crab Island is magic. The channel (Day's Gutter) is about 200m wide. No doubt there are plenty of bities in there, but I've only seen one juvenile (0.5m) in probably 30 or more visits. It's not like the Rainbow Channel in that regard. The channel isn't that deep (around 5m) and doesn't lead anywhere - not far inside Crab the channel disappears. My boat draws about 40cm and I can't get through at low tide.

SW is the real pick of the breezes, especially since that's not usually much fun elsewhere. Slaloming through and boosting over the mangroves, crystal clear water, heaps of rays on the banks (which you can usually see easily) and for those big jumps when you don't want to land in shallow water, boost off the edge of the bank and land in the channel. One of the nice things about the sand bank is that it rises very slowly. So for most of the tide you can find shallow butter flat water somewhere - high tide it goes under so you get the chop coming over.

The picture is looking WSW from Kooringal (the little village on the southern end of Moreton) across Days Gutter to the sand bar that runs south from Crab Island then across Moreton Bay to Brisbane in the distance.

rhinoman
QLD, 362 posts
11 Jul 2009 7:37PM
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news flash bright spark jumpinpin is not at the end of moreton its between the two stradies so this is your geography lesson we live on earth not uranus

Neill said...

ummm.... the whole of moreton is covered in sand dunes. the photos look like jumpinpin to me, which is at the southern end of moreton. the original poster was asking about the piece of water between north stradbroke and the southern tip of moreton. maybe some geography lessons are needed?


Rattlehead
QLD, 533 posts
11 Jul 2009 10:16PM
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Neill said...

BIG, fast moving tidal flows in there mate. be sure you have a boat for any potential rescues. This is an extremely dangerous piece of water, particularly if there's a 9 knot current flowing out through the shallows there. Lots of big sharks in that area too, trust me on that one

i've done it with my brother (windsurfer) in a big south easterly and it was good fun, big flat water sections that lead into kickers for boosting, but be extremely careful kiting there, not a place for the faint hearted. in a big southerly blow it gets very gnarly.


your both kinda right in a way.

Neil I think you talking about the South passage bar ..yes this place is extremely knarly...I've sailboarded there a couple of times on the Moreton side..big waves , **** loads of current heaps of sharks.....would kite there but would need to be very careful ,plenty of boats get smashed up on that bar every year ,,even Matt Hayden the cricketer nearly drowned there when his fishing boat flipped over there years ago.

Zondi / Greenleader I think you guys are talking about the shallow area around and Rous channel , this place is one of my all time favorite spots ,shallow ,,mainly waist deep for kilometers ,crystal clear water ,plenty of sting rays and shovel nose sharks anly problem is you need a boat to get there. Also be aware of blue bottles ,after a couple of days of solid S/E'ers the blue bottle blow in over the bar .One time I went there I got f@#@en slaughtered by the bastards

Rattlehead
QLD, 533 posts
12 Jul 2009 8:38PM
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rhinoman said...

news flash bright spark jumpinpin is not at the end of moreton its between the two stradies so this is your geography lesson we live on earth not uranus
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Hey SCOOB ,,,,get a rhino up ya[}:)]

windpig
QLD, 113 posts
12 Jul 2009 9:28PM
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nice tri

rhinoman
QLD, 362 posts
12 Jul 2009 10:16PM
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to big but i will get a scoob in me

Rattlehead said...

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rhinoman said...

news flash bright spark jumpinpin is not at the end of moreton its between the two stradies so this is your geography lesson we live on earth not uranus
[b]






Hey SCOOB ,,,,get a rhino up ya[}:)]



KiteNutt
QLD, 280 posts
13 Jul 2009 7:01PM
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Those sandbanks look like they are near Amity.. you can see the beach where that girl got attacked by a shark and died on the beach in front of all her friends about 3 years ago in the background of one of the pics.
I remember it well as I was swimming at Peel island when it happened.

Spooky how Amity it has the same name as the town from the original Jaws.




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