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Denham in February - is it Hot and Windy?

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Created by Fieldie > 9 months ago, 1 Nov 2014
Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
1 Nov 2014 1:06PM
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Hi Guys! I hope you are all well!

I am looking to head away for a couple of weeks in Feb. I am thinking of travelling either north or south in WA for some flat-water blasting and finally nutting out my jibes. Post winter, the thought of ripping without a wettie is very appealing
There's a friend's house in Shark Bay that I can use and, and another friends house down in Falcon.
I'm chasing some travel advice...

If the choice was yours, where would you go?
a) Denham
b) Falcon
c) Other; Please specify

(I'm 100kg have an old 95L Naish and a 130L Starboard Carve, 5.3, 5.7 & 6.7m sails)

Thanks for your time!!!

Mark _australia
WA, 18689 posts
1 Nov 2014 1:10PM
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Falcon for sure
Shark Bay likely to be 40 deg and windless, you may get lucky with early morning easterlies but they'll be gusty and crappy.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3399 posts
1 Nov 2014 1:24PM
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Fieldie said..

If the choice was yours, where would you go?

c) Other; Please specify



Due to being late summer by then the ocean temps will start cancelling the thermal effects of the land and sea breezes general become weaker.
So the further south you can travel the better.
Esperance or Albany is as a good bet that time of year

Windxtasy
WA, 3861 posts
1 Nov 2014 2:08PM
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Falcon is an excellent location - close to lots of lovely flat water spots on the Mandurah Estuary for gybing practice. There are spots that work on any wind direction, and always plenty of good company on the water. You will need a weed fin. Also plenty of other attractions in the area, and a world famous bakery!

In February Albany is another consideration. Lilacs in an Easterly can be super flat and fast. Steeply raked weedfin a must.

Shark Bay will be very hot and there is the risk of cyclones.

Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
1 Nov 2014 3:23PM
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Thanks heaps for your input Guys!!!! Falcon it is then! (although I may keep an eye on the weather and head down to Albany for a run shortly after) Should be great!!!
The house is on the west end of Sandra Street, near "Avalon Foreshore Reserve". Where best to head for starters???

hardie
WA, 3984 posts
1 Nov 2014 6:16PM
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Sailing lots in Falcon for 12 years and shark bay for 5 yrs or so, you'll get better windsurfing and better seabreeze winds in Shark Bay in Feb than Mandurah. However, when its hot it can be horrible in Shark bay. If you could go at short notice I'd keep an eye on the weather forecasts, and go where its windy. Albany in feb can be sensational too. The thing about Falcon is, if its not windy there's lots else to do. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in, as every other responder had written shark bay off, whereas in reality its better than Falcon in Feb.

PS. I live in Falcon

PPS. If all places were equally windy in Feb, I'd choose Albany!!!!!!!



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