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wave kiting Tugun

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Created by Dl33ta > 9 months ago, 21 Oct 2013
Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
21 Oct 2013 7:17PM
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Anyone got any local advice for kitesurfing Tugun? Down there for a week at the end of November and want to get some kiting in. Looking on the map Tugun is out of bounds. Any decent wave spots that aren't too crowded nearby? Failing that it's currumbin I guess?

Gilly3
QLD, 746 posts
21 Oct 2013 7:15PM
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You won't get too many spots that are better than Currumbin in a northerly. I have spoken to quite a few people who have traveled the world kitesurfing in the most exotic locations and they rate Currumbin as being right up near the top of the list as the best. For that reason, yes it does get quite busy but there is plenty of room. It works best on an out going tide and you can just set up on the sand near the car park in the estuary, play in the flat water for a while then head out into the waves.

If it's just good waves ur after with zero crowds, try the south side of the rock wall at the Tallebudgera creek inlet, which is only about a 10min drive from where u r staying. I have done a few downwinders from Narrowneck to Currumbin and have found this spot to have the most epic waves on our journey down the coast, I can only comment on a northerly, but can't see why it wouldn't work in a southerly (cross on of course).

I could have some free time myself at the end of November so feel free to pm me......

Have fun and Stay Safe

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
21 Oct 2013 11:49PM
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Thanks for the goss Gilly, after that rating I'll definately be giving Currumbin a shot. Might have to pack the TT as well as the SB by the looks. I'll get in touch closer to, would be great to do a dw'er with a local.

gcdave
532 posts
22 Oct 2013 7:02PM
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Gilly have u done between flat rock and tugun? Always wondered if it was worth a poke there. 27th ave & right out front nobbys slsc offer some solid nuggets

Gilly3
QLD, 746 posts
22 Oct 2013 10:21PM
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Hey Dave, haven't been any further south than the alley but always keen to try new spots. Yep, nobby's is another sweet break and never usually that crowded. We came around Miami Hill heading down towards Burleigh a couple of Sundays ago and came across some nice overhead peelers all the way thru to Currumbin.

Forecast is looking sweet for tomorrow arvo sesh......

gcdave
532 posts
23 Oct 2013 7:28AM
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Living the dream mate, enjoy it while some of us r out with injurys :P

Gilly3
QLD, 746 posts
23 Oct 2013 8:00PM
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Bugger.........Kiting injury???

How long u out for?

gcdave
532 posts
23 Oct 2013 8:52PM
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Yea kiting injury. Nothing a mega bit of titanium cant fix, quick shop at bunnings to screw it in too. Heres hoping for Christmas first sesh or a new year treat. It all hurts like hell but dont stop hookn it in the surf

prea
QLD, 184 posts
24 Oct 2013 3:26PM
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Kirra is a great alternitive when its busy at Currumbin, Lots of space, waves probably not as good

pattiecannon
QLD, 592 posts
28 Oct 2013 12:13AM
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isn't the alley for SE'rs an' Kirra for NNW'rs?

prea
QLD, 184 posts
28 Oct 2013 2:55PM
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pattiecannon said..

isn't the alley for SE'rs an' Kirra for NNW'rs?



My personal view

You have to be brave to kite the alley in a South East, tends to be a bit offshore I have seen the lifeguards on jetskis rescue kiters
can get away with a East South East though,


Kirra works only in a Northerly

Gilly3
QLD, 746 posts
29 Oct 2013 6:45AM
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^^^ +1 prea, you only have to look at a map of that area that shows true north,
then you will understand which wind direction works and which doesn't....

another awesome sesh yesterday arvo, love those northerly's yeeeew!

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
29 Oct 2013 10:05AM
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Thanks prea, what direction do the tides run down at kirra do you know?

gcdave
532 posts
30 Oct 2013 3:38AM
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Northerly is direct onshore at kirra.NW is cross on and works well, but if its more then NE ur in the wrong spot.

Best on the high or incoming tide for the surfboard.TT for low tide on the sand bank tho

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
30 Oct 2013 7:27PM
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gcdave said..

Northerly is direct onshore at kirra.NW is cross on and works well, but if its more then NE ur in the wrong spot.

Best on the high or incoming tide for the surfboard.TT for low tide on the sand bank tho


Perfect, thanks mate

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
24 Nov 2013 8:18PM
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What's the go in a southerly down there, it all looks offshore from what I can see? Couple of big ones coming through next week when I'm down by the looks.

gcdave
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24 Nov 2013 7:27PM
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Dl33ta said...
What's the go in a southerly down there, it all looks offshore from what I can see? Couple of big ones coming through next week when I'm down by the looks.


Tends to be lumpy in a southerly if ur at palm beach or south of there.Its doable, but normally iffy til 200m out type thing. Best to hit north of nobbys beach in a southerly. South of the currumbin alley is a better option then palmie in a dead southerly, but if it swings offshore then u need the bus after a paddle then hitting 19th ave and flip ur thumb out

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
25 Nov 2013 8:09AM
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Sounds pretty sketchy! Thanks for the heads up.



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