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Can you kite in the Derwent?

Created by Beersy > 9 months ago, 11 Jan 2018
TAS, 740 posts
11 Jan 2018 3:08PM
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Just been sitting by the beach in Sandy Bay having lunch and the wind was coming on strong... Havent brought my kit down with me yet, but if I did, looked like it would have been on. There's a few boats moored around the area so maybe not right there, but is there anywhere close by to sandy bay that you can kite in the Derwent?

TAS, 1586 posts
11 Jan 2018 5:35PM
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Probably nutgrove or in front of the yatch club near prossers
Down from the casino. Never tried myself and depends on the direction

TAS, 300 posts
29 Jan 2018 9:27PM
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Not to be a wet blanket on this idea, but traditionally kiters have avoided the highly populated beaches on the Derwent like Nutgrove and Long Beach. There was a kiting fatality there. Beach space is tight. We kited Bellerive for a while but the same story there, it gets very tight with all the beachwalkers etc. there are plenty of other safer and kite friendly beaches to pick from here.


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"Can you kite in the Derwent?" started by Beersy