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Trip to Port Lincoln

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Created by csjena > 9 months ago, 22 Sep 2014
csjena
VIC, 247 posts
22 Sep 2014 4:13PM
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Hello Guys!
I'm going on a road trip from Melbourne to Port Lincoln along the coast.
I will driving along the coast and thinking to take the kite with me.
Could you give me some advice for some good spots along the coast from Port Augusta down to PL?
I believe I stay in PL for maybe a week. I've seen a shop there and will go there for advice and rules but would much appreciate further advice from you guys! I hope it's not top secret like in some other places

Thanks CS

PS: intermediate rider 12/9m TT (no big waves)

dazza5172
SA, 311 posts
22 Sep 2014 8:16PM
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csjena said..
Hello Guys!
I'm going on a road trip from Melbourne to Port Lincoln along the coast.
I will driving along the coast and thinking to take the kite with me.
Could you give me some advice for some good spots along the coast from Port Augusta down to PL?
I believe I stay in PL for maybe a week. I've seen a shop there and will go there for advice and rules but would much appreciate further advice from you guys! I hope it's not top secret like in some other places

Thanks CS

PS: intermediate rider 12/9m TT (no big waves)





Bro you are right up my Department here: sweet

there is Jack **** from Port Augusta to Whyalla - theres a secret spot on the way but too much effort for your time

first kite you will get is Whyalla, the Whyalla boys are all cool and will look after you, but you need high tide on their main beach, it gets sick seabreezes in summer, but check the tides for high tide and wait on the forum for the crew to reply to the thread. its flat water, flat flat wake style.

Not much until you get to Cowel, then theres not much there, you can flat water with the ferry at Lucky Bay, if you are hitting cowell just about Seabreeze time and want to kite and stay the night then you can kite out the front of the shacks north of the Ferry, (obviously you will need to go up the beach and stay away from the ferry, its flat chop and the locals will think you are either amazing or a nut, (I have never done it and it would be like going to a south pacific Isld where they never seen kite surfing) they are shack owners and not really keen on anyone knowing what a secret spot they have, if it were me I would do the flats at Whyalla and stay with the boys there and have a beer. then press on the next day, but its a nice flat beach.

You can do Arno Bay and Port Neil but you have to go well north along the beach as these spots are really protected, as a kite surfer I never bother, more flat water. there is a secrete surf spot in the Arno area but its not worth worrying about on a kite and the locals are protective, again don't bother

to be honest we always just bee line for Lincoln, when there you will need to hook up with Easto and Jaqui at Xtremekitepaddle in Lincoln, check their site
You will be looking for a run at Fisheries bay for waves or Wreak Beach, if you want flat water you can try Coffin Bay Long beach

the other reality is that Port Lincoln can be very fickle with Seabreeze, you are really relying on fronts or good seabreeze days, it can be good but there is no clockwork seabreeze, its cooler temperate and there is no real desert or city. I lived there and still go back and as a rule its not a real mecca top 10 destination for kiting, I go there to surf and kite some of the bigger surf spots which will have to remain a secret, its a great ocean destination. Easto will sort you out, check with him about North Shields in Lincoln, don know if the airport prohibits kiting there, its flat water.

if you are there an I am not I will be Jealous, its the best bit of coast, I dream about it all day long

www.xtremekitepaddle.com.au/

csjena
VIC, 247 posts
22 Sep 2014 9:53PM
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Thanks very much. Great info. I have a family in tow so not every spot will be possible but I'll do my best!
That was the shop I've seen on the internet and will talk to them first when I'm there.

I'll check the places out on google maps.....

Thanks again, i'll probably update the travel dates and see if I can hook up with somebody there.

Beer's on me than.....

Christian

waxman
SA, 1390 posts
22 Sep 2014 10:05PM
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Port Augusta has a few good spots, north of the bridge there is a caravan park that you can kite out the front of, don't head down towards the bridge there are power lines that run across there, northerlys work well southerlies are generally gusty but still kite able. Be ware the tide moves very fast so quick board recoveries are a must, also look out for muscle banks. Hospital beach is also kitable you can tack upwind right up to a stretch near the power station where it gets better wind and dead flat water, there is nowhere to access the shorest though so it's a little sketchy, down winder home can be fun you can't kite anywhere past the yacht club to many wind shadows. Port Patterson on the eastern side is also good on a high tide. There are some local guys that kite there so you may see them.

Good luck with the trip, hope you get some wind

Chaps
SA, 88 posts
23 Sep 2014 3:55PM
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Lipson Cove is worth checking out, between Tumby and Pt Neil. Some local dolphins and flat water protected by a small island and connecting reef. Should work on a seabreeze I expect, I only kited it once.

Have fun, awesome coastline all round EP.

csjena
VIC, 247 posts
23 Sep 2014 6:23PM
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Thanks guys, awesome advice!

CS

csjena
VIC, 247 posts
10 Oct 2014 9:44AM
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On my way boys!
CU in Whyalla on next Friday!

CS

csjena
VIC, 247 posts
18 Oct 2014 11:25AM
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Arrived in whyalla! can you kite on a northerly near the refinery petrol tanks?
Thanks christian

EB
SA, 480 posts
18 Oct 2014 1:29PM
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Would not recommend it rips are strong and the winds are offshore. We used to go to 8 Mile creek on Northerlies back in the windsurfing days. Wind is still offshore you need some tide worth a check. If winds go west try Flase bay or the beach at Point Lowly, worth a drive anyhow. Possible south change late tomorrow will be ok at beach.
Locals mostly kite on the southerlies and there has been plenty of them.

csjena
VIC, 247 posts
18 Oct 2014 7:29PM
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Thanks mate, im heading off for port Lincoln tomorrow and try my luck there! Bugger.



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