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Noosa Heads as a roadstead anchorage

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Created by SV Wavesong A week ago, 29 Jun 2020
SV Wavesong
QLD, 66 posts
30 Jun 2020 1:11AM
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Anyone with experience anchoring at Noosa Heads?

lydia
1059 posts
30 Jun 2020 5:25AM
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Good holding but unless dead flat the swell will be stern on this time of year.
Double island Pt is a better option especially at present.
Been going past that for 50 years and surfed it a lot as well and never seen a lagoon like that there.
Makes sense though given the Bar is much deeper than previously.

SV Wavesong
QLD, 66 posts
30 Jun 2020 10:23AM
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Thanks Lydia.
Will be the back-up plan for the Mooloolaba to Double Island Point hop.

BlueMoon
692 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 3:19PM
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Just make sure there is absolutely no expected Northerlys overnight, a gentle 10 kt N can easily become a 25kt nightmare, turning DIP into a hellhole, it's no fun beating out of DIP at night worrying where Wolf Rock is.

nswsailor
NSW, 1322 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 11:51PM
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SV Wavesong said..
Anyone with experience anchoring at Noosa Heads?


Did it last year heading south and anchored just east of main beach.
We stopped there to wait for a SE change to go through and that was only for a couple of hours before it turned to the north again.
We found it was flat but a swell from the change rolled us about a bit.
Best in there with a SW and time on your hands.
Local council will challenge you if you land on the beach so make sure its below the high water mark.

SV Wavesong
QLD, 66 posts
Tuesday , 1 Jul 2020 12:28AM
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Thanks everyone for your help.

If I stop, it will only be for a kip. I don't intend going ashore.

lydia
1059 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 5:08AM
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BlueMoon said..
Just make sure there is absolutely no expected Northerlys overnight, a gentle 10 kt N can easily become a 25kt nightmare, turning DIP into a hellhole, it's no fun beating out of DIP at night worrying where Wolf Rock is.


You might want to check out current conditions there
nicknamed cat alley apparently

lydia
1059 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 5:08AM
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BlueMoon said..
Just make sure there is absolutely no expected Northerlys overnight, a gentle 10 kt N can easily become a 25kt nightmare, turning DIP into a hellhole, it's no fun beating out of DIP at night worrying where Wolf Rock is.


You might want to check out current conditions there
nicknamed cat alley apparently

lydia
1059 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 5:12AM
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SV Wavesong said..
Thanks everyone for your help.

If I stop, it will only be for a kip. I don't intend going ashore.


In the olden days before gps thingees we always left Mooloolaba in the evening so we would cross the bar in the morning with the sun behind us
in the afternoon you have to look into the sun so very hard to see breaking water ahead as you had to find the way through
still good policy with swell on

now it seems you follow the breadcrumbs

boty
QLD, 614 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 7:25AM
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lydia said..

SV Wavesong said..
Thanks everyone for your help.

If I stop, it will only be for a kip. I don't intend going ashore.



In the olden days before gps thingees we always left Mooloolaba in the evening so we would cross the bar in the morning with the sun behind us
in the afternoon you have to look into the sun so very hard to see breaking water ahead as you had to find the way through
still good policy with swell on

now it seems you follow the breadcrumbs


i still always cross the bar in the morning i dont trust other peoples leavings

SV Wavesong
QLD, 66 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 9:41AM
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I'll be taking it slow, steady and very prudently, with the sun at my back or, at least, overhead.



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