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Kiting Torquay area in October??

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Created by danno A week ago, 10 Feb 2020
danno
WA, 114 posts
10 Feb 2020 10:06AM
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Hey Vic crew,
I'm a wave/surf kiter from Perth - heading to Geelong/Torquay area for a conference in October for a week.
Wondering, is it work bringing kites over at that time of year to kite any of the wave set-ups/reefs/beaches then?Cheers.

Sait79
VIC, 10 posts
11 Feb 2020 8:40AM
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Definitely, if it's on - really good down there.

Surfer62
VIC, 1307 posts
12 Feb 2020 11:21AM
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danno said..
Hey Vic crew,
I'm a wave/surf kiter from Perth - heading to Geelong/Torquay area for a conference in October for a week.
Wondering, is it work bringing kites over at that time of year to kite any of the wave set-ups/reefs/beaches then?Cheers.


Gidday Danno,

October is pretty hit and miss to the point of unlikely being on the week you visit, most consistent wind period doesn't usually start til around December. We need wind from sw, s, se to east. 13th is kiteable in westerly but gusty.

If anything in October, usually a sthly front coming through gusty and short lived, my humble opinion based on kiting Torquay for only the last 10 plus years.

Check the forecast day before you leave but bring a board you'll probably get a surf instead.

Last October's stats from BOM below, note it's kph not knots.

www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201910/html/IDCJDW3001.201910.shtml

Also note October temps were minimum 5 and max 34, good old vIcco weather 4 seasons in a day, bring a jacket.

On the upside last weekend here was strong easterlies and awesome, out on 7.

danno
WA, 114 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 1:29PM
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Thanks guys - appreciate the advice. Cheers.



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