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Horrocks Beach - Be aware of exclusion zone

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Created by Dave Whettingsteel > 9 months ago, 21 Jan 2014
Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1325 posts
21 Jan 2014 2:06PM
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Hi,
Its great that we are getting some visitors to Horrocks, but I'd like to make you all aware that there is a zone around the jetty and diving pontoon that all water craft are not allowed to enter. Its marked by 3 yellow buoys running south to north. There is a sign on the boat ramp explaining the exclusion zone, but Kiters are normally too amped getting setup and miss it. The reason for the exclusion zone is this is where kids, families et all swim. Both around the jetty and the pontoon. Its not just kites, but all water craft that are excluded.

I mention this because quite a few visiting kiters have not realised this and kited through kids etc in the zone. If I am there, I go and explain to visitors how the zone works and everone is cool. But please be aware of it if you visit, it would be truly awful to have an accident, and it pisses off kids and adults alike who are aware of the zone.

Many thanks!

Dave

NoBS
WA, 908 posts
21 Jan 2014 2:10PM
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i like to jump them.. Loads of fun

TurtleHunter
WA, 1673 posts
21 Jan 2014 2:24PM
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I presume the maritime law is wrong and your not a water craft anyway hey nob

cauncy
WA, 6532 posts
21 Jan 2014 9:04PM
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Carnt see why anyone would be arsed kiting horrocks anyway

Chris6791
WA, 3083 posts
21 Jan 2014 10:08PM
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cauncy said..

Carnt see why anyone would be arsed kiting horrocks anyway


Because it's where the wife wanted to take the kids on holidays...

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1325 posts
22 Jan 2014 9:07AM
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cauncy said..
Carnt see why anyone would be arsed kiting horrocks anyway


Indeed, Dongara's a lot better

jeff2
WA, 216 posts
22 Jan 2014 9:21AM
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cauncy said...
Carnt see why anyone would be arsed kiting horrocks anyway


Its where the first kitestock was held!

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1325 posts
22 Jan 2014 9:52AM
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jeff2 said..
cauncy said...

Carnt see why anyone would be arsed kiting horrocks anyway

Its where the first kitestock was held!


I'm pretty sure that was Port Gregory, not Horrocks. PG is the next place up the coast. Close though!

Underoath
QLD, 2291 posts
23 Jan 2014 3:35PM
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Being a Gero boy we have found some bloody good waves up there.

Only kited the pink lakes, but its a bad idea, too salty and sharp on the feet.



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