Not sure if there has been a forum made already or not (I'm new to this site) but I've recently purchased a paddle board and wondering where people go in Adelaide and surrounding beaches/lakes? I've headed to west lakes a few times and semaphore beach but haven't really seen anyone around. Anyone know of any great spots for a beginner?
There are many places to paddle, in summer the metro beach anywhere along the coast especially in the mornings is usually great or anytime of the day on the hot days. In an out the river mouth at port noarlunga if your down south is a popular spot. Surfing at "u turns" seaford when a westerly swell and easterly winds but watch the tides. Middleton for surfing in a northerly wind. The most consistant down wind run is from bower road semaphore to north haven in a seabreeze or Osullies to seacliff for the more advanced. West lakes is always fairly protected from wind for a flat water paddle and so is the Onc in a high tide. So many places and uncrowed water ways. Even the Port river near the birken head hotel is awesome and have a meal and a beer afterewards!
We are 99% flat water paddlers and head to our nearest beach Semaphore or if its a bit breezy West Lakes. There is often 1 or 2 others out paddling.
We sometimes book into the Brighton caravan park for a night or 2, plenty of paddlers, with lessons and board hire on offer.
Yeah as recommended by Scotty just paddle out at uturns with every other SUP rider that's learning how to stay vertical with no idea how to catch a wave or turn - why not - the more straight handers and drop ins the better
Russ some of the most rude drop ins at u turns are from people who know better! Great kiting spot also.
I was down at Victor Harbour in Jan and there are some serious surf beaches down that way. Super scary.